Caribbean Boulevard Project is set to begin Phase Two

Caribbean Boulevard Project is set to begin Phase Two

Cutler Bay Mayor Peggy Bell at the Public Involvement Meeting.

The Public Works Department of the Town of Cutler Bay hosted a Public Involvement Meeting on January 7 in the Town Hall Council Chambers to let residents know about the second phase of the Caribbean Boulevard Project. Work Zone #1 is nearly complete in the roadway improvement effort and construction has begun on Zone #2, extending the project from Anchor Road to the C100 Canal. Town Manager Rafael Casals tells us that Work Zone #2 detours have been installed for Caribbean Boulevard between Gulfstream Road and the C100 Canal, however, residents and local traffic will continue to have access to the area. Electronic message boards and detour signs will be strategically incorporated to effectively direct the flow of traffic. Estimated completion date is sometime in May of 2016. More than 25 residents attended the Public Involvement Meeting and Mayor Peggy Bell took part in explaining about the detour route.

“Providing good information to residents has always been a priority for the Town,” said Mayor Bell. “Public Works Director Alfredo Quintero did a great job assembling a panel of experts to explain the project and the impact it may have on traffic patterns. We are most pleased to have the ability to improve this roadway and will work hard to do everything possible to manage the detour for the neighbors most affected.”

For information on the Caribbean Boulevard Roadway Improvement Project Gap 1 just contact Public Information Officer Alina Philipp at 305- 619-5313 or by email at Information sessions are held every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cutler Bay Town Center. They say that walk-ins are always welcome.

Town of Cutler Bay Council Meeting… Yes, the first council meeting of the new year will take place on January 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town of Cutler Bay Council Chambers, located at 10720 Caribbean Blvd. Be there or be square, as they say.

Just Google it… We hear that Google has teamed up with Miami Dade College’s Miami International Film Festival to create a new seminar series “addressing gender and racial gaps in the film industry, particularly in technical cinematographic roles.” The Festival isn’t that far away. The 33rd edition of the popular and respected yearly event for movie buffs runs from March 4 – 13. The Google Seminar Series on Gender & Racial Gaps In Film & Tech will take place in The Idea Center at Miami Dade College and other locations over four days, March 5 – 8, within the overall Festival program. Among the highlights of the series will be veteran cinematographer Kirsten Johnson’s screening and discussion of her feature memoir, Cameraperson. There will be scores of international films at the Festival. Advance ticket packages, plus tickets for the Opening Night Film and Party, are already on sale at or by calling 1-844-565-MIFF (6433). For membership opportunities or more information, email or call 305-237-FILM (3456).

Thought of the Day:

Be kind; everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
— Plato

Gary Alan Ruse contributed to this column.

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