The Florida Dept. of Transportation presented its 5-year tentative work plan for 2024-2028 to the Board of County Commissioners at the Wednesday meeting to address the transportation needs of the Florida Keys. The work plan has $498 million set aside for Monroe County projects during that time for bridge repairs and replacements, resurfacing, construction, safety, transit, and more. It also includes funding for demonstration projects, like micro-mobility.
Micro-mobility uses smaller vehicles to transport people, rather than bigger buses. Monroe County conditionally approved a micro-mobility grant to start tentatively in 2023 for Stock Island to Key West transportation. The City of Key West and the Village of Islamorada have already implemented micro-mobility efforts.
According to the tentative work plan, bridge repair and rehab are slated for Bahia Honda in 2025 and the 7 Mile Bridge over Moser Channel in 2026. Bridge replacements include the Long Key Bridge in 2027 and Card Sound Road at Tubby’s Creek and Mosquito Creek in 2025. The replacement of the 7 Mile Bridge is slated for 2030.
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