Reversible lanes in Doral area on the road
Written by Katherine Lewin on October 30, 2018
A Department of Transportation and Public Works study of the feasibility of reversible traffic lanes in the Doral area is nearly done.
The department recommended that the county consider reversible lanes on Northwest 25th Street from the Homestead Extension of the Florida Turnpike to State Road 826 and Northwest 36th Street from the Homestead Extension to State Road 826 back in August 2017.
Department Director Alice Bravo told Miami Today then that the study would “probably” require another six months. Over a year later, the study is expected to be completed this month. The finished study is to be presented at an upcoming Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization’s Transportation Committee meeting.
The feasibility analysis outlined the operational analysis, conceptual plans and cost estimates to construct both corridors. If the analysis finds that reversible lanes are recommended, the county would then need to allocate funds for a full design and a construction period, which could take up to two years.
The recommendation to try reversible lanes came after the county Transportation Planning Organization completed a traffic study in September 2016 to evaluate the use of reversible lanes along major roadways based on volume, geometry and number of lanes.
A reversible lane is used to increase a roadway’s directional capacity during daily peak travel times by shifting the flow of traffic to serve the greater demand. The system signals traffic to flow in one direction during one period of time in a roadway lane, and then reverses it to the opposite direction, depending on where traffic is stalled.
No date is set on when the study will be done or when construction could actually start.