NE 13th Street Reconstruction project is in the final stage of construction this fall. The City of Fort Lauderdale has contracted Sagaris Construction and Keith and Schnars Inspection Services to implement this project per the design plans vetted with neighbors over the past 3 years of design. The project will include many enhancements to include on-street parking, dedicated bike lanes, wider sidewalks, pedestrian lighting, additional crosswalks and ADA ramp upgrades, additional storm water capacity, additional landscaping, and a roundabout at the intersection of Old Dixie Highway. Funding for this project has been provided by partners to include Broward County Community Redevelopment Division ($1.5 million) and an additional funds from City of Fort Lauderdale, Central City Alliance, Central City CRA and Broward Art and Community Grant. The project includes a beautiful public art piece at the center of the project, the Unity Beacon, which was designed by local artists and implemented by community members.
Over the months of September and October 2017, the street construction will include the paving of the entire project with new asphalt, construction of the center wall within the roundabout, landscaping of all the medians and bioswale areas, pavement marking and traffic sign installation, green epoxy treatment for bike lanes, undergrounding of overhead power lines, and final cleanup efforts to finalize the project construction.