City of Cocoa Beach Commissioner Skip Williams Provides Update Area On Road Projects
By Skip Williams, Commissioner, City of Cocoa Beach // June 8, 2017
MANY ROAD PROJECTS NEARING COMPLETION
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – As your Commission-appointed delegate to the Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization for almost 10 years, with commission direction and approval, we have been able to initiate and implement improvements to our city.
All projects have to be studied, planned, designed and funded well in advance of implementation.
Because we don’t have any county roads and all our major roads are State roads, there is minimal expense directly to the city.
We pay Federal Income tax and State Sales taxes which have fortunately come back to us as improvements including pedestrian, bicycling and storm water enhancements.
Besides normal repaving, we’ve gotten a wide sidewalk on the beach side of A1A from the south city limit to Wakulla lane.
Currently sidewalks are being connected or added to both sides of northbound and southbound A1A as part of the repaving effort.
The Minuteman Causeway project, funded mostly by the Federal Complete Streets program, should be complete by the time you read this.
Upcoming projects of the SCTPO as their number three priority, include subtopics A through H, listed below:
Priority (3) SR A1A – Implement A1A study recommendations from Pineda Causeway to Port Canaveral
A. SR 520 & A1A Intersection improvements (Cocoa Beach)
B. SR A1A Streetscaping improvements for 4 blocks for Northbound A1A (Atlantic Avenue) and an additional 4 blocks for Southbound A1A (Orlando Avenue)
C. Sidewalk widening and replacement both sides from SR 520 to International Drive (Cape Canaveral)
D. Widen sidewalk to 8 feet from Sunflower Street to Marion Lane (A1A)
E. Install crosswalks from 1st Street South to 1st Street North (1 block North and South of Minuteman Causeway) (A1A)
F. Install curb and gutter to include parking spaces from 2nd Street North to 4th Street North SR A1A Northbound (Atlantic Ave)
G. Close Sidewalk gap from 7th Street South to 6th Street South (South Orlando)
H. Add an 8 foot Sidewalk Eastside – North Limits of Patrick AFB to 16th Street South (A1A)
Again, I thank you for the honor of serving as your commissioner.
You can email me at skip.williams@cityofcocoabeach
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Commissioner Skip Williams, Seat 4 of The City of Cocoa Beach City Commission
Elected as Commissioner in 2007, Commissioner Williams, is originally from Indian River County, Florida, He is a resident of the City since 1986. Williams graduated from the Florida Institute of Technology and holds a Mechanical Engineering Degree, and a Master Degree in Engineering Management from University of Central Florida.
He works for NASA in the Ground Systems Development and Operations Program and has served as the Chairperson of the Cocoa Beach Waterways and Wildlife Board. He is a graduate of the Cocoa Beach Citizen’s Academy and a member of the Fire Department Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).
His affiliations include being a volunteer for Keep Brevard Beautiful, a member of Christian Surfers Cocoa Beach and attends Calvary Chapel Surfside.
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