Presentation on theme: "Titusville to Edgewater Bike Loop PD&E Study"— Presentation transcript:
1Titusville to Edgewater Bike Loop PD&E Study FDOT Project Number:Volusia County, FloridaFDOT Project Number:Brevard County, Florida
2424040-2 and 424040-3 Titusville to Edgewater Trail OutlineStudy LimitsPurpose and NeedRecommended AlternativeFundingOther Alternatives ConsideredAdjacent ProjectsNext StepsQuestions & Comments
3424040-2 and 424040-3 Titusville to Edgewater Trail Study LimitsSand Point Park (Titusville) to Rotary Park (Edgewater)33 milesTwo project numbers:(Brevard)(Volusia)Trail system connectivity to East Central Regional Rail Trail (click)
4424040-2 and 424040-3 Titusville to Edgewater Trail Purpose and NeedPotential national destination for both recreational and experienced trail users.Provide users access to existing scenic natural areas.Provide a loop connection with the East Central Regional Rail Trail (ECRRT) in Titusville and Edgewater.Trail system connectivity to East Central Regional Rail Trail (click)
5Recommended Alternative – US 1 and Titusville to Edgewater TrailRecommended Alternative – US 1Kennedy Pkwy to 200’ south of Halifax AveConstruct 10’/12’ wide shared-use path on east side of US 12.2 milesReplace any existing sidewalk
6Recommended Alternative – US 1 and Titusville to Edgewater TrailRecommended Alternative – US 1200’ south of Halifax Ave (Dollar General Driveway) to 700’ north of Halifax AveResurface existing paved shoulder0.2 milesFraser to match our construction cost estimate:Changed 660’ north to 700’Changed Retain to Resurface existing paved shoulder
7Recommended Alternative – US 1 and Titusville to Edgewater TrailRecommended Alternative – US 1700’ north of Halifax Ave to Indian River Blvd (SR 442)Construct 10’/12’ wide shared use path on east side of US 18 milesReplace existing sidewalk with pathBridge over 2 canalsFraser to match our construction cost estimate:Changed 660’ north to 700’North of Golden Bay Blvd.South of Indian Creek Rd.
8Recommended Alternative – US 1 and Titusville to Edgewater TrailRecommended Alternative – US 1Indian River Blvd (SR 442) to Orange AvenueResurface existing 4’ paved shoulder0.6 milesInconsistent right-of-way widthImpacts to existing drainage, driveways and utilities will require significant reconstructionTraffic signal at SR 442 allows bicyclists using shoulders on west side to cross to path on east side of US 1 at a traffic signalPlanned City of Edgewater sidewalk project will fill some sidewalk gapsFraser to match our construction cost estimate:Changed Retain to Resurface existing paved shoulderRevised “Traffic signal at SR 442 allows bicyclists using shoulders on west side to cross to path on east side of US 1 at a traffic signal”
9Recommended Alternative – US 1 and Titusville to Edgewater TrailRecommended Alternative – US 1Orange Avenue to Park AvenueRetain existing 4’ bike lanesCurb and gutter sectionTight right-of-way0.9 milesFraser:Changed paved shoulder to bike lanesSouth of New Hampshire Street
10Recommended Alternative – Park Ave and Titusville to Edgewater TrailRecommended Alternative – Park AveUS 1 to FEC Railroad CrossingRestripe and remove center two-way, left-turn lane to provide a 4’ bike lanes; or keep center lane and provide signing and pavement marking for “sharrows”0.2 milesNo existing shoulders, tight right-of-wayFraser:Changed directional to two-way, left-turn lane, and; or keep center lane and provide signing and pavement marking for “sharrows”
11Recommended Alternative – Park Ave and Titusville to Edgewater TrailRecommended Alternative – Park AveFEC Crossing to Dale StreetWiden to provide 4’ paved shoulders on both sides0.8 milesNo existing paved shoulder, tight right-of-wayFraser: changed Dale Avenue to Street
12Recommended Alternative and Titusville to Edgewater TrailRecommended AlternativeA trailhead in the Bill’s Hill area of south Volusia County would serve trail users coming from MINWR or cycling along US 1 from Edgewater / Oak Hill or from Titusville. Figure 1 shows three parcels on the east side of US 1 at the intersection with Kennedy Parkway were a trailhead could be located. Volusia County has designated the future land use as “Rural” on the front (US 1 portion) of the northern two (owned by James House and Hinrough LLC), and the back portion as “Environmental System Corridor”. The 35 acre, owned by the US Bureau of Land Management (MINWR), has a future land use designation of “Conservation”. The outcome of the EIS for the SpaceFlorida Shiloh Launch Site may affect the availability of this site.
13424040-2 and 424040-3 Titusville to Edgewater Trail FundingEstimate to design and construct recommended alternative$6.8 MillionDesign PhaseUnfundedRight-of-Way Acquisition PhaseNot needed, path is within FDOT right-of-wayConstruction PhaseFraser:Added design & construction cost estimate for 12.7 miles in Volusia county
14Other Alternatives Considered and Titusville to Edgewater TrailOther Alternatives ConsideredResurface existing paved shoulders on US 1Off-US 1 route preferred by the City of EdgewaterUS 1 to Roberts Road to Hibiscus Drive to Mango Tree Drive to Park AvenueImpacts a significant number of residential parcels and crosses canalCan be prioritized and funded as a regional trail project
15424040-2 and 424040-3 Titusville to Edgewater Trail Adjacent ProjectsFDOT Project: (Brevard Portion of Bike Loop)Only acceptable alternative in MINWR is an off-road bike pathSignificant Environmental ImpactsCurrent PD&E scope changed to produce a feasibility reportFuture PD&E study will analyze impactsNow includes an extension to Playalinda Beach to complete the Coast-to-Coast ConnectorKennedy Space Center Loop TrailEast Central Regional Rail Trail (ECRRT)Coast to Coast ConnectorSt. John’s River to Sea LoopShiloh Launch ComplexWe will continue our engineering & environmental analysis, considering the input we receive from these workshops.We will continue briefing the planning agencies, counties and cities.Recommend a preferred design alternative.
16424040-2 and 424040-3 Titusville to Edgewater Trail Next StepsRecommended Alternative WorkshopEdgewater 9/23/2014Start June 2012Finish October 2014TodayR2CTPOBoard8/27/2014BPAC8/13/2014CAC/TTC8/19/2014Present to River to Sea TPO in AugustFinal Public Workshop scheduled for September 23, 2014Obtain approved environmental document for Volusia segment outside the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge (MINWR)Complete Feasibility Report for MINWR and Canaveral National Seashore segmentsWe will present our recommendations to the River-to-Sea TPO committees and Board in August.We are scoped to hold a public Recommended Alternative Workshop, tentatively scheduled in October.We will send out notifications to everyone who received a notice of the alternatives workshop last November and we will post the dates and times on our website
17424040-2 and 424040-3 Titusville to Edgewater Trail Stay InformedWe will post this presentation and updates on our project website. There you can also sign-up for our mailing list.
18Titusville to Edgewater Bike Loop PD&E Study Questions & CommentsJazlyn Heywood, PE Florida DOT - Project Manager (386)Fraser Howe, PE METRO Consulting Group - PM (407)