HOLLYWOOD - The first workshop/public hearing for the Johnson Street "Complete Streets" Improvement Project is scheduled for Wednesday, June 29 at 6:00 p.m. at Hollywood City Hall, 2600 Hollywood Boulevard, Room 219. Design boards will be on display and project representatives will be available to explain the proposed improvements and answer questions from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m. The official forum and presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m.
As the use of Johnson Street has increased, Hollywood residents, business owners, pedestrians and motorists have voiced their concerns to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Broward County Transit and the City of Hollywood Commission about the condition of the roadway and potential safety issues. Lack of sidewalks, bus shelters, lighting, and improper drainage, as well as heavy traffic volumes have been some of the concerns raised over the years.
In response, FDOT, the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and the City of Hollywood have partnered to redesign a two mile stretch of the corridor from the C-10 Canal east to Federal Highway. The Johnson Street "Complete Streets" Improvement Project will cost approximately $16 million dollars. FDOT and Broward MPO are seeking federal funds in the amount of $12 million, with the City of Hollywood committing to approximately $4.4 million.
Some of the proposed improvements include new, wider, ADA compliant sidewalks, bike lanes, pedestrian level lighting, new pavement, improved drainage, landscaping, signal arms and mobility connectivity. Project construction is expected to begin in the Summer of 2021 with completion by July 2023. Currently, FDOT and the City are in the initial stages of the design and acquisition process. Additional public meetings will be held as the design process moves forward.
For additional information on future Complete Streets projects planned for Hollywood please visit: http://www.hollywoodfl.org/completestreets.