Bridge would cross SR 84 inside Midtown

The city of Plantation will conduct a public workshop at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, at City Hall to discuss a new bridge that could help relieve traffic in Midtown.

 The city has initiated a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study to evaluate conditions for a new bridge over the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) New River Canal between SR 84 and SW 17th Street.

 City officials say the proposed bridge will provide the Plantation Midtown Development District with a direct connection to westbound SR 84, enabling new capacity to and from Midtown and improving traffic conditions along the University Drive and Pine Island Road corridors approaching I-595. In addition, the bridge will provide traffic congestion relief on Pine Island Road from Peters Road to the I-595 Interchange, University Drive from Peters Road to the I-595 Interchange and diverted traffic will be analyzed on Peters Road from Pine Island Road to University Drive and on 17th Street and 80th Terrace south of Peters Road.

   Conceptual designs will be available for public viewing. Representatives will be available to offer pertinent information and answer questions.

  The meeting will also be available on Zoom. Go to

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