Road Bond Referendum Project
In November 2006, the City of Margate had a referendum on the ballot that stated:
BALLOT TITLE: “Shall Margate borrow not more than $35,000,000.00 secured by full faith/credit for repaving of streets.”
BALLOT QUESTION: “Shall the city of Margate borrow an amount not to exceed $35,000,000.00 secured by full faith and credit of the city and its ad valorem taxing power, at an interest rate not exceeding that provided by law? Said obligation shall pay for repavement, repair and installation of streets, sidewalks and bridges.”
The residents of the city voted by a 2:1 margin to pass the referendum, so all of the city owned and maintained roadways could be repaired in some fashion. Plus, this provided an opportunity to repair various bridges, sidewalks, curbs, drainage, and handicap ramps. The estimated timeline to complete this work is two-three years.
ROADWAY IMPROVEMENTS FOR ROYAL PALM BOULEVARD:(updated 11/10/2009)
The WORK for this project consists of improvements to Royal Palm Boulevard beginning approximately two hundred feet east of the One-Mile Canal and extending eastward to the western right-of-ways limits of U.S. Highway 441 (State Road 7), a distance of approximately one mile in length. The work involves realignment of the roadway by the Margate Canal bridge, reconstruction of the east and west bound lanes, construction of east and west bound turn lanes, access management modifications, renovation and widening of an existing bridge and medians, construction of pedestrian bridges, base enhancements, milling and resurfacing, providing new asphalt areas, pavement markings, swale, drainage and lighting improvements.
Traffic will be re-routed to the north side of the roadway while the eastbound lanes (south side) are being reconstructed and vice versa. Anticipated completion time is September 2010. Use alternate routes to avoid this area while construction is in progress.
City of Margate's Project to Improve Royal Palm Blvd. - updated May 21st, 2009
The Purchasing Division Office at 5790 Margate Boulevard, Margate, Florida 33063 has advertised for the above project and will be receiving bids for the one mile improvements until 11:00 A.M., June 24, 2009.
The project involves realignment of the roadway, construction of east and west bound left turn lanes, access management modifications, renovation of an existing bridge and medians, construction of pedestrian bridges, base enhancements, milling and resurfacing, providing new asphalt areas, pavement markings, swale, drainage and lighting improvements.
Once the contract is awarded it is anticipated that the work shall be completed within 365 calendar days after the commencement date which shall be stated in the City issued Notice to Proceed.
Feb 23, 2009 update:
The Road Bond Project is 15 months into the 30 month duration, and is progressing nicely. The project is within budget, and on schedule for completion in June, 2010.
Beginning in February, 2009, the project will proceed to Margate Blvd. from Rock Island Rd. to East River Drive. The project will consist of the replacement of 21,200 feet of curb; replacement of 1500 feet of sidewalk; and the rehabilitation of the entire roadway surface, both east and west bound lanes. The project will take approximately 45-60 workdays to complete (weather permitting). There will be one lane of traffic open in both the east bound, and the west bound lanes at all time.
As with all construction projects there will be heavy construction equipment, trucking, and the construction crews working, that may create an occasional delay. If you would use an alternate route during this period, it would be most appreciated. Our goal is to provide our residents with a quality road project with minimal disruption, and inconvenience.
The engineering is now completed, and an additional crew will be mobilized to NW 8 th Street to begin the replacement of all curbing, the installation of approximately 150 feet of drainage, milling of the existing roadway surface, and applying a 1 ½ “ layer of asphalt, followed by temporary road markings, and finally permanent road markings which will be applied once the asphalt surface has cured. (approximately 30 days).
The asphalt contractor will begin roadway rehabilitation in the Oriole Margate 5 residential subdivision ASAP as the roadway is prepared for the asphalt overlay.
Subdivisions between Royal Palm Blvd. south to Margate Blvd between NW 65 th Ave. to the west, and West River Drive to the east will continue replacement of curbing and sidewalk , and should be completed the middle of April, 2009.
Thank You in advance for your cooperation, and should you have any questions regarding the Road Bond Project, please call Public Works at 954 972 8126 between the hours of 8 AM 6 PM Monday Thursday.
Below is the status of the Road Bond projects as of November 3, 2008:
1) Winfield Blvd. completed
2) Margate Shores completed
3) Hogan Creek 90% of the curbs and sidewalks have been replaced, the roadway paving to follow (completion 30 work days); 4) Oriole Margate 3, nearing completion of sidewalk replacement (completion 15 work days)
5) Presidential Homes completed
6) Kimberly Forest completed
7) Serino Park area, drainage improvement made, roadway scheduled for overlay (completion 20 work days)
8) Oakland Hills bad sidewalk being replaced (completion 4-5 weeks)
9) Sullivan Homes (completion 6-7 weeks, including roadway resurfacing)
10) Ibec Area (will begin repairs within 45 days).
The following areas will begin mid to late January 2009 and extend for 8 to 10 months (weather permitting):
1) Oriole Margate #6
2) Margate Blvd (Rock Island Rd to East River Drive)
3) Oriole Margate # 3
4) Oriole Margate # 1
5) Oriole Margate # 2 (south of Atlantic)
This is a tentative progressive construction schedule as follows:
1) Holiday Springs- Rock Island Road to Pinewalk Drive South
2) Pinewalk Drive South - from Rock Island Road to Holiday Springs
3) Pinewalk Drive North- from Pinewalk Drive South to Rock Island Road
4) NW 30 Street- from South Bay to Rock Island Road
5) Royal Springs North (all roads)
6) Royal Springs South (Sunflower-all roads)
7) NW 18 Street/80 Avenue
8) Willow Creek Subdivision (all)
9) Royal Palm Estates (all)
10) Palm Gate
11) Margate Estates 1, 2 and 3
12) Applegreen area
13) Southgate Subdivisions (all)
14) Our Place - Isles of Margate
15) Edwards Road
16) Hammond Heights
17) Palmer Road (NW 8 Street) Drainage Engineering required
18) Seton Drive area and surrounding roads
19) Mears Industrial Park
20) NW 17 Street
21) NW 24 Street
22) Winfield Boulevard (all neighborhoods)
23) Coral Gate Boulevard
24) Coral Gate neighborhood east of Banks Road
25) Coral Gate Subdivision
26) Oriole Margate #4, #2, and #3, in that order
28) The Laurels
29) Kimberly Forest #1, #2
30) Serino Park Subdivision, #1, #3
31) Oakland Hills Subdivision, #1, #6
Note: The roadways excluded during this phase of construction include: NW 1 St., NW 1 Ct., NW 2 St., NW 3 St., and NW 4 St. between NW 69 Ave. and NW 65 Ave.
HOT IN PLACE RECYCLING PROJECTS
1. Southgate- from the One–Mile Canal to Rock Island Road - east and westbound lanes.
2. Southgate- from Rock Island Road to the western city limits. Two westbound lanes only.
3. Rock Island Road- from Southgate to Sample Road- north and south.
4. Royal Palm Blvd. from the One-Mile Canal to the western city limits.
5. Coral Bay Boulevard- NW 62 Avenue- from Sample Road to SR-7.
6. Perimeter Road from SR-7 to Sample Rd.
7. Banks Road from Coconut Creek Parkway to Sample Road. Banks Road may be deleted from our Road Bond Project if the Seminole Indian Tribe decides to make those road improvements for the City.
8. SW 7 Street from SR-7 to Rock Island Rd.
Dec. 2007 - Task #1 of the Road Bond Project will begin with the road resurfacing of City-owned and City-maintained roadways where there are no curbs present, or where existing curbs do not need repair. The map indicates in "in red", the roads to be resurfaced in Task #1. If you have any questions regarding the Road Bond Project please contact the Public Works Department at 954-972-8126, or check for Road Bond Project Updates on the Road Bond Hotline at 954-935-5293. Click on the map for a downloadable copy in PDF format.
June 2007 – Item on City Commission Agenda to proceed with funding
7/31/07 Closing of the bond funds
Mayor David McLean signs documents with Bond Counsel Bruce Giles-Klein for road bond funds.
Summer 2007- Bid advertising
Summer 2007- Awarding of the contracts
Sept/October 2007 - Curb replacement, sidewalk replacement, and handicap accessible ramps begins
Fall 2007 - Estimated start on road work
Click here for a map of city zones which will be used to conduct work on all city roads to be repaired with the Road Bond.
* Dates and events subject to change.