FDOT To Announce Cassat Avenue Improvement Plan

Apr 26, 2017

Credit FDOT / Florida Department of Transportation

The Florida Department of Transportation will share its proposed improvement plan for Cassat Avenue, between Blanding Boulevard and Lenox Avenue, with the public Thursday.

FDOT spokeswoman Debbie Delgado said after the first public information session in January, transportation planners revisited the idea of getting rid of all of the parking spaces along Cassat.

“So we’re still going to have about 24 parking spaces of on-street parking," she said. "We’re also going to be allowing buffered bicycle lanes in both directions in that area.”

Delgado said other proposed improvements include crosswalks to aid people with disabilities, installing countdown pedestrian timers and eliminating a couple of northbound right-turn lanes.

Thursday’s public meeting will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Lakeshore Women’s Club on Lakeshore Boulevard. 

The improvements for Cassat Avenue will cost around $5.5 million.  The work is expected to begin this fall.

Contact reporter Cyd Hoskinson at choskinson@wjct.org, 904-358-6351 and on Twitter @cydwjctnews