Florida Department of Transportation — Krome Ave Reconstruction and Widening

Krome Avenue was designated as a dangerous road with a significant number of head-on incidents. In order to address this and improve safety, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) began work on the $97.5 million reconstruction project; widening the road from two lanes to four while installing a guardrail, a 40-foot median, lighting and other safety elements. A brand new pedestrian and biking trail was also constructed to provide other types of transportation opportunities. This project was supported by the community, which FDOT kept informed through the construction process, allowing for smoother operations and communication. The end result: a safer road for travelers and the creation of safer alternatives for those used non-motor vehicle transportation.