Community Budget Issue Requests - Tracking Id #1119FY0001

Widening State Road 710 from Military Trail to Old Dixie Highway












William E. Wilkins


City of Riviera Beach











Project Title:

Widening State Road 710 from Military Trail to Old Dixie Highway

Date Submitted:

2/16/01 4:48:00 PM












M. Mandy Dawson














Statewide Interest:

Enables Port expansion projects now in progress to achieve max. development  and economic potential.













City of Riviera Beach


William E. Wilkins


600 W. Blue Heron Blvd., Room 234

Contact Phone:

(561) 845-4010



Riviera Beach 33404

















Palm Beach














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Project Description:








This project involves roadway widening (from two-lanes to four-lanes) for the purposes of upgrading the main overland route used in transporting cargo/freight to and from the Port of Palm Beach.  The project economic benefits are equally significant.  Passage of the Caribbean Initiative will open the door for substantial growth in two-way trade between the Port and the nations of the Caribbean basin.  As a result, the Port is poised to realize significant cargo tonnage increases over the next ten years.  Accordingly, local roadway improvements are necessary to assure that physical structure keeps pace with current and future demand.  Since highway connectors to the Port are presently near capacity, this roadway widening/improvement project is essential.












Measurable Outcome Anticipated:






Increased safety and efficient overland movement of cargo/freight to and from the Port of Palm Beach.











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Request has been made to fund:















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Was this project previously funded by the State?














Is future-year funding likely to be requested?














Was this project included in an Agency's Budget Request?




Was this project included in the Governor's Recommended Budget?













Is there a documented need for this project?






#1 Unfunded project of the MPO of Palm Beach County.











Was this project request heard before a publicly noticed meeting of a body of elected officials (municipal, county, or state)?




Hearing Body:

Riviera Beach City Council


Meeting Date: