Miami-Dade County Celebrates Rickenbacker Improvements

This just in from the Office of Commissioner Carlos Gimenez

Commissioner Gimenez and Public Works Department celebrate completed environmental and roadway project on Rickenbacker Causeway

Project first of its kind for Public Works Department

(Miami-Dade County, FL) — Commissioner Carlos A. Gimenez and Miami-Dade County’s Public Works Department (PWD) will celebrate recent improvements to Rickenbacker Causeway beaches during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, November 19, 2010 at 10 a.m. The ceremony will take place near the Causeway on Hobie Beach, adjacent to MAST Academy, 3979 Rickenbacker Causeway.

PWD completed the Rickenbacker Causeway Shoreline and Roadway Protection Project on the south sides of Hobie Island and Virginia Key Beach (Hobie Cat Beach). The project began on September 9, 2009 and included three major components: shoreline stabilization; stormwater management and parking improvements; and exotic vegetation removal and landscaping of the upland area. This environmental and roadway protection project is the first of its kind undertaken by PWD. The total cost for this project was $6.8 million.

For more information, please contact Commissioner Gimenez’s office at 305-669-4003. You can also just call to say, Thanks!

This is a free public event and the Bike Coalition encourages people to walk and bike there. Show your support for when a local government dedicates resources to improving our favorite places to ride.

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About Kathryn Moore / South Florida Bike Coalition

I'm the President of the South Florida Bike Coalition - a 100% volunteer organization of people dedicated to using their skills and experience to effect more, better bicycling from the Keys to Martin County.

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