Project Updates in the City of Parkland
ROUNDABOUT: UNIVERSITY DRIVE-OLD CLUB ROAD
Following an online resident vote on conceptual designs for the center feature of the roundabout, a fountain feature was selected to dovetail with the entrance to the Parkland Golf and Country Club. This roundabout blends nicely with the surrounding area and eliminates the three-way stop that was previously at this intersection. Traffic flows more easily through this area as a result of the addition of the roundabout. View information about the roundabout at University Drive and Old Club Road.
ROUNDABOUT: HILLSBORO BOULEVARD-EVERGLADES WAY
The Falls at Parkland is a new community under development immediately west of Parkside Drive and immediately south of Lox Road. As a condition of developing the community, Ryan Homes / Parkland Centerline was required to extend Hillsboro Boulevard. The extension runs from the approximate northwestern corner of Terramar Park west along the south side of the Chabad of Parkland, intersects Parkside Drive at a four-way stop, and continues west into The Falls at Parkland. This extension permanently closed the intersection of Hillsboro Boulevard and Loxahatchee Road in January 2020. Along the stretch of Hillsboro Boulevard west of Parkside Drive is a roundabout at Hillsboro’s intersection with a new street, Everglades Way. View information about the roundabout at Hillsboro Boulevard and Everglades Way.
The City of Parkland (City) adopted a City-wide plan for street lighting in 2013. Since then the City, along with Florida Power and Light (FPL) and Broward County, has undertaken several street lighting projects. All street light projects require Broward County approval and the City must follow a multi-step process. First the City must oversee design of the underground infrastructure and light pole locations, then the City obtains authorization from Broward County, and then installation of underground infrastructure takes place.
Once the underground infrastructure is in place, FPL develops an agreement with the City to install and turn on the lights, then FPL orders the necessary materials, they submit a Maintenance of Traffic plan to Broward County for approval, they obtain a permit from Broward County, and then FPL begins installing light polls. View a map of past and future street light projects in the City of Parkland.
LOXAHATCHEE ROAD IMPROVEMENTS
The reconstruction of Loxahatchee Road is a large-scale collaboration between the City of Parkland, Broward County, the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). The project will span Loxahatchee Road from State Road 7 / U.S. Highway 441 to the water conservation area and, at this time, is expected to begin sometime in 2023. Learn about Loxahatchee Road improvements.
This project would provide a secondary storm water drainage system to allow for drainage during a large rain or storm event. This would help alleviate flooding that now occurs in The Ranches after a storm or heavy rain. The City of Parkland (City) had a survey conducted of the area and worked with North Springs Improvement District (NSID) on a model of the drainage system. NSID was unable to process the permitting for this area, so the City has designated this area as part of a citywide Storm Water Master Plan (SWMP). The SWMP evaluates the current City storm water level of service and provides recommendations for implementation of policies, strategies, and a prioritized improvement program that addresses the City’s current and future needs. This plan has met with delays and is anticipated to be complete by Summer 2022.
COVERED BRIDGE PARK EXPANSION
This project is on approximately 2.9 acres along the north side of Holmberg Road and immediately east of the current Covered Bridge Park. The area has been overrun by invasive exotic vegetation not native to Florida that hinders healthy growth of native species of trees and foliage. The first phase of this project, took place in October 2019 and included removing those invasive species from the area. During this process, living native trees were left and only dead or invasive vegetation was removed. Learn about Covered Bridge Park expansion.
6600 University Drive
Parkland, FL 33067
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