Himes Ave (Kennedy Blvd to Columbus Dr)

The 1.5-mile segment of Himes Ave from Kennedy Blvd to Columbus Dr. is a 5-lane (two travel lanes in each direction and a two‐way left‐turn lane) Arterial roadway with a posted speed of 40 mph and serves the neighboring residential developments and commercial uses at the signalized intersections. Himes Ave is a north/south roadway running parallel to Dale Mabry Hwy.  This section of Himes Ave also includes an interchange at I‐275. The project also includes improvements at the 0.3-mile segment of Columbus Ave on approach to Himes Ave from Lincoln Ave at the northern project limits.  In a review of citywide fatal and incapacitating injury crashes from 2009 to 2011, this segment of roadway exhibited a cluster of 11 such crashes; therefore, this segment was analyzed for countermeasures to improve safety and to submit as a candidate for FDOT Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Off‐System Funds. Based on the geometrics of this roadway, the crash patterns, and field reviews, the recommendation is to replace the two-way left-turn lane with raised traffic separators and median islands; dedicated bike lanes from Kennedy Blvd to Columbus Dr; and raised separators on Columbus Dr from Himes Ave to Lincoln Ave.

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