ITID Public Road Meeting Set For Tuesday, April 5

The Indian Trail Improvement District will hold an informational meeting regarding roads, sidewalks and traffic calming, along with the upcoming R-3 Road Plan and a proposed bond issue of up to $22 million. The meeting will be held at the Acreage branch library on Tuesday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m. The library is located at 15801 Orange Blvd.

The Palm Beach County Engineering Department will also be on-site to explain ongoing projects to the county’s roadway system in the local area, including Seminole Pratt Whitney Road, 60th Street North, Royal Palm Beach Blvd., Orange Blvd., Coconut Blvd. and Northlake Blvd.

ITID officials will discuss project proposals for the Transportation Alternative Program and Local Initiative Program that have been submitted to the Transportation Planning Agency for consideration of federal funds to improve eligible roadways with such features as traffic calming, sidewalks and enhanced safety features.

The Federal Highway Administration has classified several ITID road sections as eligible for federal funding, including 140th Avenue North from Orange Blvd. to Northlake Blvd., Hall Blvd. from Orange Blvd. to Northlake Blvd., and Temple Blvd. from Coconut Blvd. to Seminole Pratt Whitney Road.

ITID Executive Director Burgess Hanson said the district will have ITID Traffic Engineer Joe Capra and District Engineer Jay Foy there to answer questions.

“We’re going to have different tables set up where participants can go from table to table to learn about the different topics, which will also include millings,” Hanson said. “One table will include Jason Lester and one of his supervisors to talk about the millings for the roads. Another table will be discussing the R-3 Road Plan and the proposed bond issue, which is for paving roads and traffic calming.”

Another table will be discussing the TAP and LI programs submitted to the TPA.

“Those are a combination of both traffic calming and multi-use trails on what they call DOT-designated roads,” Hanson said, explaining that those projects are primarily on 140th Avenue North, Key Lime Blvd., Hall Blvd. and Temple Blvd.

There will also be a table where Hanson and ITID board members will discuss what the district does and the difference between activated and inactivated units, the legislative boundaries, how people are assessed and how those relate to local roads.

The ITID Board of Supervisors and staff will be available to answer questions about the R-3 Road Plan and other road projects, as well as maintenance projects for road millings on quarter-mile and half-mile sections in the district.

Palm Beach County Engineer David Ricks will also be on-site to discuss the county road projects.