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William Lehman Causeway – A time to remember

March 19th, 2012 · 5 Comments

The William Lehman Causeway is essential to the flow of traffic around Aventura. It’s necessary to commute to and from Sunny Isles and the beaches. Also if you get off in the middle of the causeway, it’s an easy way to connect to the condos around the circle. Approximately one year ago we published a story on the Miami Herald Aventura section regarding a dismantled commemorative plaque remembering Congressman William Lehman. According to residents at that time, the plaque was upside down and out of place for over a year. The article we published in the Miami Herald and the discussion with an FDOT representative led to action taken. A year later and the commemorative plaque has been repaired properly – a large stand was installed and it was clearly separated from the landscaping. This was well worth the time, considering it is a Florida State road it happened quickly despite all the bureaucratic hoops.

Many residents don’t even notice the commemorative plaques, we hope that our readers will recognize them next time they are driving on the roads. The fact that the FDOT was unaware of this a year ago and took the steps to make the necessary repairs, proves that raising local issues is an important part of our blog and that when the right people are contacted change happens.

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Tags: Community News · traffic

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 B // Mar 19, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Great job! But I’d like to see the Causeway actually become more usable. Let’s work on getting the State to acknowledge that people do want to walk, run, and cycle across the west half of the causeway to get to the beach, and there’s currently no legal way to do this. One of the eastbound lanes across the Intercoastal can easily be made into a pedestrian/bike path and connecting to the Country Club recreation trail, like what is done on the Rickenbacker bridge eastbound. An easy improvement that could actually benefit the residents of Aventura in a tangable way!!!

  • 2 David Mann via Facebook // Mar 19, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Plenty of times. Where is the plaque?

  • 3 Esther Dayana Grossmann Levy via Facebook // Mar 19, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Maybe about 30

  • 4 B // Mar 20, 2012 at 10:34 am

    ^Above: I mean the east half of the Causeway, on the beach side, and the westbound lane crossing from Sunny Isles to Aventura, there’s really not enough traffic volume to justify 3 lanes there.

  • 5 Aventura Blog via Facebook // Mar 21, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    David, the plaque is located approximately ten feet east of the Biscayne Blvd. sign.

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