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.