A new project set to begin spring 2018 will transform Hickory Street into a “complete street” that is safe, accessible and enjoyable for roadway users of all ages and abilities, including pedestrians, bicyclists, drivers and bus riders. The conceptual image above shows what the segment of Hickory Street next to Wells Park will look like once construction is completed (image used courtesy of the SCTPO.)
Goals and Benefits of the Hickory Street Complete Street Project
The goal of the Hickory Street Complete Street Project to is to create a safer environment that balances the needs of pedestrians and bicyclists with cars, buses and other motorized vehicles that travel along Hickory Street between New Haven Avenue and NASA Boulevard.
In particular, the project aims to make the span of Hickory Street between Hibiscus Boulevard and NASA Boulevard much safer for those walking between facilities of Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center campus, especially for the many staff, patients and visitors who park in the lots on one side of Hickory Street and cross by foot to get to the hospital and other medical facilities located on the opposite side.
Learn more about complete streets and how they benefit communities.
- The Hickory Street Complete Street Project is set to break ground on March 28, 2018, and will take approximately 18 months to complete.
- Construction will occur in two phases in order to minimize the disruption to motorists, pedestrians and businesses.The two phases will be:
- Between Hibiscus Blvd. and NASA Blvd.
- Between Hibiscus Blvd. and New Haven Ave.
- Traffic alerts, project timetables and updates will be posted to this page when determined.
Project Elements, Partners & Budget
The Hickory Street Complete Street will include sidewalks, bike lanes, marked and decorative crosswalks, median refuge islands, landscaping, street furnishings, and enhancements to bus benches and shelters. Additional improvements include roadway reconstruction, milling and resurfacing, utility installations, drainage improvements, curb ramps, lighting and signage.
The Hickory Street Complete Street Project is one of several complete street projects funded through the Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization (SCTPO) in Brevard County. The SCTPO managed the feasibility phase of the Hickory Street Complete Street project. The City of Melbourne, as the matching agency, is designated as the lead agency for the design and construction of this project. Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is providing federal funds for the design and construction.
The total construction cost of the project is $7,832,147. Federal funds will provide $7,266,342. The City of Melbourne will contribute the remaining $565,805.
If you have questions about the Hickory Street Complete Street Project:
- Or contact the City of Melbourne Engineering Department: 321-608-7300, firstname.lastname@example.org.