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RESOLUTION NO. 95-- i26 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF <br />INDIAN RIVER COUNTY REQUESTING THAT THE FLORIDA <br />DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SIGNALIZE THE INTERSECTION <br />OF BEACHLAND BOULEVARD (S.R. 60) AND RIVERSIDE PARK <br />DRIVE. <br />WHEREAS, the original plans for, and the final <br />construction of, the new Merrill Barber Bridge included left turn <br />lanes at all approaches to the intersection of Beachland Boulevard, <br />Indian River Drive East, and Riverside Park Drive; and <br />WHEREAS, the availability of left turn lanes at all <br />approaches to this intersection is important and necessary for <br />special event traffic and emergency vehicles associated with <br />Riverside Park, the Center for the Arts, Riverside Theater, and the <br />Childrens Theater; and <br />WHEREAS, left turn lanes at all approaches to this <br />intersection will avoid routing unnecessary traffic into the <br />surrounding residential neighborhoods and public parks; and <br />WHEREAS, the intersection of Beachland Boulevard (S.R. <br />60) and Riverside Park Drive was not signalized as part of the <br />Merrill Barber Bridge project; and <br />WHEREAS, the public parks on both sides of this <br />intersection are utilized by numerous pedestrians, and crossing <br />this intersection without a signal is hazardous; and <br />WHEREAS, the lack of signalization of this intersection <br />has caused the left turn lanes at the intersection to be closed to <br />vehicles; and <br />WHEREAS, the lack of signalization of this intersection <br />causes delays, inconvenience, and safety problems. <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE INDIAN RIVER COUNTY BOARD OF <br />COUNTY COMMISSIONERS THAT: The Board of County Commissioners <br />strongly requests that the Florida Department of Transportation <br />(FDOT) immediately signalize the intersection of Beachland <br />Boulevard, Indian River Drive East, and Riverside Drive, and thus <br />make available the left turn lanes that have been constructed at <br />this intersection. <br />THIS RESOLUTION was moved for adoption by Comm. Eggert , and <br />the motion was seconded by Comm. Bird <br />to a vote, the vote was as follows: <br />and, upon being put <br />Chairman Kenneth R. Macht aye <br />Vice -Chairman Fran B. Adams aye <br />Commissioner John W. Tippin aye <br />Commissioner Richard N. Bird aye <br />Commissioner Carolyn K. Eggert aye <br />The Chairman thereupon declared the resolution duly passed and <br />adopted this 19 day of <br />September , 1995. <br />BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS <br />INDIAN R ER COUNTY —FLORIDA <br />BY: <br />Kenneth R. Macht, Chair <br />✓`'�� Board of County Commissioners <br />ATTEST: /J <br />a\r\mpo\bcevbulg.ree <br />