Introduction & Purpose
" The vision of the A1A Multimodal Planning and Engineering Analysis is to have a corridor that functions as a safe and efficient multimodal corridor that connects and supports the economic viability of several communities. The corridor should be aesthetically pleasing while providing a sense of community through innovation, design and connectivity."
SR A1A is an important community resource both in terms of the roadway’s mobility and its function as the main economic lifeline of Brevard County’s coastal communities. SR A1A connects and provides access to the County’s important economic and employment centers: Cape Canaveral Space Port, Kennedy Space Center, Port Canaveral, Patrick Air Force Base, and its beaches. SR A1A is also a designated national scenic byway and serves as the spine of one of the region’s environmental treasures, the Indian River Lagoon. The corridor is heavily associated with Florida beach culture and is the community’s access to beautiful scenery and ocean vistas. It is also a hurricane evacuation route, as well as an important commuter corridor for local residents
The SR A1A Multimodal Corridor Planning and Engineering Analysis project was initiated based on activities of the A1A Action Team, consisting of a group of organizations, businesses and residences along the SR A1A Corridor. The project was further molded by the Space Coast TPO to combine planning and design efforts to provide a more efficient project delivery process. By combining the planning and engineering/design components in a project of this magnitude, this effort is unique. The results have included a consensus on potential improvement strategies that can be implemented by a variety of groups and agencies.
The A1A Action Team is working with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to address locally identified transportation, community planning and urban design issues. Projects identified by the A1A Action Team include corridor beautification, wayfinding signage, undergrounding of utilities, pedestrian and bicycle facility enhancements, intersection improvements and several other infrastructure improvements.
Thank you to all that participated in helping to shape the project logo for the A1A Multimodal Corridor Planning & Engineering Analysis project. The logo shown at the right is the result of the comments received through the Branding Exercise Survey conducted in August 2012.Activity
In Phase I, the Kimley-Horn and Associates (KHA) team, completed an assessment of the A1A corridor's existing conditions and solicited the opinions of the A1A community. A synopsis of the information gathered and recommendations of the community and FDOT can be viewed by clicking here.
Phase II of the A1A Multimodal Improvement Corridor project included developing specific concept plans and recommendations, as available via the links on the left side of this page.
An update to the Action Team was presented November 10, 2015, with the presentation available by clicking here.
The Florida Department of Transportation is further vetting the recommended improvements prior to initiating design phases.
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