Wilton Drive Lane Elimination Project

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March 1, 2019

The Wilton Drive Lane Elimination roadway reconstruction project has now reached the halfway point.  Construction should be complete by September 1, 2019.

The completed roadway will include one lane in each direction, bike lanes, and wider sidewalks.  Once the roadway portion of the project is complete, the landscape and streetscape phase will commence.  The City is currently seeking funding for this phase, which will include the redesign of Jaycee Park, the creation of a gathering space at NE 6th Avenue on the Drive, and landscaping and street furniture for the length of the Drive.  

The Wilton Drive Improvement District has created a website, wiltondrive.org, to promote the businesses on the Drive and offer status updates on the construction.  Check out wiltondrive.org, and sign up for the weekly eblasts.  


October 9, 2018

Construction of the roadway project has begun in Wilton Manors.  To receive updates on the status of the project, lane closures and other information, opt in by emailing your request to plandi@wiltonmanors.com

Learn more about the new effort, wiltondrive.org !  Attend the October 25, 2018 meeting at 4:00pm at Hagen Park to hear about the plan.  

August 15, 2018

Roadway Construction Update - IT'S HAPPENING!

FDOT has recently advised the City that construction on the roadway portion of the Wilton Drive Lane Elimination Project is starting  in August.  While the project will likely start at Sunrise Boulevard and we may not see any signs of action in the Island City for a couple months, it is gratifying to note that after many years and  deaths and injuries, we are headed towards a safer, more attractive Main Street.  

Landscape/Streetscape Design Update

On August 8, the City's design consultant, Metro, provided residents, business owners and others with a look at the initial draft design of the landscape and hardscape components of the Wilton Drive renovation.  Review the landscape design presentation here.

We encourage Wilton Manors residents and businesses to provide feedback and ideas.

Click here to submit comments about the project online,  or send them to plandi@wiltonmanors.com________________________________________________________

FDOT held  an Open House on the roadway construction portion of the project on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 5:00 PM at Hagen Park.  Please attend if your schedule permits.  As a reminder, the design of the roadway is complete, so questions and input should relate to the construction and timing.  For more information from FDOT, here's the public notice of the event. 

Mark your calendars - the next opportunity for public information and outreach will be August 8, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the Wilton Drive Improvement District meeting in Hagen Park.

At that meeting, the consultant will present a preliminary design in a more formal setting.


June 20, 2018

Thank you so much to all who showed interest in participating in the Wilton Drive Landscape/Streetscape workshop. Click here to see the powerpoint presented by the City's consultant, Metro Consulting.  

This was the first step in the design process and your feedback will be helpful as we continue to conceptualize plans that will enhance the Wilton Drive landscape/streetscape.

The June 19th  workshop provided good community consensus on the preferred landscaping materials. There was not much support for any of the street furniture elements, so we will be sourcing new options for the hardscape. If you have any suggestions or ideas, we would like to hear from you.

As a reminder, the design of the lane elimination portion of the project is complete. FDOT awarded the contract and construction is scheduled to begin in the fall. The construction of the roadway reconfiguration is expected to take about a year. After completion, the landscape/streetscape phase of the project will commence. While it might seem logical to do them both at the same time, Wilton Drive is a state road and state rules don't allow for these two phases to happen simultaneously. The good news is that the state and MPO are paying for the lane elimination, with the City being responsible for the streetscaping.

The SR811/NE 4th Avenue/Wilton Drive Lane Elimination Project is cosponsored by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), the City of Fort Lauderdale and the City of Wilton Manors.  The road construction portion of the project funded by a grant from the Broward County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO).

​​The project is in the design phase with construction expected in late 2018.

Click here to see the 100% design plans of the Roadway, completed in early 2018.  

 Here's the presentation provided by FDOT in a public comment meeting of the Wilton Drive Improvement District on March 30, 2017.


While the MPO is paying for the roadway redesign and the FDOT is managing the construction contract, the City of Wilton Manors is designing and constructing the landscape and hardscape portions of the project.   Questions or comments?  Contact Pamela Landi at plandi@wiltonmanors.com