Jun 18

Michigan Avenue Complete Streets Project

Posted on June 18, 2021 at 11:11 AM by Rachel Horst

michigan avenue mapIn an effort to continue to reduce speeding along a one mile stretch of Michigan Avenue, staff was able to add bike lanes along the roadway and make it a Complete Street. Stop Signs had also been installed in this area in an effort to reduce
speeding. Complete streets is a transportation policy and design approach that requires streets to be planned, designed, operated and maintained to enable safe, convenient and comfortable travel and access for users of all ages and abilities
regardless of their mode of transportation. The City has two other Complete Streets along Florida Avenue in Cocoa Village and Peachtree Street.
The bike lane runs from the City-owned portion of Michigan Avenue just past the Brevard Museum. The bike lane was created by narrowing an overly wide roadway and should help reduce speeding in this area. The addition of this bike lane also adds pedestrian safety since the north side of the roadway does not have sidewalks in this area.
The addition of this bike lane is also a future connection that will be part of the Space Coast Transportation and Planning Organization’s East Coast Greenway Route.
Mar 26

FEMA Grant Awarded for Fiske Blvd. Drainage Improvements

Posted on March 26, 2021 at 4:33 PM by Rachel Horst

FEMA has approved a grant of $2,319,585 to help the City of Cocoa improve drainage along Fiske Boulevard and the Broadmoor Acres Subdivision during a storm. Thestorm drain with water flowing down proposal was submitted to FEMA after Hurricane Irma in 2017 as part of their Hazard
Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) and will fund the installation of 12,625 linear feet of roadside swales to improve drainage and street runoff. It will add 5,520 cubic feet of water storage and 2,617 linear feet of drainage pipe along Fiske Blvd., which will help
reduce flooding by capturing and conveying stormwater along that corridor including the Broadmoor Acres community. The drainage project runs from Peachtree Street on the north to Highland Drive and then over to Bracco stormwater treatment area
and includes streets in the Broadmoor Acres community.

“The Fiske Blvd. drainage project will help to reduce future vulnerabilities and will provide long-term solutions to help strengthen that entire corridor,” said Deputy Mayor and District 1 Councilman, Alex Goins.

“This grant funding will allow us the opportunity to improve a flooding issue that has been plaguing this area for many years. I am
grateful that staff worked so hard to find solu??ons to make this project a priority,” said District 2 Councilman Lavander Hearn.
Dec 16

Vacuum Truck Replacement - Your Stormwater Dollars At Work

Posted on December 16, 2020 at 4:37 PM by Rachel Horst

The City of Cocoa is 
public works employees working with vacuum truck
remodeling it’s Storm
water Vacuum Truck which is currently
 on a 1985 chassis. The equipment from the truck is being moved to a 2021 Mack chassis. This process will save the City nearly $400,000 by not having to replace the entire vehicle and should increase the service life of the vehicle for another 20 years. The Stormwater Division uses this vehicle to clean out debris from storm drains. This vehicle refurbishment is being done by the manufacturer near Jacksonville, FL and should be complete by March or April 2021. Due to the weight of the vehicle, this process cannot be done in house. This project is part of the 10-year Stormwater Master Plan.