Caroline St. meeting
City Commissioner Jimmy Weekley will host the last in a series of planning meetings on the upcoming $2 million renovation of Caroline Street.
The public meeting will be held 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Old City Hall, 510 Greene St. City staff will present the final update on the plans.
The project, which needs final approval from the City Commission, has drawn neighborhood criticism from those who don't want to lose 37 streetside parking spaces in exchange for a 5-foot-wide bike lane.
Walks for Transportation Month
City commissioners will lead community walks of increasing lengths over the next four weeks in honor of Transportation Month, starting today. Commissioner Teri Johnston will lead a 1-mile stroll 6 p.m. today starting from the Indigenous Park parking lot on White Street. On March 15, Commissioner Jimmy Weekley will lead a 2-mile walk 6 p.m. from the Eco-Discovery Center. Commissioner Clayton Lopez's 1.5-mile walk will begin 5:30 p.m. March 21 at the Harvey Government Center; and Commissioner Tony Yaniz will lead a 3-mile walk along South Roosevelt Boulevard at a date to be announced. For more information on this and other events, sign up at www.preserveislandlife.com and look for Preserve Island Life on Facebook.
Small sinkhole shuts road
One northbound lane of traffic on U.S. Highway 1 was shut down for nearly four hours on Friday, as crews were fixing a 9-inch-deep sinkhole.
The roughly 3-foot-wide sinkhole formed at the corner of U.S. 1 and Sombrero Road, according to Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority Operations Manager Roy Coley. A leaking water main created the sinkhole.
Aqueduct Authority crews shut down the outside lane of northbound traffic from roughly noon to shortly before 4 p.m., as workers fixed the main and patched the hole.