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CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
(As of 7/4/19)
The Wilton Drive roadway construction is substantially complete, with the exception of punch list items. The City will be filing the landscaping permitting application with FDOT in the next few weeks. Once approved, the irrigation system will be installed and soon thereafter the landscaping will be planted.

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Why did construction start during the height of our tourist and holiday season?

 

When FDOT manages a project, they are constrained by the state procurement process, which does not recognize outside forces like “season”. The project is paid for by the Broward MPO and managed by FDOT, so the City has relatively little say in the timing of the construction. The design took about two years, and finished in early 2018. Then project went out to bid, and was granted to the contractor Roadway Construction. The contractor has X number of days to mobilize. Once construction has started, they have 364 days to finish. So the project must be done by August 8, 2019.  But the contractor is moving quickly, so there is a possibility the roadway portion of the project will be complete sooner.

The WDID Board and City Commission advocated for careful timing at every opportunity during the pre-construction process. Many worked for years to find ways to make Wilton Drive safer and to slow cars down. Then the City got lucky, and was able to join in the project already planned for Fort Lauderdale.  So sooner started, soonest finished.

What is there to do on Wilton Drive?

 

Whether it’s your first visIt or your five hundredth, there are tons of exciting shopping, dining and entertainment options on The Drive. Visit our Business Directory HERE to find out more.

Will my favorite stores and restaurants be
closed during the construction?

 

ALL your favorite spots will be OPEN during the construction process.

Will I be able to drive down Wilton Drive?

 

During the road construction you might encounter some temporary lane closures, but Wilton Drive will not be shut down.

Where can I park once I get there?

 

For a Wilton Drive Parking Map click HERE.

Where can I find information about the Wilton Drive construction project?

 

For info on the Wilton Drive Improvement Project click HERE.

Where can I find out more info about the history of Wilton Manors?

 

Visit Wilton Manors Historical Society HERE.

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Why did construction start during the height of our tourist and holiday season?

When FDOT manages a project, they are constrained by the state procurement process, which does not recognize outside forces like “season”. The project is paid for by the Broward MPO and managed by FDOT, so the City has relatively little say in the timing of the construction. The design took about two years, and finished in early 2018. Then project went out to bid, and was granted to the contractor Roadway Construction. The contractor has X number of days to mobilize. Once construction has started, they have 364 days to finish. So the project must be done by August 8, 2019.  But the contractor is moving quickly, so there is a possibility the roadway portion of the project will be complete sooner.

The WDID Board and City Commission advocated for careful timing at every opportunity during the pre-construction process. Many worked for years to find ways to make Wilton Drive safer and to slow cars down. Then the City got lucky, and was able to join in the project already planned for Fort Lauderdale.  So sooner started, soonest finished.

What is there to do on Wilton Drive?

Whether it’s your first visIt or your five hundredth, there are tons of exciting shopping, dining and entertainment options on The Drive. Visit our Business Directory HERE to find out more.

Will my favorite stores and restaurants be closed during the construction?

ALL your favorite spots will be OPEN during the construction process.

Will I be able to drive down Wilton Drive?

During the road construction you might encounter some temporary lane closures, but Wilton Drive will not be shut down.

Where can I park once I get there?

For a Wilton Drive Parking Map click HERE.

Where can I find information about the Wilton Drive construction project?

For info on the Wilton Drive Improvement Project click HERE.

Where can I find out more info about the history of Wilton Manors?

Visit Wilton Manors Historical Society HERE.

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