Hardened traffic signals
- Water and Wastewater Services operates and maintains 696 miles of water mains and 389 miles of sewer mains.
- Each day, 2,400 MWH of electricity generated by incinerated garbage provides power to approximately 75,000 homes.
Broward County has key responsibilities in the provision of roadways and traffic control, water, sewer and drainage. In addition, Broward County constructs and maintains buildings for general government purposes, including judicial functions.
Public Works completed numerous road improvement projects to expedite travel throughout the County, including the long-awaited widening of Griffin Road. In process are projects to improve several major intersections.
A traffic synchronization program was implemented on major highways, resulting in fewer travel delays, lower fuel consumption, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and improved safety. Public Works, in partnership with BCT, launched a Transit Signal Priority Program, enabling buses with GPS equipment to extend green time at signalized intersections, in order to maintain schedules.
A $101 million Neighborhood Improvement Program for North Andrews Garden was completed, improving roadways, water, sewer, drainage, sidewalks and landscaping. The renovation of the Medical Examiners building was completed, including a new toxicology laboratory.
The design for the new 675,000 square-foot courthouse in Fort Lauderdale was completed and construction will begin in 2011. The project is being funded by $218 million in local government sales tax bonds.
Construction of the $20.3 million Edgar P. Mills Multi Purpose Center was completed. This new 57,000 square-foot, three-story building and 232-car parking garage replaces the original 25,000 square-foot facility that was destroyed by Hurricane Wilma in 2005.
Broward County and the Lauderdale Lakes Community Redevelopment Agency designed and constructed the 20,000 square-foot Lauderdale Lakes Branch Library Educational and Cultural Center. The two-story facility includes an 11,305 square-foot public library operated by the County on the first floor and an 8,932 cultural and educational center operated by the City of Lauderdale Lakes on the second floor. The County’s contribution to the project was $3.1 million.