The purpose of this project is to rehabilitate the pavement through resurfacing and to provide pedestrian safety improvements along State Road (S.R.) 520 from Lake Drive/Varr Avenue to the Hubert Humphrey Causeway in Cocoa. S.R. 520 splits east of U.S. 1, with eastbound traffic on King Street and westbound traffic on Willard Street.
In addition to milling and resurfacing the roadway, the project calls for creating buffered bicycle lanes along a portion of the corridor, creating a 7-foot-wide parking lane on eastbound S.R. 520 just east of where the roadway divides, and constructing curb extensions at various locations to enhance pedestrian safety and provide landscaping opportunities. The free-flow eastbound right turn lane at the S.R. 520 intersection with U.S. 1 will be brought under signal control. Removal of obsolete driveways and driveway reconstruction, as well as modifications to existing medians and traffic separators, are also planned.
Additional pedestrian improvements include reconstructing curb ramps, reconstructing and adding new sidewalk to close gaps, new high-emphasis crosswalks, and upgrading pedestrian signals. Drainage improvements and traffic signal reconstruction are included.