DATE: April 17, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Greg Meyer, Public Information Officer
Broward County Aviation Department
A section of the Greenbelt at Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport will close to allow work associated with the expansion of the South Runway. Starting the week of April 29, 2013, construction crews will install a temporary safety fence along the Greenbelt’s north border and northwest section.
The 30-acre Greenbelt is a landscaped earthen berm. The berm marks the airport's southern boundary running from the Dania Cut-Off Canal eastward. The vehicular entrance is located at the intersection of Griffin Road and Northwest 10th Street. The Greenbelt serves the community by providing a passive park containing a viewing area, walking path, diverse vegetation, and wetland areas.
The majority of the Greenbelt will remain open from Sunrise to Sunset including the parking lot, walkway east of the parking lot, and the walkway under Griffin Road.
Once construction crews install the safety fence, they will begin the following work:
Please see attachment under "Release Properties" below for a map showing the construction area of the Greenbelt.
- Install new water and sanitary utilities along the Greenbelt’s north border.
- Relocate a portion of the Airport’s service road into the northwest section of the Greenbelt.
- Relocate trees in the path of the utilities and the relocated road. Crews will replant the trees in the Greenbelt, Airport property, North Perry Airport, and Markham Park.
- Add landscaping and walkways.
- Install a permanent security fence once the construction is completed in the summer of 2014.
For more information, contact the Community Outreach Office at 954-359-6978.
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and North Perry Airport are services of the Broward County Board of County Commissioners.
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