The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is planning safety and operational improvements along West New Haven Avenue (U.S. 192). To extend the life of the existing roadway, the project will resurface West New Haven Avenue from Interstate 95 (I-95) to Babcock Street (State Road (S.R.) 507) in the cities of Melbourne, West Melbourne, and Melbourne Village.
Other operational improvements, such as extending left turn lanes and reconstructing existing medians, are also being proposed.
Proposed safety improvements aim to provide enhanced pedestrian and bicycle safety features along West New Haven Avenue. These include restriping travel lanes in both directions to provide 6-foot-wide buffered bicycle lanes, realigning and upgrading crosswalks, and creating pedestrian refuges to decrease the distance pedestrians must travel to safety. Curbs, gutters and curb ramps will be reconstructed to meet all current American with Disabilities Act (ADA) criteria.