The eastbound bike lane and right-turn lane approaching the Powell Bridge on the Rickenbacker Causeway are to be re-striped on Tuesday to reduce conflicts and confusion between drivers and cyclists. The new striping should alert eastbound drivers in the right lane that they can’t cross the bridge from that lane, said James Martincak, road and bridge maintenance supervisor for Miami-Dade public works. This is one of the trouble spots that was mentioned as we collected ideas during our SafeStreetsMiami campaign earlier this year.
Traffic engineer Jeff Cohen said the new striping will follow revised guidelines just added this year to the national standard manual for street markings. Martincak said that, weather permitting, the work will start at 9 a.m. and should be completed in one day.