Special thanks to Virginia Gardens Mayor, Spencer Deno. His hard work and push with the Florida Department of Transportation and Miami-Dade County got the job done. It is now safer to drive along 36th Street and Curtiss Parkway.
Now, you can only make a left turn on 36th Street with a green arrow. This will help prevent accidents in the future as it has been well documented to be a location that has had numerous, even fatal accidents in the past.
Left turn arrow at NW 36th Street and Curtiss ParkwayThis not only makes the intersection safer for Miami Springs and Virginia Gardens residents, but for all the drivers that use this corridor. Not only that, it will also prevent resources like police and fire rescue from having to respond to as many accidents at this location. This is a big win for our community that couldn’t happen without the persistent determination from Mayor Deno.
You can’t fix stupid. This light change will absolutely prevent accidents. However, we share the road with distracted drivers, drunk drivers, and yes, even stupid drivers. As long as those drivers are out there, accidents will inevitably happen. A light change cannot miraculously stop all accidents from happening, but we do expect to see a drastic reduction in the most dangerous types of accidents at this intersection.
Below are some of the examples of past accidents that have been documented at this intersection.
Drive carefully. Put your phone down. Wear a seatbelt.