PORT CANAVERAL, FL
– With the expected increase in Port business activities, the Canaveral Port Authority (CPA) Commission on Wednesday will consider a staff request to work with neighboring city of Cape Canaveral and the Florida Department of Transportation on planning for future traffic growth.
“We want to work with our neighbors to identify alternative and additional roadways into the Port for better traffic flow for visitors to the Cove, cruise passengers, and our cargo customers,” said Port Canaveral Director of Real Estate Scott Shepard. “We have to act now with consistent and comprehensive planning in order to reap the benefits of increased growth and safe, improved traffic flow in the future.”
The plan calls for a joint task force to identify a road network to connect Dave Nisbet Drive, Flounder Street, Columbia Road, Marlin Street at the Port to State Road A-1-A in Cape Canaveral. In addition, the task force would consider possible alternates to George King Boulevard at the Port to Atlantic Avenue and State Road A-1-A in Cape Canaveral.
Port staff will ask for permission to work with Cape Canaveral and FDOT to begin preliminary studies and engineering.
The Canaveral Port Authority monthly Commission meeting begins at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, December 16, at the Maritime Center. The meetings are broadcast live and available on demand at www.portcanaveral.com.