Daytona’s North Beach Street is moving toward a traffic lane reduction

DAYTONA BEACH — In about three years, the stretch of Beach Street involving Bay Avenue and the Most important Avenue bridge is going to search a whole lot like the newly refurbished segment of the highway south of Intercontinental Speedway Boulevard.

At their conference Wednesday night time, metropolis commissioners decided they want to increase a landscaped median down the middle of that space of North Seaside Street, cut down visitors lanes from four to two, manage on-avenue parking, widen sidewalks and increase benches.

On the eastern stop of Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard involving Ridgewood Avenue and Seashore Street, commissioners want to widen sidewalks to 11 feet and insert new trees. The choice they turned down was to build new five-foot-large sidewalks and include things like new parallel parking.

Daytona Beach city commissioners have at least temporarily shelved the idea of adding a roundabout at the intersection of Beach Street and Fairview Avenue. The roundabout was proposed to be part of a roughly $8 million improvement project on Beach Street that will begin at Bay Street and include the eastern end of Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard. But on Wednesday night commissioners agreed to leave the roundabout out of that road project and consider it in the future.

A majority of commissioners were all set to instruct the roadway designer to leave the median out of the plans for that extend of Beach front Road and develop parking to build an additional 85 on-street angled spaces in that space. But previous-minute pleas from a several local residents certain commissioners to adjust training course.

“Aesthetically, the street will look so much greater with medians all the way to Fairview,” reported beachside resident Anne Ruby.