The cones are out on N.E. 13th Street as a long awaited project is coming to fruition.

Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians are advised to exercise caution as the City of Fort Lauderdale begins repurposing of N.E. 13th Street from N.E. 4th Avenue to N.E. 9th Avenue.

When completed, the street will have wider sidewalks, bike lanes, public art, improved lighting and landscapes and on-street parking. A roundabout at N.E. 13th Street and Dixie Highway will replace the current traffic light.

“The area is well-situated between downtown and Wilton Manors, but needs help to reach its full potential since it has long been plagued by blight and crime,” writes Fort Lauderdale Vice Mayor Dean Trantalis, in his October newsletter.

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The city expects the project to be completed in the summer of 2017. Total cost of the project is $1,786,215.