There are seven educational facilities that exist along or near the Minton Road study corridor. There are also three Brevard County Parks adjacent to Minton Road, including Field of Dreams, which is an all-accessible sports complex and playground. One library is present near Wingate Boulevard. Promise Brevard, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing housing for individuals with cognitive and physical disabilities, is located near Norfolk Parkway. There are three medical facilities in the vicinity of the study corridor. Lastly, West Melbourne has identified two area overlays dedicated to the future Village Center and Town Center.
EXISTING SEGMENT AND INTERSECTION OPERATIONS
An analysis was conducted to review how the study intersections and segments between the study intersections are operating. Level of Service (LOS) is a metric, which applies a rating between “A” (best) and “F” (worst), that is used to qualitatively describe the travel delay experienced at an intersection or on a segment. Several intersections and segments are operating at LOS F in the AM and/or PM peak hour during the existing condition.
Crash records were obtained for Minton Road within the study limits for the most recent five-year period on record (2014 through 2018) from the University of Florida’s Signal Four (S4) Analytics crash database.
A total of 1,024 crashes were reported during this period, 217 of which (21 percent) resulted in at least one injury and two of which resulted in at least one fatality.
PEDESTRIAN & BICYCLE CRASHES
A total of five pedestrian crashes and 10 bicycle crashes were reported along the corridor from 2014 to 2018. A cluster of pedestrian crashes was identified at the intersection of Minton Road and Milwaukee Avenue/Heritage Oaks Boulevard. Nine of the 15 pedestrian and bicycle crashes resulted in at least one injury and 60 percent of the pedestrian and bicycle crashes occurred in a marked crosswalk.
VEHICULAR, DRAINAGE, AND UTILITY ISSUES & OPPORTUNITIES
Intersections were identified for vehicular operational improvements and safety emphasis.
There is an opportunity to provide lighting enhancements along both sides of the corridor.
Peak hour congestion issues were identified.
Utility and drainage features are present along the corridor which may pose an issue for potential alternatives.
PEDESTRIAN, BICYCLE, AND TRANSIT ISSUES & OPPORTUNITIES
Intersections were identified as pedestrian mobility/safety emphasis locations.
Transit stops were identified for enhancement opportunities.
There is an opportunity to provide pedestrian and bicycle facility enhancements along both sides of the corridor.