Indiantown, Florida, is bisected by one of the few highways connecting Lake Okeechobee to the coast. The village has struggled with the character and traffic on this roadway because the current traffic patterns require every trip to use or cross this highway. In 2011, the CRA commissioned a detailed analysis of the community’s transportation network, and hosted a collaborative public workshop to explore the current, proposed, and projected, transportation needs in Indiantown.
The Indiantown Sustainable Transportation Network Plan was developed to improve the local transportation network within Indiantown. The plan proposes several new street connections, which provides relief to State Road 710/Warfield Boulevard by creating travel options for local trips.
The CRA continued the planning by modeling the benefits of the proposed network links. Kimley-Horn and Associates was commissioned to conduct a review of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and Martin County Traffic Division data. The Treasure Coast Regional 2035 forecasting model was also used in the analysis.
Previous forecasts of anticipated growth, land use development, and projected distribution of traffic throughout Indiantown has proved inconsistent with today’s development patterns and economic realities. The Indiantown Sustainable Transportation Network plan has resulted in an updated traffic model for Indiantown which better reflects current conditions.
The model demonstrates how the addition of an internal street network can foster connectivity, thereby reducing traffic demand and eliminating the need to expend millions of dollars on widening of Indiantown’s single major thoroughfare Warfield Boulevard.