Aerial view of Collins Avenue by Acqualina Resort in Sunny Isles Beach.

Small Pains, Big Gains: Bumpy Collins Avenue

By Isaac Aelion, Commissioner

(Thursday, November 30, 2017) – During the last year, the residents of Sunny Isles Beach have experienced an inconvenience in traveling along Collins Avenue. This inconvenience is partially attributed to the undergrounding of the FPL power lines along Collins, which have necessitated patching of the road in several areas. Irma, the most recent hurricane to hit our City, brought with her high tropical winds, causing massive power outages in our region. Our City, unlike many neighboring municipalities, was able to restore most of the power within a few days. Some newer buildings, already with undergrounded power lines, never lost power at all.

In the near future, the undergrounding project will be completed and the entire length of Collins Avenue will be fully re-paved. This completed project will undoubtedly benefit our City for many years to come. Overall, although the residents are dealing with minor bumps in the road when traveling along Collins, these are only small pains, compared to the big gains following the completion of the undergrounding project.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank my fellow City Officials, staff, and all residents of Sunny Isles Beach who have expressed their whole-hearted messages and well wishes following my serious injury earlier this year.

For any comments or questions, feel free to contact Isaac Aelion at 305.792.1700.