Throughout the past several years, the Barnes Boulevard Sub-District has enjoyed the majority of new development. Although this development is highly desirable for the City and the Redevelopment District, it has led to an increased strain on current infrastructure.
As a result, in 2014, the City of Rockledge invested approximately $2 million into the road widening project, which widened Barnes Boulevard from two lanes to four lanes from Fiske Boulevard to just east of Murrell Road. This project was completed in 2018. As of June 2021, by resolution, Brevard County conveyed that section of Barnes Boulevard to the City of Rockledge.