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The Venetian Causeway bridges were originally built in 1926 and have been designated as historic landmarks by the City of Miami and City of Miami Beach; they are also listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). The project will take this historic designation into consideration and ensure that any decisions on improvements are coordinated through the county and a task force of representatives that reflect the local, state and federal interests of historic preservation. Given the historic character of the bridge, rehabilitation options will be explored as part of the potential alternatives during the Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study.

The causeway bridges are mainly short span reinforced concrete arch beam bridges. Each bridge section consists of two 12' travel lanes with 4' bike lanes and 4' sidewalks on each side. In 1995, the bridges underwent a major rehabilitation consisting of repairs to the superstructure arch beams and full replacement of all sidewalks and railings. The western bascule drawbridge and its spans 17 through 41 were also replaced. Presently, the bridges exhibit severe deterioration because of their proximity to the very aggressive marine environment.

The PD&E study will study the possible replacement or rehabilitation of the functionally obsolete structures that are rapidly deteriorating. This will reduce maintenance costs that are projected to continue increasing if no corrective action occurs. Pedestrian facilities will also be studied for opportunities to enhance safety and connectivity.

There are sidewalks and bicycle lanes on both sides of the Venetian Causeway along the entire corridor. Both the City of Miami and City of Miami Beach Bicycle Master Plans identify Venetian Causeway as a significant bicycle corridor. Pedestrian and bicycle mobility is anticipated to be improved as a result of this study.

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

PUBLIC HEARING - Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden

Click here to access the Public Hearing informational webpage. 

Click here to download the Public Hearing presentation. 

Click here to view Public Hearing Comments and Responses 

 

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District Six, will hold a Public Hearing for the above referenced project in-person on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden located at 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139; and simultaneously online using GoTo Webinar. The Public Hearing will begin as an open house at 7:00 p.m. with a formal presentation at 7:30 p.m.

This Public Hearing is being held as part of a current Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study that is being conducted to evaluate proposed transportation solutions for this segment of Venetian Causeway and to provide documented information necessary for FDOT to reach a decision on the type, design, and location of the improvements. The project is being developed to address identified structural and functional deficiencies of the 12 existing bridges through potential alternatives such as replacement or rehabilitation while minimizing potential impacts to the natural and human environments.

To RSVP to attend the In-Person Public Hearing:

  • RSVP here by May 10, 2021 for planning purposes. Limited space is available. All current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and social distancing will rules be observed.

To attend the Virtual Public Hearing online:

  • Join the meeting from your computer, tablet, or smartphone by visiting this link: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/338192325. Participants can also dial in using their phone: +1 (646) 749-3122, Access Code: 338-192-325.

The Public Hearing is being conducted to give interested persons an opportunity to express their views concerning the location, conceptual design, and social, economic, and environmental effects of the proposed improvements. The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried-out by FDOT pursuant to 23 United States Code (U.S.C.) § 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 14, 2016 and executed by the Florida Highway Administration (FHWA) and FDOT.

If you require further information concerning this project or the scheduled  public hearing, please contact Mr. Dat Huynh, P.E., District Planning and Environmental Administrator, at (305) 470-5201 or by email at dat.huynh@dot.state.fl.us. We look forward to your attendance and thank you in advance for dedicating time to this project.

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Nicholas Danu, P.E. at (305) 470-5219 or in writing to FDOT, 1000 NW 111 Avenue, Miami, FL 33172 or by email at: Nicholas.Danu@dot.state.fl.us at least seven days prior to the Public Hearing.

PUBLIC HEARING SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

Click here to view  the Environmental Assessment and PD&E Supporting Documents. 

Click here to view  Newsletter No. 10 (May 2021) in English and here in Spanish. 

PAST EVENTS:

Cultural Resource Committee Meeting No. 4
Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2020
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 
Download CRC No. 4 Meeting Documents:
 
Cultural Resource Committee Meeting No. 3
Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: 1000 Venetian Way Condominiums (Clubhouse), 1000 Venetian Way, Miami Beach, FL 33139
 
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Cultural Resource Committee (CRC) Meeting No. 2
Date: May 14, 2015
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: 1000 Venetian Way Condominium Clubhouse, 1000 Venetian Way in Miami Beach
 
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Cultural Resource Committee (CRC) Meeting No. 1
Date: September 24, 2014
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: 1000 Venetian Way Condominium Clubhouse, 1000 Venetian Way in Miami Beach
 
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Agency Coordination Meeting
Date: June 28 2017
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: FDOT District Six, 1000 NW 111th Ave, Miami, FL 33172
 
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Project Advisory Group (PAG) Meeting No. 4
Date: May 16, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: 1000 Venetian Way Condominiums (Clubhouse), 1000 Venetian Way, Miami Beach, FL 33139
 
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Project Advisory Group (PAG) Meeting No. 3
Date: March 9, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: 1000 Venetian Way Condominiums (Clubhouse), 1000 Venetian Way, Miami Beach, FL 33139
 
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Project Advisory Group (PAG) Meeting No. 2
Date: February 24, 2015
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: 1000 Venetian Way Condominiums (Clubhouse), 1000 Venetian Way, Miami Beach, FL 33139
 
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Project Advisory Group (PAG) Meeting No. 1
Date: September 18, 2014
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: 1000 Venetian Way Condominiums (Clubhouse), 1000 Venetian Way, Miami Beach, FL 33139
 
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Venetian Way Neighborhood Alliance Annual Board Meeting
Date: April 12, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: 1000 Venetian Way Condominiums (Clubhouse), 1000 Venetian Way, Miami Beach, FL 33139
 
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Alternatives Public Workshop
Date: May 13, 2015
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive in Miami Beach
 
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LATEST PROJECT PUBLICATIONS

Project At-A-Glance
 
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Start Date
April 2014

Est. Completion date
June 2021

Lengths and Limits
Venetian Causeway from North Bayshore Drive to Purdy Avenue

FDOT Project Manager
Dat Huynh, P.E.

District Planning and Environmental Administrator
305-470-5201
dat.huynh@dot.state.fl.us

Consultant Project Manager
Enrique "Rick" Crooks, P.E.

EAC Consulting, Inc.


Public Information Specialist
Tasha Cunningham

The Brand Advocates, Inc.

(305) 3335-8466
tasha@thebrandadvocates.com