South Florida Roads (Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties)
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South Florida Roads (Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties)

 
Welcome
 

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) in coordination with the National Park Service (NPS) has begun construction of the remaining 6.7 miles of the Tamiami Trail Next Steps Phase 2 Project the week of April 26, 2021. This project will allow for an additional 75 to 80 billion gallons of water a year to flow south into the Everglades National Park and Florida Bay.

In June 2019, Governor DeSantis announced that full funding had been secured to elevate the Tamiami Trail. The project is estimated to cost $53 million and is expected to be completed in summer 2024, weather and unforeseen circumstances permitting.

Completed in 1928, Tamiami Trail is a crucial corridor between Southwest Florida and Miami but has long been recognized as a barrier to the flow of water into Everglades National Park. The Tamiami Trail Next Steps Phase 2 Project will enhance the connectivity and sheetflow between the marshes north and south of the Tamiami Trail while maintaining a vital transportation link. The project will allow additional water to move south from Lake Okeechobee, which is critical for the successful implementation of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan. 

WORK TO BE PERFORMED

The project includes building six new bridges, seven improved culverts and elevating sections of Tamiami Trail roadway from east of the ValuJet 592 Memorial structure S-333 (MP 13.85) to 1.5 miles west of Krome Avenue/east of structure S-334 (MP 24.42).

PROJECT SCHEDULE

The Department selected the design-build team during fall 2020. Construction began the week of April 26, 2021. The Tamiami Trail Next Steps Phase 2 Project is expected to be completed by summer 2024.

LANE CLOSURES AND DETOUR INFORMATION

  • 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

PROJECT PRESENTATION AS PART OF APRIL 13, 2021 TASTE OF TRANSPORTATION WORKSHOP

Project At-A-Glance
 
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Start Date
October 2020

Est. Completion
Spring 2024

Construction Cost
$53 million

Lengths and Limits
From east of the ValuJet 592 Memorial structure S-333 (MP 13.85) to 1.5 miles west of Krome Avenue/east of structure S-334 (MP 24.42)

FDOT South Miami-Dade Resident Engineer
Andres Berisiartu, P.E.

FDOT Senior Construction Project Manager
Jonathan Fundora, P.E.

Construction Consulting Engineering and Inspection (CCEI) Senior Project Engineer
Francis Chin, P.E.
F&J Engineering Group

Contractor
General Asphalt-Jones Benitez JV

Senior Community Outreach Specialist
Heather M. Leslie

HML Public Outreach, LLC
(305) 905-5876
heather@hmlpublicoutreach.com

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