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


The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has begun a bascule bridge replacement project along State Road (SR) 968/SW 1 Street from SW 7 Avenue to SW 2 Avenue in the City of Miami.


  • Replacing the existing bascule bridge built in 1929
  • Providing new bridge approach spans
  • Providing a new bridge tender house
  • Installing new seawalls along the Miami River
  • Providing riverwalks under the new bridge
  • Providing sidewalk connections to the bridge deck and Miami Greenway under the new bridge
  • Relocating utilities
  • Improving stormwater drainage and street lighting
  • Reconstructing the roadway
  • Installing an exclusive bicycle lane between SW 5 Avenue and SW 2 Avenue
  • Updating sidewalks, curb ramps and crosswalks

During construction, the SW 1 Street bridge will be closed and a detour will be in place.

  • Commuters wishing to cross over the Miami River into Downtown Miami will be detoured to northbound SW 7 Avenue in order to use the West Flagler Street bridge.
  • West Flagler Street will be converted to a two-way road between 7 Avenue and 2 Avenue.
  • The roadway will be closed to through traffic along North River Drive and South River Drive when approaching SW 1 Street and a detour will be in place.
  • Access will be maintained to all properties.

Please see links below for more project information:

Please click here for the project fact sheet.

Please click here for the project area and detour map.

Please click here for the traffic flow map during construction.

Haz clic aquí para la hoja de datos del proyecto.


Project At-A-Glance
Start Date
May 2019

Est. Completion date
June 2022

Construction Cost
$67.2 million

Lengths and Limits
State Road (SR) 968/SW 1 Street from SW 7 Avenue to SW 2 Avenue

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

FDOT Project Manager
George Hoffman, P.E.

Consultant Construction Engineering & Inspection (CCEI) Senior Project Engineer
Arturo Perez, P.E.
Pinnacle Consulting Enterprises

GLF Construction Corporation

Community Outreach Specialist
Sergies Duarte
Quest Corporation of America, Inc.

C: (305) 216-3617
O: (305) 640-7462