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

 
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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.

WORK TO BE PERFORMED

  • 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

MIAMI RIVER RESTRICTION

Ongoing Daytime Miami River Restrictions:
  • A partial channel restriction can be in place daily from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.
  • 64 feet of the 150-foot-wide federal navigable channel will remain open, and any boat which may safely pass will be allowed to do so with the exception of vessels under tow.
  • During these daily restrictions, one bascule leaf will be placed in the down position.
  • A bridge opening can be coordinated with a 1-hour advance notice from the vessel under tow in order to safely have everyone and everything off the bascule leaf.  
 
Ongoing Nighttime Miami River Restrictions:
  • A partial channel restriction can be in place nightly from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m.
  • 64 feet of the 150-foot-wide federal navigable channel will remain open, and any boat which may safely pass will be allowed to do so with the exception of vessels under tow.
  • During these nightly restrictions, one bascule leaf will be placed in the down position.
  • A bridge opening can be coordinated with a 4-hour advance notice from the vessel under tow in order to safely have everyone and everything off the bascule leaf.  

DETOUR INFORMATION

  • The old SW 1 Street Bridge has been removed and a detour is 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 area and detour map.

Please click here for the traffic flow map during construction.

PROJECT VIDEO

Project At-A-Glance
 
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Start Date
May 2019

Est. Completion
Late 2021

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

Contractor
GLF Construction Corporation

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

C: (305) 216-3617
O: (305) 640-7462
Sergies.Duarte@dot.state.fl.us

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