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


  • FDOT has opened the new SR 968/SW 1 Street Bridge over the Miami River to vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
  • Pedestrians must use the sidewalk on the north side of the SW 1 Street Bridge to cross the Miami River.
  • The W Flagler Street Bridge will maintain two-way traffic for the next several weeks.
  • N River Drive and S River Drive will remain closed approaching SW 1 Street and the existing detours will stay in place while crews restore the roadway.
  • It will be necessary to close the SW 1 Street Bridge and detour traffic at times to complete testing the new bridge equipment.

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 At-A-Glance
Start Date
May 2019

Est. Completion
Late 2021

Construction Cost
$71.5 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

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