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Overview: 

I-195 Causeway Map

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District Six is conducting a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study for the I-195/State Road (SR) 112/Julia Tuttle Causeway from NW 12 Avenue to SR 907/Alton Road and along the local street network surrounding the ramp terminals. The project is located within the cities of Miami and Miami Beach in Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Status:

In 2020, a Corridor Planning Study (CPS) was completed which identified and developed, through a process of collaborative stakeholder coordination, conceptual improvements within the I-195 Study corridor in order to address the future mobility and safety needs. The findings of the CPS are now proceeding to a PD&E Study, which began in summer 2022.  For information on the Corridor Planning Study, click link below: https://www.fdotmiamidade.com/I195CorridorPlanningStudy.html

What is a PD&E Study:

A PD&E Study is a step in the FDOT’s highway development process. A PD&E Study assists the FDOT in determining the location; conceptual design; and social, economic, and environmental effects of the proposed roadway improvements. During the PD&E Study process, feasible alternatives are developed for roadway improvement projects. These "Build" alternatives are evaluated based on environmental, engineering, and socioeconomic conditions; safety needs; and public input. The need for additional right-of-way for stormwater and environmental mitigation will also be evaluated during the PD&E Study phase. The "No-Build" alternative is evaluated throughout the Study process. This "No-Build" alternative leaves the existing roadways as they are, with only routine maintenance as required.

If the Study results in a "Build" alternative being selected, the project may proceed to the next phase, which is the Design Phase.

Goals: 

The purpose of this project is to build upon the CPS efforts and evaluate alternatives that address operational deficiencies, relieve existing/future congestion, accommodate future travel demand projected as a result of area-wide population and employment growth along the I-195 corridor. Other project needs include:

  • PROVIDE TRANSIT, BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN IMPROVEMENTS - The project will result in improved transit, bicycle and pedestrian mobility between Miami and Miami Beach including Bus Express Rapid Transit (BERT) services, as well as a separated shared use path along the Julia Tuttle Causeway.
  • IMPROVE CONNECTIVITY - I-195 is part of Florida’s Strategic Intermodal System (SIS) and plays a significant role in facilitating the movement of commuter and freight traffic between the beaches and the mainland and provides connections to I-95 and Miami International Airport (MIA) (both SIS facilities). The project aims to improve system linkage by evaluating a new direct connection to the I-95 express lane system as well as improving transit, bicycle and pedestrian connectivity.
  • ENSURE SAFETY - The project aims to address these existing safety concerns.
  • INCREASE CAPACITY - The population of Miami-Dade County as a whole is expected to increase by 67% in 2045 and countywide employment is expected to increase by 38%. The project is anticipated to meet the mobility needs of the area by alleviating current and future congestion on the corridor.

Schedule:

This PD&E Study started in June 2022 and is expected to be completed in Fall 2025. After the completion of the PD&E phase, the preferred alternative will move to the final design phase.

FDOT Partners with Public in Study:

FDOT has developed a public involvement program as part of this PD&E Study. The public involvement process is designed to ensure public and all stakeholder input in the development of project alternatives by actively encouraging and facilitating the involvement of the general public, citizens, interested groups, elected and appointed officials, environmental resource agencies, and other key stakeholders. There will be continuous community outreach and stakeholder coordination throughout the Study process emphasizing representation of all the different communities that both live near and/or on this corridor. Small group meetings and Kick-Off meetings will be held as required as well. The public involvement process will also be defined as part of these meetings.

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 U.S.C. § 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated May 26, 2022, and executed by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and FDOT.

FDOT encourages public participation without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. Persons who need special assistance under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 or who need translation services (free of charge) should contact Tish Burgher at (305) 470-5277 or in writing to FDOT, 1000 NW 111 Avenue, Miami, FL 33172 or by email at Tish.Burgher@dot.state.fl.us at least seven days prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (Voice).

Public Meetings:

Upcoming Meetings

Interested persons will have an opportunity to attend an Alternatives Public Meeting in-person or virtually. This is an is an opportunity to provide attendees with an overview of the proposed study alternatives and potential social, environmental, and economic effects, followed by a question-and-answer session. 

  • Attend the meeting virtually on Monday, February 26, 2024, at 6 p.m. This event will include a presentation of the project and a live question-and-answer component with the project team. Meeting materials will be posted to the project webpage https://www.fdotmiamidade.com/i195pdestudy.html by February 19, 2024. Please review the materials before attending the virtual event. To participate virtually from your computer, tablet or smartphone please register using the following link:https://bit.ly/I-195PDE-APM. Participants can also call in by dialing +1 (415) 655-0052; access code: 972-392-638

Previous Meetings

second Community Advisory Group (CAG) Meeting was held on Thursday, February 22, 2024, at 6 p.m. via GoToWebinar. The presentation can be viewed under the Documents and Publications tab.

second Project Advisory Team (PAT) Meeting was held on Thursday, February 15, 2024, at 10 a.m. via GoToWebinar. The presentation can be also be viewed under the Documents and Publications tab.

Community Advisory Group (CAG) Meeting was held on Monday, April 3, 2023 at 6 p.m. online using GoToWebinar. The presentation can be viewed as well under the Documents and Publications tab.

A Public Kick-Off Meeting was held on February 8, 2023 at 6 p.m. Interested persons had the opportunity learn about the project and review the scope and schedule. The meeting was held simultaeneously online and in-person and consisted of a formal presentation which may be viewed under the Documents and Publications tab on this webpage.

Project Advisory Team (PAT) Meeting was held on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at 10 a.m. online using GoToWebinar. The presentation can be viewed under the Documents and Publications tab.

Project At-A-Glance
 
map
Start Date
June 2022

Est. Completion date
October 2025

Construction Cost
$TBD

Lengths and Limits
From NW 12 Avenue to SR 907/Alton Road

FDOT Project Manager
Ivette Funtanellas, P.E.

Florida Department of Transportation

305-470-5270

Consultant Project Manager
Robert Linares, P.E.

Metric Engineering, Inc.

786-396-2131

Community Outreach Specialist
Alicia Gonzalez

Media Relations Group, LLC

786-280-6645