Baywalk Connection Under I-395 Signature Bridge May Finally Have Funding

In bits and pieces, Miami’s Baywalk project is slowly moving along.

The latest would add a critical connection that has been missing . It may soon be possible to walk along Biscayne Bay from Museum Park (now renamed Maurice Ferre Park) to the Resorts World site, where the Miami Herald building once stood.

The project is referred to as Under I-395 – Phase 1 – Pedestrian Baywalk Connection in city documents.

Commissioners are scheduled to vote this on $1,120,000 in financing for the project, none of which would come from the city itself.

The Downtown Development Authority has committed to finance $420,000, plus an additional $280,000 in administrative costs, for a total of $700,000, subject to the city obtaining matching funds.

A grant from the Florida Inland Navigation District Waterways Assistance Program would provide the matching $420,000 needed to complete the project, if it is approved.

The commission vote is scheduled for March 28.