Double-Deck Highway Begins Vertical Construction Near Marlins Park (Photos)

Columns that will form a double-deck highway under construction near Marlins Park (now LoanDepot Park) are now rising out of the ground.

At least four of the columns can be seen by drivers on the 836 as of last month.

An elevated viaduct is being built to allow drivers heading to Miami Beach or the Port Tunnel to bypass cars that are driving to I-95 or local exits.

The viaduct will result in a double-deck highway near the interchange between I-95 and the 836.

All of the construction is part of the $802 million Signature Bridge project.

There has been relatively little work on the double-deck highway recently, with contractors focusing on other areas of the project instead.

In January, a total of 257 out of 507 auger cast piles needed for the double-deck highway had been installed. In March, that number rose to just 261.

 

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Anonymous
6 months ago

Backwards thinking. This should be carrying a train from the airport to south beach not another highway!

Anonymous
6 months ago

City of Miami doesnt really have a say. Design approval was done by FDOT. While it would be better to have a train the city couldnt just turn away this money

A. Nonymous
6 months ago

Train rides will be possible from MIA to South Beach: AirportMover to Metrorail to Metromover to Monorail, which will dump you at Washington & 5th.
It may only take 2 hours if one is lucky with connections.

Anonymous
6 months ago

What happens then when you’re dumped at Washington Ave & 5th st on Miami Beach?

Anonymous
6 months ago

an uber! Lol

Anonymous
6 months ago

Add another hour to your trip by taking the bus or a trolley.

Mario
6 months ago

You walk

MiamiRob
6 months ago

It seems people in Miami forgot that they have Legs !

MiamiRob
6 months ago

It seems people in Miami forgot that they have Legs !

Anonymous
6 months ago

Florida’s “mass transit” system is intentionally designed to create new jobs….in Detroit.
The FDOT should create a system where passengers accumulate points for every transfer they make to travel from point A to B, for example, you would accumulate 1000 points to Travel from MIA to Lincoln Road (a total of Four transfers).

Anonymous
6 months ago

…more like jobs in Mexico, in a South Korean-operated factory making Kias every terrible driver with bad credit buys in Sunrise.

Anonymous
6 months ago

As a reward for this stupidity, we sent Carlos Gimenez to Congress

Anonymous
6 months ago

Be happy you have a New York carpetbagger mayor who only won because she ran against a nobody from Hialeah, and president who is only in office because a few Democratic strongholds in swing States Trump otherwise exceeded his 2016 lead in, blatantly cheated.

Azarius
6 months ago

And you believe in Q 😂🤣😂

Anonymous
6 months ago

Sorry, but someone who’s lived here and worked in the community since 1980, who raised two kids here, is not a carpetbagger.
Why does everyone need to paint whomever their target is in the worst possible light? Twisting and distorting facts to stoke division is just sad. #BeBest

Coral Gables transplant
6 months ago

I ride (and nobody else haha) the Tri-rail from Fort Lauderdale to Miami airport. Depending on when landing it takes 1 or 2 1/2 hours. It’s cheap.Yeah sometimes the flight is longer than train ride.Most of my flights out are to early to use the Tri-rail to Fort Lauderdale airport. So I ride share. RAIL/mass transit is not the answer to everything. Yes! I could see riding to south beach or to a cruise ship but I’m not in a hurry to get there normally.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Some of you are missing the fact that there will be far fewer columns and these will be three times higher. This will open air space to a new 30 plus acre park below. City of Miami is at a deficit in terms of park acreage. In addition, there are tens of thousands of new residents in the area- demand is there for new park space.
These funds, if not spent here, wouldn’t have gone to transit. Money would have gone to highways in other parts of FL.

Anonymous
6 months ago

“demand is there for new park space”

There’s over one million acres of park space in the Everglades that’s right next door.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Four thumb down votes.. Hmmm… I see, quite a few people don’t like the Everglades and don’t plan on going there either.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Right now you’re up to 7 well deserved thums down, mine included. You think the only park available should be the Everglades……. get real

Anonymous
6 months ago

You are proof to what I said, “a few people don’t like the Everglades and don’t plan on going there either.”

I think I’ll change from a few people to a “lot of people.”

Anonymous
6 months ago

So, we build more highways instead of a mass transit, first, because we need more parks and second, because we don’t want that money to be spent on other areas of the state?

Anonymous
6 months ago

a park under a bridge? seriously? who do you think is going to end up there??? no one but homeless hang out in parks in Miami … c’mon.

William
6 months ago

Well said. Thank God the fdot is making decisions using empirical data. Not emotional nonsense here on social media.

Rick the Brick.
6 months ago

Seattle torn down their Viaduct and it helped the city in terms of traffic downtown and excessive gridlock in an unnecessary space. I only hope this will be better….

Anonymous
6 months ago

Stop hoping. It wont

Azarius
6 months ago

Exactly is crazy the logic ppl try to come up with to justify not expanding roads and highways or even buildings garages for ppl to park in.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Except they’re building a bigger one underground.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Great idea, lets just double the traffic!

Azarius
6 months ago

Help traffic flows actually

Azarius
6 months ago

Not building highways doesn’t not stop ppl from driving to a certain area. This thinking that if we stop parking garages and building roads cars stop coming is just stupidity.

Anonymous
6 months ago

actually, it does.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Takes car out of the road

Anonymous
6 months ago

“Take cars out the road?..” I thought they traveled on the roads?

Anonymous
6 months ago

Take drugs out of commentators.

Anonymous
6 months ago

lol…

Nutty P
6 months ago

This phenomenon is widely known as induced demand and studies have shown that when capacity is added to an existing clogged roadway, it quickly returns to the levels it was before the added capacity and at times, even worse then it was before.

This is due to the fact that people who would have chosen another way to get around previously (parallel roadway, bus, train), will now instead take the freeway with the added capacity clogging the system once again.

Traffic can only be alleviated by adding different reliable methods to get around other then just the car. Unfortunately, the FDOT is still stuck in it’s 50’s mindset.

Anonymous
6 months ago

A growing population increases traffic.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Only if the public transportation system sucks…

Anonymous
6 months ago

So, with a much better transportation system than Miami, why does traffic still suck in Washington DC?

Anonymous
6 months ago

Cool cool but let’s have some state of the art public transportation too. Less cars is the way to go!!

Anonymous
6 months ago

State of the art public transportation means more TNM commenters whining about another system, while begging for an antiquated Metromover to be expanded far beyond its capacity.

How about extending Metrorail to Marlin’s Park and FIU using the unused east-west platform at Government Center? At least it has new cars and provides the opportunity for new stations.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Yeah.. spend the money to extend the Metrorail to Marlin’s Park so the 500 people at the game don’t have to worry about parking in the very underused parking lot. And spend more money to make the Metrorail more convenient for students at FIU who only go to school part of the year. Meanwhile, forget extending the much cheaper Metromover. You’re so smart.

Don’t quit your day job.. okay!

Anonymous
6 months ago

$800,000,000.00 going towards a highway…..

Anonymous
6 months ago

haha highways go zoom

Anonymous
6 months ago

Highways more…

Anonymous
6 months ago

No more…

Anonymous
6 months ago

Yeah.. highways more and then they’ll put up toll booths to make us pay to drive on them.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Without highways, where will the punks do their motorcycle wheelies at intersections?

Anonymous
6 months ago

i can’t wait to hand out in the park under the bridge LMAO

Anonymous
6 months ago

People in NYC seem enjoy the Brooklyn Bridge Park that’s under the bridge. It better to have something lively and interesting under our bridge than ugly concrete.

Anonymous
6 months ago

4 lanes over two decks as opposed to 3 lanes on a single deck will really fix the 836 nightmare! (Insert eye roll)

Anonymous
6 months ago

Should’ve tripled decked…

Anonymous
6 months ago

What are teh streets where the bridges with arches are located?

Anonymous
6 months ago

What are the streets where the arches on the bridge are located?

Anonymous
6 months ago

These piling scare me on the highway

Anonymous
6 months ago

You should be very afraid of the other drivers.

Anonymous
6 months ago

DOUBLE DECK, DOUBLE TROUBLE!

Anonymous
6 months ago

They spent more time carving in the palm trees lmao wtf

Anonymous
6 months ago

Gives you something pretty to look at when you’re doing 80mph down the road.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Miami sure is part of FLORIDUH.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Are you sure?