Downtown Miami’s $802 Million Signature Bridge Project Now Has An Estimated Completion Date Of Fall 2024, A Year Later Than Originally Planned

A website for the $802 million Signature Bridge project in downtown Miami appears to be showing a delay in completion.

Work got underway in fall 2018 on what is one of the biggest highway reconstruction projects in the history of the city, including rebuilding of the entire interchange of I-95, the 836 and I-395 to the MacArthur Causeway.

A spider-like structure rising hundreds of feet in the air and lit up at night is the centerpiece of the project.

Last year, a representative for FDOT said the clock for the design-build contract began on October 29, 2018. Contractors were given a four year contract time for completion (excluding holidays, weather, and special events), with completion due in fall of 2023.

Now, the project website has been updated to show an expected completion in the fall of 2024. The project cost is still showing as $802 million, as it was last year.

We’ve reached out to a representative for an explanation.

 

 

 

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Anonymous

Billion dollar redevelopment that will do nothing to alleviate traffic and suck up 5 years of lost work time because of longer commutes and traffic snarls. All to give away money to their contractor friends. Wait until they get their hands on the Golden Glades

Anonymous

Get a life.

Anonymous

A useless structure that will be obsolete by the time they finished it.
That money could have been invested in extending the Metrorail to Miami Beach.

Anonymous

MIA BCH does not want the connection. What up?

Anonymous

A minority of NIMBYs. You get them everywhere, and unfortunately they vote.

Anonymous

hopefully there will be a changing light pattern and CVS

Paul

It will replace a shady overpass with a 50 acre park.

your neighbor

yep, one of the owners of Downrite Engineering has a boat called Change Order. If you know what that means you know it’s the equivalent of all of us getting slapped in the face with a solid gold dildo.

Anonymous

The Empire State Building was completed in one year 100 years ago.
Miami takes a decade to build a bridge LOL LOL LOL

Anonymous

Four years is a decade? Now rebuilding on tower of WTC took a decade, from 2006 to 2016, and the entire development isn’t even half completed.

Anonymous

The Empire State Building was completed during the great depression where every average Joe was DESPERATE for a job. These days it’s hard to find someone who doesn’t have a college degree and is willing to work outdoor backbreaking labor for low pay.

Laz

Ill never understand this project, that area should have gone below ground so they can connect downtown to omni area and the bridge while very nice look should have been where the MacArthur starts so it can at least look good over water.

Anonymous

Too expensive
High water level

Anonymous

FDOT Spam squad out in full force

Anonymous

I’m done with this city.

Anonymous

Whatsamatter.. chickens and flamingos running around everywhere you look is starting to get to you?

Anonymous

this is going to look great while were stuck in traffic. thank you commissioners :(… that money could have been spent on more metrorails, such a disappointment in this city.

Shawn Kouri

What’s the reason for the delays?

Anonymous

show me the contract…

Anonymous

Holy cow, imagine living at the Marquis when this is being built and afterwards, the noise? Nice addition to the skyline however!

Anonymous

Pathetically pessimist.
I can’t wait for my views of the bridge and all the colors.
I look at the glass half full…

Anonymous

noise is noise it affects your nervous system even though you get used to it, just facts..

Anonymous

I like the bridge and I am hoping they really finish the public space underneath as it was shown in the renderings.

Anonymous

i would take the malaysian casino sobe tri-rail link over this bridge any day

Common Sense Carl

How is there no rail from MIA to Miami Beach..HOW? That’s Crazy!

Anonymous

Because common sense ain’t common Carl…

Anonymous

How is this news? Everyone knows that you add 3 years to whatever estimated completion year is originally given on infrastructure projects. This wont be completed till 2026+

your neighbor

This is stupid AF. East-West Light rail systems from Kendall, Homestead, South Miami, Doral, Miami Beach connecting to North-South systems from Weston to Fl city should be the biggest project…not this. Wrong priorities all around. There’s plenty of room for it…No one wants to go up against the oil lobby…cowards…what other reason could there be to insist on having cars continue to dominate society…and I’m a hardcore, ASE certified car guy. Car enthusiasts should be elated to have less non-car people on the road with them; your packages would arrive quicker too. Take the Underground in London and tell me we aren’t neanderthals over here. NOBODY WANTS TO SIT IN TRAFFIC…EVEN ON A NEW BRIDGE!

Anonymous

I like it. It will allow for a friendlier pedestrian experience under the bridge and it along with the double decker to the west it will help ease traffic.

William

The schedule envisioned does change once construction actually starts. I think the headline is a bit click bate??? If we have any significant weather events or any big construction issues, the schedule will slide again. This a good project for Miami!

Anonymous

No, it isn’t

Anonymous

Worth the wait

Anonymous

Agree
It will look amazing and watch the area boom all around.
Worth the wait and investment. About time $ goes downtown

Anonymous

Given the choice between funded mass transit and this bridge I’m glad we’re getting this bridge.

Anonymous

^ FDOT Director chimes in