Former Miami commissioner Marc Sarnoff has filed a Class Action Lawsuit over FDOT’s award of the $800m Signature Bridge.
Separately, a losing bidder has filed a formal bid protest with FDOT. The protest will be referred to the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings.
Sarnoff argues that FDOT circumvented a settlement requiring a local aesthetics committee, by giving greater weight to another FDOT-controlled committee. The settlement was reached following a 2013 lawsuit.
Sarnoff first tried to file a new motion in June to enforce the 2013 case. A judge rejected that motion, saying that the case was voluntarily dismissed following the settlement, so there was nothing to enforce. Once rejected, Sarnoff filed the new lawsuit.
Winning bidder Archer Western- de Moya Joint Venture is seeking to intervene in the new lawsuit.