Construction on downtown Miami’s $802 million Signature Bridge got underway around a year ago.
Now, representatives of the project have confirmed to The Next Miami that completion has been pushed back to fall of 2024, a year later than planned.
Florida Department of Transportation community outreach specialist Oscar Gonzalez said there are three reasons for the delay:
Bayshore Drive water main relocation – a 36 inch water main currently located under Bayshore Drive will need to be relocated
Foundation design change – instead of driven concrete piles, the foundation of the I-395 segmental and signature bridges will now be built with auger cast piles
Events & weather – a number of days have been added
Under the terms of the contract with the Archer Western- de Moya Joint Venture design-build team, completion was due in four years, excluding holidays, weather, and special events. The clock started ticking on October 29, 2018, and completion had been expected in fall of 2023 until recently.