Yet Another Double Deck Highway Could Be Coming To Miami, This Time In The Midtown Area

The Florida Department of Transportation is studying building another double-deck highway on  I-195 next to Midtown Miami, according to the Herald.

The new lanes would mostly benefit Miami Beach, with quicker access to I-95. It would cost up to $370 million to build.

FDOT is serious about the possibility, but hasn’t made a final decision. A study published by the agency shows three alternatives for the stretch of highway, and two of them include a double deck option.

The biggest double deck highway in Miami could become the Palmetto, where FDOT is studying a $1 billion plan to double deck 5.3 miles.

The $802 million signature bridge rebuild also includes a stretch of double deck highway, which is currently under construction.

A decision on the I-195 double decking is expected by 2022.

 

Link to FDOT’s new I-195 double deck study.

 

Double-deck highway now under construction west of the downtown Miami Signature Bridge: