Photos: Downtown Miami’s $818M Signature Bridge Begins To Take Shape

Elevated overpasses that will form part of Downtown Miami’s Signature Bridge are growing steadily larger, new photos show.

The new I-395 overpasses now cross the Brightline tracks after recent construction work, project representatives said in a presentation.

Meanwhile, foundation work is continuing for the giant spider-like arches that will become the architectural highlight of the project.

The arches will run several blocks in downtown Miami. Foundation activity continues for the arches, with 1.7 million pounds of rebar being used to form a steel cage for the center pier footer.

Further west, work is continuing on a new double deck highway portion of 836 that will allow drivers to head to either Miami Beach or the port and bypass local traffic.

An extra lane is also now being built from the eastbound 836 lanes to northbound I-95, a bottleneck which has been causing daily traffic backups for decades.

There’s also a new ramp from westbound I-395 to southbound I-95 under construction.

The project budget remains $818 million and the completion date is still Fall 2024, project representatives said.

 

 

New second lane from eastbound 836 to northbound I-95:

Double deck highway rising from 836 to 395:

Foundation work for the Signature Bridge arches:

New highway begins to cross the Brightline tracks:

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Yeppers
15 days ago

Should of been undergrounded through downtown.

POLO
15 days ago

Agree, this thing is a glorify overpass that will continue to divide downtown and the Omni, Edgewater districts. People won’t be able to camp under it, if the road was underground, or depressed below grade level.

Anonymous
15 days ago

People shouldn’t be allowed to camp under it and won’t be allowed to do so anymore once the area is as packed as Brickell

Anonymous
15 days ago

Everyone here bitched about the cost of the “bridge”, imagine the cost of a tunnel. Think Boston’s “dig”.

Anonymous
15 days ago

They built the port miami tunnel for half the price of this bridge and Musk boring company can do it for even cheaper than that

Anonymous
15 days ago

Are you dumb? That tunnel was over a billion dollars!

Anonymous
14 days ago

no it wasn’t .

Google it : $668.5 million. however it was expensive but for other reasons.

Anonymous
14 days ago

nope. another comment with overinflated prices to try to make a point.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Elon Musk is a huckster. Search YouTube for “DEBUNKING ELON MUSK Pt1” and “DEBUNKING ELON MUSK Pt2” if you don’t mind having your bubble popped.

Anonymous
15 days ago

The tunnel would have been worth the cosmetic and positive economic impact.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Yeah? In Miami? Billions, with part of it stolen. Years to complete. All kinds of set backs. Bitching and griping about traffic from our lovely residents.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Boston was a huge dig, 1 1/2 miles !
This isn’t that long at all.
Additionally, they could literally cut, cap and fill vs a huge boring machine.
Not a comparable set or works at all.
Like comparing an interstate to a sidewalk.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Oh but what about the park under the bridge and food venues? Lol. Lol. Lol.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Should “have” been…..

Anonymous
15 days ago

the project website touts ‘sustainability’ as one of the four pillars of the project, how are the thousands of truckloads of concrete and steel to build the unnecessary spider bridge element, sustainable?

Anonymous
15 days ago

The bridge will need all of those Pillars, concrete and steel to Sustain itself. 😉 😉

Anonymous
15 days ago

Good portions of the road deck are already in place, and they seem to be standing up just fine without the bridge arches.

Anonymous
15 days ago

The only thing this bridge is going to sustain is a homeless encampment underneath it like all the other bridges and overpasses in Miami’s urban core

Anonymous
15 days ago

^This! As if we didn’t already have enough of those in downtown, from the old Macy’s surrounding sidewalks all the way up to those overpasses by The Wharf on the river. The homeless and even worse panhandlers are out of control in both downtown and Brickell

Anonymous
15 days ago

^ So what do suggest the city do, arrest and lock them up, or round them up and ship them outta town?

Anonymous
15 days ago

Fix the underlying problems that create homelessness there in the first place

Anonymous
15 days ago

And those are? Depression? Mental breakdown? Drugs or alcohol? Laziness? Unwilling to follow rules? Lack of education? Not giving a rat’s ass about your own well being? Go ahead…pick one. Fix it. Pay for the clean up…or send them to Portland.

Anonymous
15 days ago

You seem to know those issues too well, I’m guessing you’re a homeless person typing on your stolen phone from a starbucks wifi lol

Anonymous
15 days ago

Yes.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Send them to Portland.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Wondering why there is a ‘Bridge’ needed at all? It seems all the new segments of the completed road have more than enough structural support built in to hold themselves up perfectly fine. Perhaps they should scrap that spider aesthetic ‘Bridge’ nonsense and use those however many tens or hundreds of millions that costs to build that aspect, and create some other needed mobility infrastructure?

Anonymous
15 days ago

It’s because they want something “cool,” it’s such a waste of money though. If we were to build a cool signature bridge it should be one of the causeways, not over land in downtown

Anonymous
15 days ago

Understand that this is the resposibility of the Florida Dept. of Transportation. There was discussion of a tunnel or at least below grade. This bridge is the option the FDOT chose for the money they had available. The funds would have been allocated to other projects in the state. At least the money stayed local. The choice was to let them build it or do nothing and hope money becomes available possibly many years later. I agree that it is not the best solution but at least it would seem to be an upgrade from what exists now. Now let hope it is “cool” when it is done.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Agreed. A bridge over a homeless encampment. Stupid.

Anonymous
15 days ago

A “bridge” that enables even MORE homeless encampment. Stupider!

Anonymous
15 days ago

To solve that homeless encampment problem, people like you need to take these people home and your generosity should take care of that.

Anonymous
15 days ago

My tax dollars are supposed to be solving homelessness so that it doesn’t occur in our community in the first place but since Miami is a city of corruption which only creates problems, that’s not the case

Anonymous
15 days ago

Bridge or no bridge, the homeless will be there, somewhere. The bus bench, Museum Park, the sidewalks. The bridge/overpasses are not the problem. The homeless are.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Not true, thoughtful design can make sure that homeless people do not loiter around. In west palm they have some fences underneath overpasses like this to prevent anyone from going in there, they have trash cans with handles that work like post offices drop off which can only take garbage in but make it impossible to get trash out, and they have benches with a divider in the middle to make sure that no one can lay across them. In Miami they never get all this right, the trash cans are all you can eat buffets for the homeless, the benches are full of their shit, and these overpasses have parks under them like that new underline which are an invitation for the homeless to come and camp out. Design is everything

Anonymous
15 days ago

It is NOT a bridge. It’s an overpass with a sculpture. Period.

Anonymous
15 days ago

True!

Anonymous
15 days ago

This will look amazing! The whole downtown is set to becoming the best location in town!

Anonymous William
14 days ago

Awesome! FDOT did the right thing. Amazing work

Anonymous
15 days ago

Metro rail should be on this corridor

Anonymous
15 days ago

Perhaps there would be fewer homeless encampments under these bridges if there was more affordable-housing and employers paid people living wages.

Anonymous
15 days ago

It’s like I’m watching myself and the future generation being robbed in slow motion

Anonymous
15 days ago

This is a complete waste of FDOT funds.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Tell THEM about it.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Correction, “your FUNDS!”

Anonymous
14 days ago

curious as to the price of just the work to design, create and install the spider top to that bridge.
Considering a lot of people don’t care for it, ( so do ), it could have been spent on something that more would enjoy or be more useful….
Nicer walking paths/sidewalks or an outdoor area grassy lawn anything but a spider

Anonymous
15 days ago

Thought it be taller…

Anonymous
15 days ago

These spans were portrayed as being very high in the air with unencumbered space underneath..they may be double the height of the existing…what a joke.

Anonymous
15 days ago

60 feet if I remember correctly.

Anonymous
15 days ago

“, a bottleneck which has been causing daily traffic backups for decades.” it took that long to add one extra lane. same thing goes with the turnpike connecting with i95 south and turns to one lane

Anonymous
15 days ago

I genuinely cannot believe how much money they’re wasting on this when it doesn’t actually solve any problems.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Wow, there are a lot of cars on the freeway in that last picture…

lol….

Anonymous
15 days ago

Engineers or anybody, what is the structural point of having the highway support be a column with a thing to the side that carries the road vs just being a vertical column with the road on it? Looks less stable this way, though I’m sure it’s fine but wonder if it is just a design beautification or it has any advantages?

Anonymous
15 days ago

Its impressive to see the construction of this future iconic landmark for Miami. For the last 20 plus years this city has continued to create its image and character, cant wait to see the finished product

Anonymous
15 days ago

Impressive… for me to poop on! (- homeless person)

Anonymous
15 days ago

Idk, that bottom picture shows how much gross land square footage this system takes up. makes you wonder what it would be like without all of that.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Not sure what people on this site have with homeless people but it’s sad! We dont know or understand what these people went through in life but as long as you have a house to go to what’s your issue with them? Every city has the same issue oh well get over it! Second we still have people talking about a tunnel oh well this is already being build so shut up about it already!

Anonymous
15 days ago

Anyone saying that people sleeping in tents downtown is because “they cant afford rent!” has clearly never dealt with these people up close and are delusional.

Most of the people living in tents downtown are there because they want to be there. They have substance abuse/mental health issues and for them its easier to live this way.

Anonymous
14 days ago

In working with the local shelters and programs which place displaced people into temporary hotel stays, we’ve seen a recent uptick in folks who actually were evicted or who even lost homes that they owned but which were deemed unsafe / up to code / unlivable and demolished by the city in some cases. The unaffordable rents and unlivable wages in Miami are indeed becoming an issue that is contributing to increases in homelessness

Anonymous
14 days ago

could have dug trench, boxed cement, cover, filled and had the underground and made above a park.
Called cut, cover and fill.
Not nearly as expensive as boring a tunnel.

Anonymous
14 days ago

Get the second lane to 95 north completed ASAP! Been a nightmare forever (as the author also said)

Anonymous
15 days ago

Miami’s growing homeless population is looking forward to this project being completed so that they can make a new home under it!

Anonymous
15 days ago

Please, leave the city

Anonymous
15 days ago

lol, perfect timing too as the eviction moratorium is about to end! Seriously, it’s incredible that a city known for its cheap wages and high cost of living is going ahead and spending nearly a billion dollars on this nonsense instead of addressing real issues like the homeless problems. Between this and all the recent gun violence, Miami is becoming the new San Fran & Chicago rolled into one!

Anonymous
15 days ago

This is not a city project. Funded by FDOT. Gun violence has increased all over the USA. Recent incidents in Dade were not in the city of Miami. There are far less homeless now in Miami than there was over the last 20 to 30 years.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Then where were all the tents the last 20-30 years? There’s tents popping up all over the place now.

Anonymous
15 days ago

That’s because residents of Miami can no longer pay the outrageous rents that greedy slumlords are demanding. Families are now buying tents and popping them up in parking lots and empty lots throughout the city. Walmart is running out of tents and inflatable pools, (used for bathing behind the tent).

Anonymous
15 days ago

I’m a landlord and not geeedy you stupid person. The market sets prices. You think a for profit business should lower prices just because? Move back to Cuba.

Anonymous
15 days ago

I was born in Miami ass, which is probably more than I can say for you. “Row, row, row your boat…”

Anonymous
15 days ago

The move back to Cuba comment is totally uncalled for and strange. It seems like you are just trying to stir up controversy.

Anonymous
15 days ago

There’s homeless people in Cuba. Quite a lot of them, too. A red pill experience, courtesy of Carnival and Obozo and Bonehead’s “thaw” policies.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Why Cuba?

Anonymous
15 days ago

Oh…..I rattled your chain papi. Say hello to Boss Tweed next time you see him.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Homeless people with no jobs can’t afford to pay rent? Who knew?

Anonymous
15 days ago

Gun violence has increased throughout the US but even more so in Miami Dade and recent incidents were definitely in Miami’s urban core like the mass shooting in Wynwood a week ago, two people shot in midtown, and the mass shooting at Kendall graduation party this past weekend. I’ve been living in the urban core for years and have clearly seen the rise of homeless all over and especially in Brickell where they used to never be

Anonymous
15 days ago

Imagine how much worse it will get with the bright idea of defunding the police, city and county District Attorneys paying bail of criminals who act unruly and no control at the border and letting the cartels run the show.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Don’t worry, taking away some of the police depts funds doesn’t mean the USA will become a dangerous place with the murder, shootouts, kidnapping and basically overall crime like we see in a lot of these South American countries.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Yeah right.
Wait till you’re the next victim.

Anonymous
15 days ago

I guess you didn’t. Bobo.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Lol….I got the sarcasm.

Anonymous
15 days ago

No one is going to defund the police.

Anonymous
15 days ago

I dont want the homeless… but the shootings were not done by the homeless. Ghetto thugs.

Anonymous
15 days ago

It’s true, the homeless do the stabbings (since they can’t afford guns) and also the assaults and rapes on the metromover

Anonymous
14 days ago

Stop copying the news verbatim and calling them “mass shootings”. Even the narrative is incorrect and its clear as day that it wasn’t a mass shooting but gang related violence or retaliation. Both of them were the exact same thing. It wasn’t random. Specific individuals were targeted. Also, the news won’t even dare give specifics of the “said individuals” that were caught on camera doing the crimes, other than they were males, its disturbing how far they are willing to push a nondescript narrative for the sake of being pc.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Thank you. Some people are just hell bent on being negative.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Miami-Dade County’s unsheltered homeless population has shrunk from 8,000 in 1992 to 3,245 in January 2021. Of those 3,245 individuals, the Homeless Trust stated that only 892 remain unsheltered. The remaining 2,353 are in emergency shelters, safe haven spaces or transitional housing

Its called the “City of Miami Street Clean Up and Encampment Resource Plan,” and its stated goal is “to develop safe procedures so that communities in all five districts are free of homeless encampments and debris while assisting those struggling with homelessness by offering an easy transition to shelter and eventually more permanent housing.”

Anonymous
15 days ago

The homeless are being relocated to hotels/motels in the suburbs.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Portland.

Anonymous
15 days ago

homeless population in miami has decreased but homeless encampments are growing and that is the type of homelessness that destroys cities. the city of miami takes too long to dismantle this encampments so for every encampment that is dismantled 3 more pop up

Anonymous
15 days ago

It’s going to be just like venice beach or san fran and unlike san fran, Miami won’t even get to be a real tech hub before this homeless problem blows up

Anonymous
15 days ago

Wow, Miami’s homeless population has decreased, but now it’s going to turn into San Francisco or Venice Beach. I guess we’re going to turn into Tokyo with all the buildings going up, by your logic.

Anonymous
15 days ago

This project is the responsibility of FDOT not the City of Miami nor Miami-Dade County. The homeless problem is more of a mental health and addiction problem. Most of the people on the street do NOT want the help that is provided free of cost to them due to the restrictions that these centers place on them. The root causes of problems like homelessness and violence are much more complex than simple headlines and hashtags.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Most of the money for this new bridge comes from the FDOT. If you have any questions or complaints about it, contact them.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Well this won’t be finished until like 2024 so not really lining up with the evictions

Anonymous
15 days ago

You underestimate the homeless’s resourcefulness at moving in early precon style!

Anonymous
15 days ago

True. U get a better spot. Waterfront.

Anonymous
15 days ago

most of those people on the streets arent there because of evictions

Anonymous
15 days ago

Check back in July when the evictions are actually lawful once the federal moratorium has ended. Expect a summer full of crime and much more homelessness. Miami has ignored that issue for way too long and it’s catching up to us now in a big way post-pandemic

Anonymous
15 days ago

Really Sherlock?

Anonymous
15 days ago

Yes, it’s already been projected and that’s why the police are ramping up operation “summer heat” to try to combat it. The police are trying to be proactive rather than reactive after the fact that a crime has already been committed. They utilize AI looking at big data about individuals and groups online to get flagged on which situations might be escalating. In the case of evictions they do research before showing up to do the eviction in order to better protect themselves and public safety. A person with a troubled past getting evicted necessitates that they first clear out other residents from the area before attempting the eviction in case there is gun fire. You don’t know about these processes

Anonymous
15 days ago

The money did not come from the city. That fact gas been discussed here dozens of times. I guess some of you feel if they bring that nonsense up over and over again, we will all start to see it that way. The “Big Lie” permeates all aspects of our conversation.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Come out to Hialeah we are waiting for u

Anonymous
15 days ago

I think the word you’re really looking for is “gang.” The word rarely shows up in articles describing the shootings, usually replaced by “rival groups.” However, This is really a problem of organized crime, most likely turf battles related to trafficking of high-value items such as drugs, weapons, and people. It all goes together.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Nah…just punks who’ve never worked a day in their lives. Instant gratification. Steal what they want. Shoot whomever, because they can buy a gun anywhere. No self control….and lots of daddy/mommy issues. If we’d put them away for the rest of their lives when caught and tried, less thugs would be willing to try it. Thieves to jail…murderers to Old Sparky. We are way soooooo soft on crime. Oh, sorry. Got carried away. Yeah, yeah, …the bridge is too expensive. Waste of money. Should “of” been used for rapid transit. No parking podiums……

Anonymous
15 days ago

#1. Miami is not “known for cheap wages and high cost of living”
#2. Miami has the smallest per capita homeless population of any major city in the US.
#3. Miami’s crime rate has been dropping significantly over the last decade.
#4. None of the money from the Federal or State Department of transportation is money that could be reallocated to those other projects.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Actual statistics negate points #1 through 3, #4 is accurate as far as the projects mentioned but there are others to where the money could have gone

Anonymous
15 days ago

Tell ’em Joe!

Anonymous
15 days ago

#3 Completely false and Miami in particular is in the national spotlight right now for mass shooting gun violence and we’re not even in the dog days of summer yet where the trend is likely to get even worse. You must be living under a rock if you think crime has been going down in Miami

Anonymous
15 days ago

I guess if two mass shootings happen in a year, everyone can conclude crime is going up significantly, disregarding the overall trend of course.

Anonymous
15 days ago

You’re right because as far as I can tell, we haven’t experienced such a rash of gun violence since those violent days in the early 80s when it was mainly drug dealers even shooting at cops at the mall. Some elements of people in the city are completely out of control right now

Anonymous
15 days ago

Educate yourself. Major and badly needed park project will be constructed. Thousands of new residents have been moving to this area.

Anonymous
15 days ago

thousands of homeless! lol

Anonymous
15 days ago

Benjamin Waxman, a board member of the Miami chapter of the ACLU reminds us that the homeless have rights too!

Anonymous
15 days ago

Stop being a moron! GET INFORMED!

Paul
15 days ago

Florida’s homeless population decreased 43% over the past 13 years while its overall population increased 17% for a decrease in homeless rate of over 50%. I’m not sure how much of that was Miami but I suspect numbers in Miami are decreasing, not growing.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Get those homeless people off the streets and parks. Send them back to their States or off to an island or something. We deserve a clean and safe city.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Guantanamo.

Anonymous
15 days ago

HEY RUMPELSTILTSKIN, WAKE UP!.. YOU’RE DREAMING!!!

Anonymous
15 days ago

Wow. Impressive. You actually spelled it right. Sadly, no one here knows who that is. Try, La Bella Durmiente.

Anonymous
15 days ago

fake news, fake stats, hence why you didn’t cite any actual sources and just pulled those numbers our of you know where…

Anonymous
15 days ago

They should open that 836 to i95 north entrance early 😉

Anonymous
15 days ago

Thanks again to Carlos Gimenez for doing whatever was in his power to keep always keep Miami miles away from having a mass transit system. And to make it even more ridiculous he was sent to Congress.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Imagine what a $818 million tunnel or public transit project would have looked like. Or partially tunneling part of 836. At least the transit project would have been truly enviromentally friendly. Instead we get an unnecessary bridge that further segments Downtown Miami, like I-95.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Cars Winning!

Anonymous
15 days ago

Terrible project. Increased capacity will lead to increased number of cars in our congested urban core. Sadly, exhibit A for induced demand.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Actually helps to clear current bottlenecks in the urban core.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Forget about it, people only are interested in their small bubble. Who cares that highways serve more than one purpose. Does the average person think how the products that they purchase appear at their front door or on the shelves at the stores they frequent? All of the cargo that comes in and out of MIA and PortMiami should catch a ride on the Metrorail right? What about when we need evacuations in preparations for a storm? I am all for more options for transit, but it is incredibly ignorant to think that highways are a relic of the past. As long as we are a major center of commerce and a densely populated urban center we will have and need highways.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Urban highway’s that tear through and divide neighborhoods were a terribly racist and horrible mistake. Overtown and the surrounding communities were literally decimated in the 1960’s so much so that they still haven’t recovered to this day. We should be working to tear down these concrete rivers that divide, not double down on this horrible practice.

Anonymous
15 days ago

The highways are here to stay, we are far too dependent on them now. Even without traffic it takes minimum twice as long to get around the county without taking highways, and if we eliminated them we’d just be crippling every single surface street with traffic

N.P.
15 days ago

Better transit and transit oriented development is the solution to traffic issues. Even if you yourself wants to continue to drive, if half your neighbors choose transit because its convenient now, your commute is better since it has less traffic and you get there faster.

Also not every highway has to go, but the ones that cut the city in half and destroyed Overtown should probably be on the top of the chopping block

Anonymous
15 days ago

Um, tearing down one of the most important miles of I-95 because it cut Overtown in half, or rather shifted it to the west is a good idea? I would take down the Downtown Distributor, which would open the area between Flagler Street and the Miami River to another MWC-esque development.

Anonymous
15 days ago

While you have a point and I don’t agree with the practices of the 1960s, I don’t think that the highways are solely to blame for the current state of the communities in question if we are being completely honest. Drugs, intra-racial violence and gang culture was the death-nail for many of these communities and continues to this day.

These “concrete rivers” as you refer to them, provide the infrastructure needed for Miami and its environs to sustain itself. If not highways, how to you propose that cargo, heavy machinery and trucking go?

N.P.
15 days ago

I agree, it is a complex issue but the highway was certainly no help for Overtown. There are pictures and stories online of what Overtown looked like before the highway and it was an architecturally beautiful and important center for black excellence. The highway was literally run through their Main Street and surrounding areas cutting the neighborhood in half, the equivalent of running an interstate directly through Miracle Mile in Coral Gables or Calle Ocho.

There’s a growing movement called the “Highways to Boulevards” program, this being that the highway torn down be replaced with a better street or boulevard that can be used to build and generate wealth in that area. As for truck trips, perhaps the river and increased cargo train trips could be used to move goods at least out of the urban core as they do in many many other cites across the world.

There are options besides keeping and reinforcing the status quo that can be beneficial for every party involved and help to make the city more prosperous.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Unfortunately, the Overtown of the 1940s/50s is gone and with it the culture of entrepreneurship and black excellence. Severing I-95 and the 836 is not going to resuscitate the Overtown of yesteryear. Unless the culture of the community starts moving back to that of those individuals like Dana Dorsey stood for, Overtown, Liberty City and others across the country will continue to decline.

Anonymous
15 days ago

A lot of the things we had in the 1940s/1950s are gone. Like respect for our neighbors and neighborhoods. Respect of the elderly. Helping those in need, instead of just helping ourselves. Respecting our friends with different views, political or otherwise. Working for a living instead of stealing from the government (it’s actually our tax money). Getting an education and respecting our teachers. I can go on and on….

Anonymous
15 days ago

soooooo spot on……

N.P.
15 days ago

That’s a cynical way to view the world though. Removing the highway would be a good first step in righting one of the wrongs we did to that community many years ago and in some ways continue to do. It would at least give the residents of Overtown the opportunity to thrive rather than stifle their growth.

But it’s a moot point I believe since the FDOT is already well into the expansion of this Great Wall and it would take an act of god to stop it.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Don’t forget LBJ’s “Great Society,” Hart-Cellar Act, and deindustrialization.

Anonymous
15 days ago

I’m so tired of hearing/reading about how everything in this country is “racist”. OMG get over it. My great grandmother was a slave. I’m not. I moved on and up. How long are we going to hold on to this?

Anonymous
15 days ago

thank you!!!…finally…..an intelligent thought that should be easy to understand

Anonymous
15 days ago

^ You’re lucky TNM won’t post my reply to you because it makes you and your comment appear like nothing but selfish whining.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Where did you get buzzwords like “concrete rivers,” the New York Times? Build freeways, and you scream segregation. Tear them down, and you will be the first screaming “gentrification!”

Anonymous
15 days ago

Traffic will never get any better if we keep adding highways, eventually the expanded highways will get filled up (especially if they add more express lanes). We can’t infinitely add lanes and expand highways. A unified mass transit system that actually goes somewhere, is the only solution.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Exactly, the fact that the FDOT continues to fund these projects as the “Great Solution To Traffic” is mind-bogglingly stupid. There’s only one way to fix traffic and it’s offering people a reliable and efficient alternative to driving, this does the exact opposite.

Anonymous
15 days ago

That means the population is steadily increasing.

Anonymous
15 days ago

You must have been drinking. If I was to assume your ridiculous logic was true, we should make all the roads and bridges in Miami smaller so that we could improve our traffic flow.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Bingo!

Anonymous
15 days ago

Are you kidding? How negative can people be? People here complain about traffic, but improving roads by adding more lanes is seen as inducing higher demand! OMG…I really need to stop reading this shit.

Anonymous
15 days ago

Studies have proven time and time again that when you add capacity to an already traffic choked roadway, you encourage even more people to drive who would have previously chosen another method (carpooling, transit, parallel roadway). This leads to traffic being as bad if not even worse than before the improvements were made.

The Katy Freeway in Texas is a perfect case study. An almost 30 lane highway that after widening become even more traffic choked than before, it simply doesn’t end. Transit is the only solution to solve our traffic issues.