Signature Bridge Accelerated, But Designs Could Be Scrapped; Metromover Will Need To Be Relocated

FDOT’s plan to build a $600 million Signature Bridge in Downtown Miami will require one of the piers supporting the Metromover to be moved.

Dade’s commission will need to approve the pier relocation. Federal officials have already approved it. Federal approval was required, since they provided part of the funding to build the system.

It isn’t clear how disruptive the work would be to passengers. The department is pledging that most of the work will take place during non-operating hours. FDOT is also pledging to keep a corridor open for a mass transit connection to the beach.

Genting had also indicated that they would want to move the Metromover to build Resorts World Miami, but that plan has stalled.

FDOT has recently accelerated the Signature Bridge project, and concept plans and an RFP are now expected to be ready by April. Construction could begin by the end of next year.

Two designs, Wishbone and Lotus, are being considered. However, officials now say that they are would consider a third design if it was proposed by a design-build team.