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Signature Bridge Is Officially Underway With Lane Closures This Week

Miami’s $800 million Signature Bridge project is now underway, according to the Herald.

Instalation of exploratory test piles along I-395 has already commenced, according to an FDOT spokesperson.

Lane closures to allow for surveying along I-95 also began this week.

Major foundation work for the Signature Bridge will begin in March or April, with widening work along the 836 starting at the same time.

Completion is scheduled for fall 2023.

An intersection of three major highways is being rebuilt as part of the project, along with a new double deck elevated highway. The Signature Bridge itself will include six arches as a design element, along with new public spaces underneath the highway.

 

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Anonymous

More transit, less highways.

Anonymous

EXPAND METRO RAIL NORTH SOUTH WEST TO BEACH

Anonymous

how is this bridge any different from the overpass that is there now?

Anonymous
Anonymous

More lanes over and under.

marc

More elevated, on/off ramps reconfigured, and wider/more lanes.

Anonymous

Ask a question get an answer, I love this board.

Anonymous

It has 6 Arches!!!

Anonymous

It has a signature look and will add to our ability to market Miami to international buyers

Anonymous

Because what wealthy sophisticated international buyer doesn’t want a massive highway running through the center of the city?

Anonymous

How is it different?
The best way to understand is to stand on the seawall under 395 and walk west along 395 until you get to I95.
It will become strikingly clear, that I395 is a road built on a long pile of dirt.
A suspension bridge will free up all the land ynderneath (many acres) AND will improve the safety, AND improve the efficiency of the traffic flow.

Once understood, this project is a no-brainer. Sadly, very people are interested in understanding.

Anonymous

Isn’t this the overpass where the homeless camp was

Anonymous

No, that was I-195.
This is where the homeless guy got his face eaten off by some schmuck.
Once the suspension bridge is completed, there won’t be these little hiding places, and the walk from the Museums to the Performing Arts Center will be pleasant instead of its current state of “near impossible” and dangerous.

Anonymous

The land underneath will be as worthless and unused as the land underneath I95 at the Miami River. No one wants to hang out underneath a roaring highway.

Anonymous

I just like the look of it because it adds to the amazing growing skyline. But I don’t see the purpose of this, I would spend this money instead in expanding the metromover to cover more areas in Miami and The beach.

Anonymous

Are you going to pay for it, or complain when they start charging fares?

Anonymous

I’d be happy to leave the car home and pay for the metromover if it takes me everywhere. Absolutely.

Anonymous

If you don’t understand. Learn. Get educated. Ask someone who knows.
There are about a dozen or more people on this board that don’t understand, and don’t seek to gain understanding.

There is no choice of; fixing this bridge OR adding more trains.

This bridge repair/reconfiguration is expense and necessary. The aesthetic part that makes this a “signature bridge” is adding about 10% or less to the cost of the project. The rest of it will add strength and safety.

While billions of dollars of cargo travels on this stretch of I-395 along with hundreds of thousands of people, I have never seen an ambulance, firetruck, or cargo container travel on the Metrorail.
(get it? They are different things. They are paid from different sources.) Get educated, you will be glad you did.

Polo

Signature bridge? How about a signature transportation system!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Great website. Seems like they buried the lead. The best part of it is the Interactive map that shows the Fountain, Amphitheater, bike path, pedestrian trail, and art work going UNDER the signature bridge.

A massive improvement over the mound of dirt that is currently UNDER I-395.

Anonymous

Reminds me of the I-93 Bunker Hill Bridge in Downtown Boston.

Anonymous

They fixed it.

Anonymous

Looked better before

Anonymous

How to force the FDOT to invest in mass transportation?
Option one: force them to live in Miami without covered car expenses.
Option two: to fire the whole department and hire new people from large cities with reliable mass transportation system.

Anonymouse

There is a” Scorpion” tower just down the road,would a six legged “Tarantula” bridge make sense?

Anonymous

This is a bait and switch. MDX never conducted a public hearing on this so call ” Double Decker”. The original plans called for them to widen the existing lanes not build another highway on top.

Anonymous

By the time this project is completed it won’t have any effect on population as it will have doubled

Anonymous

No other city in the country is building a new elevated highway through the center of their city; they are tearing them down or burying them. But Miami is, and it will even be a double decker highway to really increase the “wall” effect and maximize the destruction of the urban fabric. The idea that raising the elevated highway even higher than the existing one will make the land beneath more valuable is ridiculous. The I95 bridge over the Miami River is far higher than this will be and the WATERFRONT land below it remains almost worthless after decades. It’s never been used for anything but parking or car storage despite being directly on the River. The land underneath this “Signature” bridge, with it’s vast empty plazas and unprogrammed public spaces, will be just as or more worthless and will likely become the biggest homeless encampment in North America. The new Governor should declare this an urban emergency and fire every single person who had any role in its development.

Anonymous

Gorgeous

Leo

Miami’s $800 million Signature Bridge project is going to be a waste of money, instead of using that money for public transportation, but anyway ocean will rise and will be underwater, politicians had 0 empathy for the citizens of Miami, sorry folks but unfortunately it is what it is 🙁

Anonymous

Smarter highways, less traffic.

Anonymous

smarter highways less traffic ? Once it is done, they’ll have to figure out something else in 10 years when the traffic doubles for this round of new highways. Triple deck then ?? cmon man.

Anonymous

flying cars

Anonymous

Flying cars ? lol. Hey Mcfly, I think you’ve been hit on the head too many times by Biff there buddy.

Anonymous

You think so Biff? Flying cars are coming. First prototypes have already been tested.

Self-Driving cars were also a thing of the future.

Anonymous

You think so ? Because Gimenez and Miami leadership are laughing at your post right now while looking at their plans with bus rapid transit for the future.

Anonymous

flying buses may not be possible… yet. so yeah, we still need highways in the future

Anonymous

They still are.

Anonymous

My little children love the idea of flying cars, dinosaurs, and Santa Claus.

Anonymous

By then dedicated lanes for smart cars and busses and automated traffic will have overcome stop and go traffic caused by inefficient driving habits of humans.

Anonymous

Not if Miami leadership keep thinking backwards. lol