$56 million pact kicks off Golden Glades’ park-ride
The Florida Department of Transportation has awarded a contract for a $56 million multimodal transportation facility and truck travel center in the current Golden Glades park-and-ride lot.
The contract went to LEAD Engineering and Construction and Kaufman Lynn Construction.
Work on the park-and-ride hub that is to become a gateway to Miami-Dade County and unite several modes of transportation, including bicycles, cars, buses and Tri-Rail, is to be completed by 2020.
Plans include a truck travel center on the east side of the lot spanning 10 acres. The proposal includes room for a maintenance facility with 53 truck parking spaces, a truck wash and a gas station. The west plot of land in which the multimodal transportation facility is to be built, currently housing the park-and-ride, stretches 15 acres.
The facility also will encompass 1,748 parking spaces, a 4,500-square-foot transit hub, 10,450 square feet of retail, and 945 square feet for a break lounge, an upgraded multi-bay bus terminal, and bicycle parking and lockers.
The Golden Glades Interchange connects the US 441, Florida’s Turnpike, State Road 826, State Road 9 and I-95.