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Double-deck highway over 836 interchange with I-95 rolling

Written by on September 11, 2018
Double-deck highway over 836 interchange with I-95 rolling

Downtown Miami has no schedule for when construction will begin on a double-deck highway over the 836 interchange with I-95, although the Florida Department of Transportation did provide “notice to proceed to the contractor,” according to a representative of the Florida Department of Transportation. Construction was originally slated to begin early in 2019, Miami Today previously reported.

The project is a partnership between the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority and the Florida Department of Transportation, with construction work being done by Archer Western-de Moya Joint Venture.

The expressway authority is putting $186 million worth of toll money into the project and the Florida Department of Transportation is covering the rest of the costs, Miami Today previously reported.

The plan is to put an elevated highway above the existing highway from Northeast 17th Avenue toward the MacArthur Causeway in order to alleviate congestion. But there are some who challenge that, and years of construction on the project will likely contribute to the already existing gridlock.

“During construction you’re going to have typical maintenance of traffic during construction –  most likely reduced lane widths, which is typical in construction, and concrete barricades to separate traffic from work zones,” said expressway authority Director of Engineering Juan Toledo. “Other than that, nothing atypical from what you’d see in any other construction site.”

5 Responses to Double-deck highway over 836 interchange with I-95 rolling

  1. Fermin Albelda

    September 12, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    Get the ball rolling; get it done already. Too much red tape. By the time you start and finish I’ll be dead.

  2. Mercy Sierra

    September 13, 2018 at 8:29 am

    I think it is time to double deck our highways. A deck for north and one for south (specially the Palmetto 826). Widening I think is more expensive and takes up much needed land. We also need to start building up instead of out. Parking garages on the bottom or top of malls, condos and leave the large open land that is now filled with cars and blacktop for parks and trees. Our enviroment/eco system needs more trees not more cement. Also great for drainage in our tropical weather.

  3. Gerry

    September 15, 2018 at 1:55 am

    Where the hell is Northeast 17th Avenue that they are talking about?
    Do they mean Northwest?
    Does anyone proofread this?

  4. Migs

    September 17, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    So much funding for highway expansions, but for mass transit.. Lip service.

  5. MRG

    September 20, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    Does anyone remember this was a subject of conversation 27 years ago? Talk about slow progress.