The new double decker highway and bridge aims to manage Miami’s traffic more efficiently while improving the quality of life for locals
Expected to complete by 2026, the massive project that is the i-395 will result in Miami getting its very first double decker highway and bridge in the hopes of managing traffic and routes more efficiently in the city.
It’s an incredible initiative by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) and aims to provide commuters with an alternative route with increased safety and efficiency.
Learn more about the double decker project and its completion here:
The location of the double decker bridge
The i-395/SR 836/i-95 is essentially an extension of MDX’s existing program for the SR 836 and will basically be double-decking SR 836, starting east of the toll gantry at NW 17 Avenue, creating a raise in the middle, and closing down again at t I-395, east of the I-95 interchange.
It’s a mammoth project that is costing around $840 million and takes around four years of construction to complete, generating tons of work opportunities and many benefits for Miami.
How it will benefit local traffic and commuters
The bridge will effectively connect Overtown, Downtown Miami, Omni, and Edgewater via a single, continuous rail. It will include a rail and crosswalks for pedestrians and bike lanes and allow members of local communities to travel and commute more safely.
As a result, this will remove the danger posed by drivers entering and exiting SR 836 and I-95 at the Midtown Interchange by creating an overhead alternative. On the whole, tourists, daily commuters, and members of the local community will be able to save more time, fuel, and effort thanks to increased capacity, better construction, and more efficient structuring. Lastly, a key focus of the project is on sustainability and durability, designing the bridge for maximum aesthetic and functional longevity, using some of the highest quality materials.
How this project provides more green spaces for locals
Lastly, a key focus of the project is on sustainability and durability, designing the bridge for maximum aesthetic and functional longevity, using some of the highest quality materials. This project does not just focus on better transporation and ease of traffic congestions in thecity it also improves the quality of life for locals.
Everyone agrees that the least amount of time you spend in traffic the better. The work of this project doesn't stop in the “high” ways we all know as I-395, SR 836, and I-95 its also in the “under” ways. The City of Miami and FDOT are partnering to enhance and refine the community spaces under the I-395 to make it a more pedestrian friendly area to spend quality time with family and friends.
To get up to date information on the completion and progress of the project visit www.i395-miami.com for construction images as well as future renderings.
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