Construction has begun on an $802 million reconstruction of Interstate 395 in Miami that will not only improve traffic flow and safety on three of the city’s main corridors, but also change its skyline.
The project includes a 1,025-foot suspension bridge on I-395 with six sweeping 330-foot arches over Biscayne Boulevard and NE 2 Avenue. The bridge will be illuminated and have a 30-acre community park beneath it.
The project is designed to increase capacity on SR 836, I-95 and I-395, as well as improve safety by reducing dangers when entering and exiting SR 836 and I-95 at the Midtown Interchange. A pedestrian trail will also be built, and the area under the signature bridge will provide an area for local food and crafts markets, a children’s playground and a circular interactive water fountain that mimics the bridge’s six arches.
The project is scheduled to be completed in Fall 2023. It is a partnership between the Florida Department of Transportation and the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX). The AW-dMG Joint Venture won the design-build contract.