Miami’s First Tunnel Making Progress; Opening in May

The city of Miami is constructing its first tunnel, which will ease traffic congestion in the area, at a price of $1 billion.
January 12, 2014, 1pm PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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“The tunnel will connect Dodge Island, where the Port of Miami is located, to Watson Island. The tunnel is less a mile long and is 120 feet below sea level at its deepest. There will be an eastbound tube, and a westbound tube – each carrying two lanes of traffic.”

Local site The 305 has a series of photos inside the tunnel that is sure to excite construction enthusiasts and engineers alike, as well as a few maps showing the new route’s alignment below the Port of Miami.

According to reporter Hank Tester: “The project will bring cargo carrying 18-wheelers and cruise ship passengers into the port in a more efficient manner.”

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Published on Friday, January 10, 2014 in The 305
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