There’s good news for the restoration of the Florida Everglades. A $20 million federal grant has been awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation to elevate a section of highway blocking the natural flow of water into Everglades National Park.
Downtown Miami residents, businesses and PortMiami have waited years for a new I-395 bridge. Tuesday an announcement was made that is designed to create a path forward to a new bridge.
Earlier this year, Miami-Dade engineers sounded the alarm over Key Biscayne bridges that are actually crumbling into the ocean. In a panic, nearly $31 million dollars was shelled out for emergency repairs. Now documents uncovered by CBS4 reveal another set of bridges supposedly next to crumble and the tab to fix it is much bigger.
The South Florida woman seen dangling from a raised railroad bridge and rescued by firefighters will not face charges as a result of the incident.
Drivers visiting Key Biscayne may be surprised by a twenty-five cent increase at the toll. The county raised the toll this month after declaring an emergency because part of the Bear Cut Bridge is at risk of collapsing into the ocean.
Plans to repair Bear Cut Bridge, which connects Virginia Key to Key Biscayne, were given the green light by the Miami-Dade Commission.
Eight years ago, University of Miami student Ashley Kelly was struck and killed by a vehicle as she crossed US 1. She became the eighth student since 1989 to be struck at the intersection of US 1 and Mariposa Court.
There’s a big change for drivers who take the Dolphin Expressway where it meets with the Palmetto.
Driving to Virginia Key and Key Biscayne will become much more difficult for up to a year after state and county workers found “structural deficiencies” with the westbound lanes of the Bear Cut Bridge, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald.
Almost everyday, new stretches of bridge appear beneath it. You have seen it hovering in all its yellow hugeness over the improvement project on the interchange of the Palmetto and Dolphin Expressways in Miami-Dade County. Those who use it call it the Smooth Operator and it’s earning its name.