University of Miami students are going to be able to go out for pizza – without risking their lives. Miami-Dade commissioners Tuesday greenlighted a plan to build a pedestrian walkway over a piece of South Dixie highway, where over the years eight UM students have been injured or killed trying to cross the street.
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.
A plan to build a pedestrian overpass above U.S. 1 in Coral Gables is once against stuck in neutral.