New Signature Bridge Accelerated, but the Metromover Now Needs Relocation
by Sep Niakan | March 20, 2015
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is planning on building what they call “Signature Bridge” in downtown Miami for $600 million, but that will require a pier supporting the Metromover to be relocated.
The plan to relocate the pier will require the Dade City Commission’s approval. Federal officials have already approved the plan, since they funded the system in part and it required their approval.
Some daily passengers are concerned about the disruption with the Metromover, but FDOT has already said that they will be working when the Metromover is closed. They also vow to keep a passage open for people to drive to the beach.
The Signature Bridge project has been accelerated, and they plan on releasing concepts and plans in April, as well as plans to start construction in the end of 2016.
There were originally two designs for the bridge, known as the Wishbone and the Lotus, but officials have noted that they would consider another design if it was proposed by a good design-build team.
In other parts of Miami, Genting once planned to move the Metromover in order to build Resorts World Miami, but that plan was delayed.
Photo credit: Signature Bridge - thenextmiami.com
by Sep Niakan | January 12, 2017
According to thenextmiami, a petition involving a 15 by 75 feet alley has sparked speculations that a brand new hotel could be coming to Edgewater. Why? Simply because this alley comes attached to a 7,875 sq. ft. plot located at 348 Northeast 20...
by Sep Niakan | January 09, 2017
Ever tried driving from Brickell to Downtown Miami for lunch? Most Miamians dread the thought of catching the dreaded drawbridge, which opens every hour or half-hour during non-curfew hours to allow river traffic to pass under. So what’s...
by Sep Niakan | January 08, 2017
Last year’s headlines weren’t too kind to Miami with hurricanes, Zika warnings and falling sales painting a dark picture. However, with the elections finally done with, there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic about 2017: 1. ...
by Sep Niakan | December 28, 2016
We all know Wynwood as the friendly, hipster neighborhood splashed with the best street art in the world. It’s where we all go for our art fix, browse far-out finds and linger around for a couple of craft beers. But, how about shopping,...