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I-595 Corridor

Miami, USA

This huge complex project is the first Public-Private Partnership in the State of Florida and the largest project in the history of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). This 10.5-mile design/build project is financed with variable toll rates. It includes the reconstruction and widening of I-595 and SR-84, construction of three reversible express (Toll/Managed) lanes on the I-595 median, reconstruction and widening of 2.8 miles of Florida’s Turnpike, 53 new bridges (90,000 m2 969,000 SF of new deck), bridge and interchange reconstruction, seven braided ramps to avoid traffic weaving, twenty-nine entrance and exit ramps, 16,000 linear feet of bulkhead for the widening of SR-84 along the NNR Canal, and thirteen sound barrier walls.

One of the challenges in the project was the capacity improvement without affection to the existing traffic (more than 180.000 veh/day), without modifying the number of lanes and the speed of the corridor.

Eight interim milestones have been accomplished ahead of schedule and one of them, the final configuration of the SR84 WB opened to traffic by the end of 2011, more than one year in advance.

Facts of the project
17 km widening and improving
1 express platform of 3 lanes, reversible if needed
Managing over 180.000 vehicles with minimum disruption