• Port of Miami Tunnel.

Project Details

Description Transportation
Ports & Marine
Public-Private Partnerships (P3)
Location Miami-Dade county, FL
Owner Florida Department of Transportation, District Six
Client Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, Inc.


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Port of Miami Tunnel Feasibility Study

As part of the Owner’s Representative team, RS&H provided documentation and analysis necessary to confirm the need for constructing the Port of Miami Tunnel and related access improvements in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The study area extended from the western terminus of the MacArthur Causeway Bridge to the Port of Miami on Dodge Island.

The objective was to develop a cost-effective program to link the Port of Miami with the Interstate system, thereby improving the passenger and cargo movement to and from the port, alleviating traffic congestion and pollution in the Miami Central Business District, and facilitating the growth of the port while fostering positive socioeconomic impacts on the region. The study satisfied the requirements of the Federal Highway Administration, which qualified the project’s construction for federal funding.

We assisted in the preparation of the design-build criteria package for the selection of a concessionaire to design-build-finance-operate and maintain the tunnel as part of a public-private partnership. Our team was also involved in the presentation of the project to elected officials and stakeholders.

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