The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will begin a bascule bridge replacement project the week of May 20, 2019 along SR 968/SW 1 Street from SW 7 Avenue to SW 2 Avenue in the City of Miami. The good news is the new bridge construction will include an exclusive bicycle lane between SW 5 Avenue and SW 2 Avenue, plus a new riverwalk under the bridge. The bad news is the bridge is scheduled to be closed for 3 years!

Work To Be Performed
• Replacing the existing bascule bridge built in 1929
• Providing new bridge approach spans
• Providing a new bridge tender house
• Installing new seawalls along the Miami River
• Providing riverwalks under the new bridge
• Providing sidewalk connections to the bridge deck and Miami Greenway under the new bridge
• Relocating utilities
• Improving stormwater drainage and street lighting
• Reconstructing the roadway
• Installing an exclusive bicycle lane between SW 5 Avenue and SW 2 Avenue
• Updating sidewalks, curb ramps and crosswalks

During construction, the SW 1 Street bridge will be closed and a detour will be in place. Please join us at the public information meetings that will be held on Tuesday, April 23 and Wednesday, April 24 to learn more about the project.

Road Closure Information
• The SW 1 Street bridge over the Miami River will be closed throughout the life of the project.
• Commuters wishing to cross over the Miami River into Downtown Miami will be detoured to northbound SW 7 Avenue in order to use the West Flagler Street bridge.
• West Flagler Street will be converted to a two-way road between 7 Avenue and 2 Avenue.
• The roadway will be closed to through traffic along North River Drive and South River Drive when approaching SW 1 Street and a detour will be in place.
• Access will be maintained to all properties.