FDOT Community Meetings on Drawbridge Reconstruction Project

Published on April 18, 2019

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(Miami, FL - April 18, 2019) - City of Miami residents and community members - especially those in the Downtown and East Little Havana neighborhoods - are invited to attend either of two FDOT community information meetings next week, where they can learn more about the upcoming, multi-year project to replace the existing SW 1st Street drawbridge. Construction is scheduled to begin the week of May 20th. 

The existing bridge, which was built 90 years ago, connects Downtown Miami and East Little Havana. Construction of the new replacement bridge will take approximately three years to complete, and FDOT representatives will host two community meetings next week to share information about the project, including:

  • The project plan and timeline
  • Traffic detours that will be put in place to maintain traffic flow during project construction
  • Benefits of replacing the existing SW 1st Street drawbridge with a new one

Those unable to attend next week's FDOT community meetings can learn more about the SW 1st Street drawbridge project by visiting the following website: http://www.fdotmiamidade.com/current-projects/south-miami-dade/sr-968sw-1-st-bascule-bridge-replacement-1.html

Full meeting details follow below.


WHO:         Florida Department of Transportation representatives
                   Local residents and community members     

WHAT:        Community meetings regarding the multiyear SW 1st Avenue drawbridge replacement project 

WHEN/WHEN:       Meeting 1: Downtown Miami
                               Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.         
                               Miami-Dade County Main Library         
                               101 W Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33130 

                               Meeting 2: East Little Havana
                               Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m
                               Miami-Dade County Hispanic Branch Library
                               1398 SW 1st Street, Miami, FL 33135 

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