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I-395 Reconstruction Project PAG Meeting January 23, 2013

Existing Conditions/Deficiencies
Safety and Operational Issues: poor horizontal and vertical geometry, lane continuity, etc. Entrances/Exits Ramps: undesirable left hand entrance/exit ramps Weaving: competing movements in a very short distance Access: poor access to and from I-395 Clearances: low clearance from local streets to I-395

Commitments
Roadway vertical clearance west of FEC should be a minimum of 19 feet and east of FEC a minimum of 25 feet. A minimum of 200 feet between the I-395 westbound bridge and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts (AACPA) will be provided. A minimum of 225 feet of column span length will be provided. The Department commits to providing a signature span design. The Department will provide aesthetics enhancements (e.g. landscaping) to help maximize the total integration of the project with the adjacent community. Reconnect NW 2nd Avenue .

Refinements to Alternative
Approved by FDOT D6 June 2012 Added additional thru lane in each direction from 2L to 3L. Eliminated most design exceptions and variations. Improved interchange at North Miami /NE 1st Aves. with I-395. Length of Aesthetic Pleasing Bridge is approximately 600 feet total length.

Begin Project End Project

Proposed Plan & Profile

METROMOVER

24.0

25.3

29.6

16.5

23.4

28.5

NW 3 AVE

NW 2 AVE

FEC RR

MIAMI AVE

NE 1 AVE

NE 2 AVE BISCAYNE BLVD

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Right-of-Way Plans
Total of 70 Fee Simple Parcels and 15 Permanent Easements required for project. Twenty-six parcels acquired to-date. Right-of-way funded thru FY 2015.

Visual Quality Process


Objectives: Balance Cost, Engineering, Architecture, Constructibility and Community Expectations Steps Taken:
Developed Corridor Character Received Input from TAC, PAG and Community Established Selection Criteria Developed Bridge Type Alternatives

Bridge/Structures Design
Main Span ~ 600 ft x 2 = 1,200 FT Main Span Length was optimized to manage total project construction cost Avoid curved alignment

Main Span Approaches ~ 8,000 ft Connectors & Ramps ~ 11,000ft

Main Span Designs


Fifteen different design concepts presented to TAC and PAG
TAC- FDOT District 6 and Central Office PAG- Major Stakeholders within project area

Based on five TAC and four PAG meetings held, the following four Designs have been recommended:
Infinity Arch Wishbone Arch Segmental Box Aesthetic Viaduct

Main Span : Infinity Arch


Challenges
Complicated construction sequence Will require additional phases to MOT

Overall Length
Suspended span approximately 690 ft.

Total Cost = $ 740,000,000


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Main Span : Wishbone Arch

Challenges
Arches erected separately Complicated foundation

Overall Length
Suspended span approximately 600 ft.

Total Cost = $ 673,000,000


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Main Span: Segmental Box


View: Aerial Looking Southeast

Main Span: Segmental Box


View: Northbound Biscayne Boulevard

Main Span : Segmental Box

Challenges
No Aesthetic Component for Main Span

Overall Length
Main Span 300 ft.

Total Cost = $ 559,000,000


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Main Span: Aesthetic Viaduct


View: Aerial Looking Southeast

Main Span: Aesthetic Viaduct


Eastbound I-395

Main Span: Aesthetic Viaduct


Southwest View

Main Span : Aesthetic Viaduct

Challenges
Fabrication of tower Maintaining cables taut over time

Overall Length
Main spans approximately 300 ft.

Total Cost = $ 604,000,000


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Overall Cost Comparison

Infinity Arch = Wishbone Arch = Segmental Box = Aesthetic Viaduct =

$740,000,000 $673,000,000 $559,000,000 $604,000,000

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Cross Section

Cross Section

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Pier Renderings
14th St NE

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Pier Renderings
14th St NE

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Schedule of Milestones
Survey: Completed Soil Testing: Completed Traffic Analysis: Completed Alignment: Completed Public Involvement: On-Going Draft Preliminary Plans: Submitted November 2012 Bridge Development Report (BDR) Visual Quality Manual (VQM) Various Component Sets Final Preliminary (15%) Plans: Late February 2013 Hold Public Meeting: April 2013 Issue Draft Request For Proposal (RFP): June 2013 Complete Right of Way Acquisition: Summer 2015
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I-395 Reconstruction

Visual Quality Manual

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