I-395 Reconstruction Project PAG Meeting January 23, 2013

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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

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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 .

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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

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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

20.2’

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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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