Demolition Work Begins on I-395 Bridge in Miami

Jan. 22, 2024
Officials said crews should have the old 395 bridge down by the summer

On Friday, crews were doing pre-demolition work along a closed section of Interstate 395 in Miami to get ready for the years long project.

“Nearby residents and businesses can expect higher-than-normal noise levels,” said Oscar Gonzalez with the I-395/SR 836/I-95 Design-Build Project. “The contractor will be taking mitigating steps to keep the dust from the demolition process down.”

Monday, Jan. 22, is when crews will start to breakdown and take down the old bridge.

“The removal of the bridge, it spans from Northeast First Avenue, all the way to west of Northwest Third Avenue,” said Gonzalez. “It’s going to be done in sections.”

Crews will start the demolition in a section of I-395 westbound near the Biscayne Boulevard exit on Monday.

The demolition is part of the ongoing construction project that will upgrade the 395, State Road 836 and sections of I-95.

“It’s going to change the Miami skyline. It’s going to bring major benefits to our residents, our visitors, the commuters, higher capacity, enhancing safety and access,” said Gonzalez.

As the full project continues on, with an expected finish date in late 2027, officials shared a friendly reminder with the public.

“For safety reasons, it is important for drivers and pedestrians to obey all detour signs and not to try to go inside of the closed roadways,” said Gonzalez.

Traffic flow on I-395 will stay as it currently is. However, the roads underneath will be shut down at times, and that is going to change day by day.

Officials said crews should have the old 395 bridge down by the summer.



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