Miami is getting a new open-air attraction that will make your weekends better. According to Miami Today, the Miami city commissioners have approved the construction for a lighted park underneath I-395.
This new development will have 30-acre of public open space and it will be a massive project along I-395/State Road 836 between Northwest Third Avenue and Biscayne Bay. The I-395 Heritage Trail/Signature Bridge Underdeck Project is expected to feature an amphitheater with lighting and murals, a fountain square, public art, a Heritage Trail with enhanced pavement, a Caribbean Heritage Plaza, and a pedestrian bridge.
The great thing about this project is that it will improve mobility and safety in the surrounding areas. There will also be a multi-purpose plaza with planters and canopy trees perfect for outdoor events. The Underdeck will also feature a double-deck stretch to handle local traffic on the ground and Miami Beach-bound traffic on the upper level.
Imagine taking a walk through the lighted pavement at night or jogging during your marathon training. This project is planning to connect the Downton, Overtown, Omni, and Edgewater neighborhood.
According to Miami Today, this project is funded by the state transportation department and the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority and it will cost a whopping amount of $802 million.
This project will beautify the city and give pedestrians a great place to stroll around town. No official date for completion has been announced.