Construction of the Port Miami Tunnel began in 2010, with Ferrovial Services establishing full responsibility for O&M services in 2014, after providing maintainability analyses during the design and construction phases. The Port Miami Tunnel consists of two parallel, 4,200 ft. long undersea bores with five cross passages strategically located throughout the tunnel for emergency evacuation scenarios. The approximate span of the tunnel is two miles, with each of the two tunnels measuring just less than one mile in length.
The tunnel, which runs beneath the main shipping channel in Biscayne Bay, provides a vehicular connection between Watson Island and Dodge Island, and direct access to Port Miami. The tunnel connects Miami’s cargo and cruise port with the interstate highway system, relieving congestion in the area. The port is Miami’s second largest economic generator.
Ferrovial Services delivers 24/7/365 O&M and asset rehabilitation services for all tunnel assets. Our services include all routine, preventive, and rehabilitative maintenance, as well as complete operations of the tunnel and approaches, equipment maintenance, incident response, capital upgrades.
Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) systems maintained by our team include Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV), metering lights, video incident detection, linear heat detection, deluge systems, and ventilation. We also maintain a customer relations unit who is responsible for managing the customer call center, website, and social media platforms.
We have 37 staff currently assigned to this project.
- Project: PORT OF MIAMI TUNNEL
- Location: Miami, USA
- Start operations: 2014