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Miami Port tunnel finally opens

The Port Miami tunnel, a project that has been 30 years in development, was finally completed last month. 

The $1bn (£600M) project was built by Miami Access Tunnel, a partnership between Bouygues Travaux Publics of France — a subsidiary of Bouygues Construction — and Meridiam Infrastructure of Luxembourg.

The tunnel has been constructed using a design-build-finance-maintain-operate model.

ArquitectonicaGEO was design architect and landscape architect for support buildings, tunnel entrance structures, tunnel interior finishes and landscaping of tunnel approach roads and support-building campus areas at both ends of the tunnel.

The project includes twin 1.3km-long and 13m diameter tunnels below Miami’s Government Cut shipping channel, connecting Port Miami on Dodge Island with route I-395 via the MacArthur Causeway. There are also just over 100m of approach roads at either end of the tunnel.

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