Future Projects/Studies

MDX SR 836 Southwest Extension

Description : This proposed project would provide a southwest extension of the SR 836/Dolphin Expressway from its current terminus at NW 137th Avenue, in the vicinity of NW 12th Street, to SW 136th Street or some point to the north. This new corridor is envisioned as a multi-modal limited access facility and the goal is to design a cross section that relieves traffic congestion within the area and provides a valid mobility option while providing an opportunity to limit urban expansion to the west. This would provide additional north-south connectivity and enhance mobility throughout the area and greater accessibility to major activity and employment centers.

Project Status : A Project Development & Environment Study is taking place to evaluate the potential social, natural and physical environmental impacts of the proposed project. Currently the Alternative Corridor Evaluation (ACE) phase will be completed in May 2016. The ACE identifies the most feasible corridor(s) to refine conceptual alignments and detailed environmental analysis. The public involvement program has included a kick off meeting with the adjacent community and one with elected officials and agencies; meetings with a Citizens Advisory Committee; and two Environmental Forums bringing together environmental interests, to discuss the process and findings of the study. There has also been multiple meetings and coordination with permitting agencies including the Corps of Engineering and the South Florida Water Management District.