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FDOT awards $56M contract for Miami-Dade transit facility

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The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) awarded a $56 million construction contract for a transportation facility near the Golden Glades Interchange in Miami-Dade County to LEAD Engineering Contractors and Kaufman Lynn Construction.

The Golden Glades Multimodal Transportation Facility would have 10,450 square feet of retail, 1,700 parking spaces, 53 truck spaces and a 4,500-square-foot transit hub. There would also be a maintenance facility, truck wash, bicycle parking and lockers.

The plan is to help commuters transition between cars, buses, bicycles and the Tri-Rail station to the west.

“Kaufman Lynn Construction is ready to deliver a state-of-the-art facility with all the required infrastructure and systems,” said Chris Long, COO of Delray Beach-based Kaufman Lynn. “Our plan is focused around ensuring a positive and safe user experience …. We also understand the challenges of keeping the facility operational during construction and Kaufman Lynn is committed to working with LEAD and all the stakeholders for the successful completion of this important FDOT project.”

It would be located just southwest of where Interstate 95 meets the Florida’s Turnpike, U.S. 441 and State Road 826. The project would rise along what’s currently an FDOT park-and-ride lot.

FDOT plans to start construction this fall and complete the project in early 2020.

“The LEAD team looks forward to working with FDOT, Miami-Dade Transportation and Public Works, Kaufman Lynn Construction and all other stakeholders on this exciting project to deliver a state-of-the-art multimodal transportation facility with all the required infrastructure and systems to service our community at its gateway, the Golden Glades Interchange,” said Mauricio Gonzalez, president and CEO of Miami-based LEAD.

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