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Henry E. Kinney Tunnel Improvements and Pedestrian Plaza Project

Financial Number: 439714-1-52-01 & 439714-1-52-02

Project Length: 3.14 miles

Project Limits: SR 5/ US-1 from SR 862/I-595 to north of SR 842/Broward Boulevard

Start Date: September 7, 2021

Completion Date: Summer 2024

Contractor: Lead Engineering Contractors

Estimated Construction Cost: $28.4 million

Scope of Work:
Project improvements include rehabilitating the structural, mechanical, electrical, architectural, and life safety components of the Henry E. Kinney Tunnel; milling and resurfacing SR 5/ US-1 from Rio Vista Boulevard to south of the Tunnel; installing Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) along SR 5/ US-1; extending the tunnel top to accommodate a pedestrian plaza which will include new fountains, seating facilities, re-designed brick pavers, artificial turf and landscape installation, and reconstructing the intersection of Las Olas Boulevard at SE 6th Avenue.

Documents:

PDF IconHEK Tunnel Las Olas Full Closure May 20

PDF IconSE 6th Ave Rio Vista Loopand East Ave Closure May 21

PDF IconProject Flyer

Point of Contact:

"Para información y preguntas en Español, por favor llame al (954) 777-4302."

 

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Project Photos

Pre-Construction

During Construction

New vehicle detection devices on US 1   February 2024 Brackets and supports for the proposed rain screen along the HEK tunnel walls   February 2024 Rigid conduits and conductors inside the south vent building   February 2024.jpg (2)
Rigid conduits and conductors inside the south vent building   February 2024 Proposed traffic signal vehicle detection installation   March 2024 Rain screen installation along the northbound HEK Tunnel east wall   March 2024 ITS fiber optic cables from 595 towards HEK Tunnel, along US 1   March 2024
ITS devices along US 1   March 2024Installed proposed warning gates for the HEK Tunnel   April 2024Demolished existing traffic separtor & placed formwork for proposed traffic sepator located on median on US  1 (south of HEK Tunnel)   April 2024 (2)Installed proposed ITS Load Centers   April 2024
Poured concrete for sidewalk along US 1 northbound & southbound   April 2024Demolished existing traffic separtor & placed formwork for proposed traffic sepator located on median on US  1 (south of HEK Tunnel)   April 2024Installed all the rainscreen panels on the HEK Northbound chamber   April 2024 (2)Installed conduits and pulled conductors for the devices inside the South Vent Bulding   April 2024
Installed all the proposed device components for the ITS cabinets   April 2024Installed all the rainscreen panels on the HEK Northbound chamber   April 2024Installed conduits, conductors, and enclosures in the North Pump Room   April 2024Pulled proposed conductors for the ITS cabinets and components   April 2024

Proposed Final Renderings

 

 




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