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Henry E. Kinney Tunnel Rehabilitation and Tunnel Top Plaza Project

Financial Number: 439714-1-52-01 and 439714 -1-52-02429576-2-52-01

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

Virtual Public Workshop: Thursday, September 24, 2020

Projected Letting: May 2021

Start Date: Summer 2021

Completion Date: Winter 2023

Estimated Construction Cost: $26 million

Scope of Work:


  • Rehabilitation of the Henry E. Kinney Tunnel for structural, mechanical, electrical, architectural, and life safety:
    • Replace ventilation fans and improve flow
    • New LED tunnel lighting
    • Remove delaminated tiles
    • Repair ventilation buildings
    • Upgrade electrical equipment and generator
    • Replace stormwater pumps
    • Upgrade to bicycle friendly drainage grates
    • Install sensors for vehicle exhaust gases
    • Upgrade fire lines and equipment
    • Upgrade emergency signing and lighting
    • Pavement resurfacing
  • Install Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) from I-595 to north of Broward Boulevard
    • Dynamic Message Signs (DMS)
    • CCTV Cameras, including in the tunnel
    • Overheight vehicle sensors
    • Warning gates and signals at tunnel entrance
  • Upgrade signalized intersections with Adaptive Traffic Signal Control for enhanced mobility along the US-1 corridor


  • 117-foot extension of the tunnel top on the north side of Las Olas Boulevard to provide additional area for a new pedestrian plaza
  • Hardscape and landscape improvements in the new pedestrian plaza and in Laura Ward Riverwalk Plaza
    • Shade trees
    • Ground plantings and green areas
    • Planters
    • Irrigation
    • Decorative concrete sidewalks and walkways
    • Seat walls
    • Pedestrian and landscape lighting
    • Trash/Recycle receptacles and benches
    • Bollards
    • Pedestrian lighting
  • Reconstruction of the intersection of Las Olas Boulevard at SE 6th Avenue
    • Raised decorative concrete pavement
    • New mast arm signals and lighting
    • Raised concrete pedestrian crosswalks
    • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ramps
    • Intersection street lighting
    • Signing and Pavement Markings

Construction Impacts:

  • Construction for the rehabilitation of the Henry E. Kinney Tunnel and for the extension of the tunnel to the north for the new pedestrian plaza will require phased temporary closure of northbound or southbound SR 5/US-1/Federal Highway to safely maintain traffic in the area.
  • Periodic full closures of US-1 at the Henry E. Kinney Tunnel for the bridge work over US-1 for the pedestrian plaza. Vehicular and pedestrian traffic will be detoured.
  • Detours routes with proper signing will be set up during any closure of US-1. Lane closures along Las Olas Boulevard are expected for the reconstruction of the intersection of SE 6th Avenue.

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