News Clips


8/11;14:  Tunnel Time Lapse

8/3/14:  American Shipper  BREAKING NEWS: PortMiami tunnel open

A new tunnel to PortMiami that is projected to eliminate 1 million truck trips per year from downtown streets will open on Sunday at 10 a.m. 

8/3/14:  CBS 4 After Months Of Delays PortMiami Tunnel Finally Open

8/3/14:  Diario Las Américas  Por fin abre el Túnel de Miami

Cálculos preliminares estiman que unos 16.000 vehículos circularán por el túnel diariamente, aliviando el flujo de transporte pesado por arterias del centro de la ciudad

8/3/14:  Journal of Commerce  Miami port tunnel connection opening imminent

8/3/14:  Local 10  PortMiami Tunnel now open


8/3/14:  PortMiami tunnel opens to traffic

$1 billion Port Miami tunnel opens day earlier than anticipated

 8/3/14:  Miami Diario  Túnel al Puerto de Miami recibe a carros, motos y camiones

Con el túnel los camiones de carga pueden evitar el downtown, entrando por las autopistas del área como la I-95 y la carretera estatal 836.

8/3/14:  The Miami Herald  Traffic sailing through long-awaited PortMiami tunnel

Trucks, cars, SUVs and motorcycles flowed through the long-awaited PortMiami tunnel on Sunday, finally open to traffic after a two-month construction delay 

8/3/14:  Sun-Sentinel  PortMiami tunnel finally opens to traffic,0,6675529.story

After a ceremonial caravan led by Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski on his Harley, trucks, cars, SUVs and motorcycles flowed through the long-awaited PortMiami tunnel on Sunday, finally open to traffic after a two-month construction delay.

8/3/14:  YouTube Mayor Carlos Gimenez talks about PortMiami tunnel

8/3/14:  NBC 6 PortMiami Tunnel Opens After 3 Months of Delays

Open and toll-free, the tunnel connects the airport and interstate highway to and from PortMiami.

8/3/14:  Univision 23 Al fin, abre el Túnel de Miami

8/3/14:  WSVN 7 PortMiami Tunnel opens after nearly 3-month delay

After an 11-week delay, PortMiami's billion-dollar tunnel is finally open to motorists, and the brand-new structure is being hailed by county officials as a milestone for South Florida.

8/4/14:  WLRN PortMiami Tunnel Is Now Open To Drivers

The PortMiami tunnel opened Sunday after months of delays

8/3/14:  South Florida Business Journal  PortMiami tunnel opens for traffic

After decades of planning and four years of construction, the PortMiami tunnel is open for traffic.

JULY 2014

7/30/14: Delayed Miami Port Tunnel to Open - Miami Herald 

7/16/14: Video, PortMiami Tunnel Possibly Opening In August:

7/16/14: Video, PortMiami Tunnel set to open soon

7/16/14:  Video, Repairs underway for PortMiami Tunnel:

JUNE 2014

6/19/14:  Video, Fans, Drainage Issues Delay PortMiami Tunnel Opening:

6/18/14:  Video, Con múltiples fallas el túnel del Puerto de Miami:

6/18/14:  Video, Jet fans, bolts cause delay to PortMiami tunnel public opening:

 6/18/14:  Video, PortMiami tunnel opening delayed  

6/18/14:  Video, Ventiladores defectuosos vuelven a demorar la apertura del túnel de Miami:

MAY 2014



5/1/14:  Video, Black Tape Over Miami Signs Signals Good Times Ahead:Video,

5/9/14:  Video, Sunshine Economy: Going Through The Miami Tunnel:



APRIL 2014

4/8/14:  Video, Final $172 million approved for PortMiami tunnel construction:


2/28/14:  Audio, Lieutenant Governor Visits PortMiami For Update On Tunnel Progress:

2/21/14:  New Times


1/16/14:  Video, PortMiami tunnel 104 days from completion

1/8/14:  Video, PortMiami Tunnel Set to Open in May:


12/4/13:  ALERTA VERDE - Telemundo


10/8/13:  Video, Bloomberg on PortMiami tunnel:

AUGUST 2013 

8/26/13:  Slideshow, video; Exclusive: Inside The Port Of Miami Tunnel Project:

8/5/13:  Slideshow, Take a tour of the PortMiami tunnel

8/5/13:  Video, Take a tour of the PortMiami tunnel

JULY 2013

7/22/13:  Channel 10  Video, Shippers, Storage Companies prepare for PortMiami Boom

MAY 2013

5/6/13:  USA Today - Drilling of Port of Miami tunnel completed

5/6/13: Local CBS 6 - Harriet Reaches End of Line in PortMiami Tunnel Digging Project

5/6/13:  South Florida Business Journal

5/6/13:  Local Channel 10 - Workers Finish Drilling PortMiami Tunnel Monday

5/6/13:  Miami Herald - PortMiami Tunnel Digging Reaches End of the Line

5/6/13:  NBC Miami - Miami Tunnel Boring Machine, “Harriet,” Breaks Through on Watson Island

5/6/13:  Univision 23 - Excavación del Puerto de Miami llega a su fin

JULY 2012

07-31-12:  Miami Herald

07-31-12:  CBS 4 Miami

07-31-12:  NBC 6 Miami

07-31-12:  Local 10

07-31-12:  Univision

07-31-12:  ENR


02-07-12  Miami Herald - Underground: A Voyage to the Center of the Port Tunnel:


WINTER 2011 EDITION - Florida Transportation Builder Association Publication - Taking Your Breath Away Port of Miami Tunnel Project 

MARCH 2011

03-07-2011 Strong Foundation

03-03-2011 Recall Election Impacting Businesses

03-02-2011 Governments Consider Controversial Building Deals


02-28-2011 Fostering Tomorrow's Engineers

02-17-2011 No Regrets, Mayor Carlos Alvarez Says in State of the County Address

02-10-2011 Miami's Airport and Seaport Show Growth


01-26-2011 Steps Aim to Minimize Port Tunnel Work Jams 

01-25-2011 Missing Link: U.S. Nod to Deeper Port

01-24-2011 Port of Miami Cruise Traffic Up 20 Percent in 2010


12-27-2010 The Top 10 Business Stories from 2010

12-22-2010 Defining Moments of the Past Decade

12-21-2010 Bond Buyer Names Port of Miami Tunnel Deal of the Year

12-13-2010 Building a better system for funding new infrastructure 

12-02-2010 Bonding for port tunnel coming together

12-02-2010 Expo draws hundreds of contractors seeking work on Port of Miami Tunnel Project


11-29-2010 Port Tunnel Project Holding Job Fair

11-17-2010 Tunnel Project's Operation 305 Shows Locals Love

11-16-2010 Contracting Opportunities Available for New Port Tunnel

11-11-2010  MacArthur Causeway traffic shift delayed until Wednesday

11-08-2010  Roadwork will disrupt some Miami Beach-bound traffic

11-01-2010  Port Tunnel Project Creates S. Florida Jobs

11-01-2010  Help Wanted Sign Out at Port Tunnel


10-28-2010  Two-step plan geared to totally replace I-395

10-28-2010  First redevelopment agency bonds slowing port tunnel funds

10-25-2010  Battle brews over historic Watson Island seaplane site

10-21-2010  Port of Miami security agencies confident as cargo gains anticipated

10-21-2010  Tunnel digging team redirects traffic, holds supplier and contractor

10-21-2010  Heavy lifting- Port of Miami looks to add two more cargo cranes

10-21-2010  Miami to get tracks to port

10-16-2010  How Many People Have Understood the Tunnel Project

10-15-2010  Port of Miami to get $22 mil DOT grant

10-15-2010  Port of Miami gets 22M stimulus grant

10-14-2010  FYI Miami-TUNNEL STUDY

10-11-2010  Fed Easing No Long Term Fix for Structural Unemployment


9-30-2010  Planning, districting changes dominate 'Candidates Night'

9-24-2010  Is build finance right for North American government

9-24-2010  Trains Ready to Rumble Through Miami

9-24-2010  Has US PPP reached boiling point

9-20-2010  Stimulus funds slowing for some in region

9-16-2010  Slowdown on the public-private express

9-15-2010  Port of Miami billion dollar tunnel project underway

9-15-2010  Commissioners digging deeper into port tunnel hiring efforts

9-4-2010  Hundreds seek jobs with port tunnel project

9-2-2010  Port of Miami Tunnel Digging Up Local Jobs


8-25-2010  Port rail could save fuel if it hauls both rigs, cargo

8-21-2010  Port of Miami puts rail project on fast track

8-20-2010  Lane closures start Sunday on MacArthur Causeway

8-16-2010  Legislators seek private sector's help with transportation

8-13-2010  South Florida ports seek more trade with Brazil

8-11-2010  Miami-Dade Commissioner Dorrin D. Rolle faces under funded foes

8-5-2010  Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce flight to Washington may bring funds back for high speed rail, Port of Miami dredge

JULY 2010

7-21-2010  Association update Innovative financing helps - but funding still needed

7-20-2010  Boosters have dream planned for Miami Beach Convention Center

7-8-2010  Port of Miami tunnel project is indeed a big bore

7-2-2010  Port of Miami Tunnel gets underway

JUNE 2010

6-23-2010  Drilling a Highway 99 tunnel thrills industry pros

6-21-2010  FDOT To Meet With Residents Over Tunnel Traffic

6-16-2010  Tunnel Project a Cause for Concern Near Causeway

6-15-2010  Governor Crist Applauds Start Of Construction Of Port Of Miami Tunnel Project

6-11-2010  Work on the Port of Miami tunnel gets under way

6-11-2010  Official Groundbreaking For Port Of Miami Tunnel

6-11-2010  Ground Broken On Port Of Miami Tunnel Project

6-11-2010   FDT Deems Port Tunnel Really Sexy

6-10-2010  Tunnel Vision

6-10-2010  Leaders turn desires to port dredging as needing tie-in with tunnels impact

6-4-2010  Work begins on Port of Miami tunnel project

6-3-2010  FDOT alumna Alice N. Bravo has changed her gears to steer Miami?s Department of Capital Improvements

MAY 2010

5-27-2010  Rail link upgrade vital to keep port competitive, director says

5-24-2010  Dig This Port of Miami Tunnel Construction Begins

5-24-2010  Construction Starts On Controversial Port Tunnel

5-24-2010  Port of Miami tunnel construction set to begin

5-23-2010  Construction Begins Monday On Port Of Miami Tunnel

5-21-2010  Work set to begin Monday on Port of Miami tunnel

5-21-2010  Trabajos del tu?nel de Miami comenzari?an la pro?xima semana

5-21-2010  Miami Beach businesses worry over port tunnel project

5-20-2010  Port tunnel back on track; work may begin Monday

5-13-2010  Beachs tunnel vision starting at seaport called deal breaker

5-13-2010  Miami Beach officials raise new concerns over port tunnel traffic issues

5-10-2010  Miami Beach Commission to debate port tunnel, living wage and short-term rentals

5-8-2010   Local Perspectives

5-7-2010  Road Work Ahead-Port of Miami Tunnel Project

5-5-2010  Construction Plans Challenged