Construction begins on $55 million Port Everglades Bypass project

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Florida Construction News staff writer

Construction started on the Port Everglades Bypass Road, following a groundbreaking ceremony at the Broward County Convention Center Marshalling Yard in Fort Lauderdale.

The $55-million infrastructure project involves the construction of a bypass road. This road will serve several important purposes:

  • create a direct connection to the Broward County Convention Center
  • separate general use traffic from the traffic going to Port Everglades
  • reduce congestion on US-1 and SE 17th Street

The Port Everglades Bypass Road will have one lane in each direction and will include a 1300 ft elevated bypass road section exclusively for motor vehicles.

The project extends from the intersection of U.S. 1 and State Road 84 to the intersection of Eisenhower Boulevard and Southeast 20th Street.

“It really meets the need of the traveling public to provide alternate roads from State Road 84 to our new convention center,” said Trevor Fisher, Director of Public Works for Broward County.

The $55 million dollar project is funded by the state gas tax, Broward’s penny surtax, the enterprise fund through Port Everglades and a grant agreement between the Florida Department of Transportation and Broward County.

The expected completion date for the bypass road project is late November 2025.

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