The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has awarded the contract for the $56 million Golden Glades Multimodal Transportation Facility in Miami-Dade County to LEAD Engineering and Construction and partner Kaufman Lynn (KL) Construction.
The state-of-the-art park-and-ride hub will act as a gateway to Miami-Dade County and will unite several modes of transportation, including bicycles, cars, buses and the Tri-Rail.
“Kaufman Lynn Construction is ready to deliver a state-of-the-art facility with all the required infrastructure and systems,” says KL’s chief operating officer Chris Long.
“Our plan is focused around ensuring a positive and safe user experience whether it is by car, bus, taxi, carpool, Uber/Lyft or Tri-Rail. 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.”
The new multimodal facility will upgrade the aesthetics and functionality of the interchange, and will more efficiently accommodate pedestrians and travelers of all ages and abilities. The completed project will include 10,450 sq. ft. of retail space, a 4,500 sq. ft. transit hub, over 1,700 parking spots and 53 truck spaces, maintenance facility, truck wash, bicycle parking and lockers.
“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,” Mauricio Gonzalez, president and CEO of LEAD Engineering Contractors, said in a statement.