Lead Engineering Contractors will complete Henry E. Kinney Tunel improvements by end of 2022


Construction of the Henry E. Kinney Tunnel improvements and Pedestrian Plaza project is on track to be completed in late 2022, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) said in a recent update.

Lead Engineering Contractors started work on the 3.14 mile stretch in September 2021.

The $28.4 million project is partially sponsored by the City of Fort Lauderdale and will construct the signature tunnel top extension portion and improve the existing plaza; a total of $11 million was allocated for the extension.

The overall project, which will continue until late 2023, includes:

  • rehabilitating the structural, mechanical, electrical, architectural, and safety components of the Henry E. Kinney Tunnel
  • milling and resurfacing SR 5/ US-1 from Rio Vista Boulevard to the 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 brick pavers, artificial turf, and landscape installation
  • reconstructing the intersection of Las Olas Boulevard at SE 6th Avenue


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