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CONSTRUCTION UPDATES

ADVISORY BULLETIN

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE – from September 18, 2017 – Sunday, October 1, 2017

Hurricane Irma cleanup is complete and some landscaping repairs are underway. The project was secure
and no major damages were encountered. Hurricane preparedness played a major role in avoiding
significant damages.
Simultaneous roadway reconstruction work along the north side of Miracle Mile, from Le Jeune Road to
Douglas Road will continue this week. Structural soil for tree root growth is being installed this week.
Paver installation will continue at blocks 100 north and 300 north (Le Jeune plaza). All work on the south
side of Miracle Mile is substantially complete with the exception of Le Jeune Plaza, sign installation,
striping, crosswalks, and final lift of asphalt.
Please note continuous daytime and nighttime road closures will be taking place over the next 2
months for the construction of crosswalks and the installation of pavers at these traffic areas. The
eastbound lanes from Galiano to Douglas Road will be temporarily closed Monday, September 25, 2017
from 4:00am until 7:00am Friday, September 29, 2017. Paver installation will take place at all three
crosswalks on the street. Additional closures include northbound Salzedo from 10:00pm Wednesday,
September 20, 2017 to 7:00am Thursday, September 21, 2017. All closures will have appropriate signs
and detours.

MIRACLE MILE CONSTRUCTION – from September 18, 2017 to October 1, 2017

Block 300

  • South Side Substantially complete. Sidewalk is open to pedestrians and the valet parking station
    has been staged. Work at the Le Jeune Plaza was delayed by Hurricane Irma and will resume next
    week with pole installation for the lighting system.
  • North Side Paver installation is ongoing at the plaza. Construction of hurricane curb has started
    west of the mid-block and will impact 3 businesses. Access to stores will be provided at all times.

Block 200

  • North Side –Irrigation completed this week and will be followed by foundations for benches.

Block 100

  • North Side – Paver installation to continue this week at storefronts. Access to all stores will be
    maintained via a temporary bridge or ramp.

Block 000

  • South Side – Substantially complete. Sidewalk is open to pedestrians and the valet parking station
    has been staged.
  • North Side – Backfilling with structural soil for tree root growth has started and will continue this
    week. Oak tree installation to follow early October.

GIRALDA AVENUE CONSTRUCTION – from September 18, 2017 to October 1, 2017

Paver installation complete. Electrical fixtures to be completed this week. The street is closed to vehicular
traffic; however, pedestrian access to the businesses will be maintained at all times for the duration of
construction. Water barriers have been installed in order to separate the work zone from pedestrian traffic.
Temporary crossings have been installed and will be relocated as construction continues.

IMPORTANT GIRALDA NEWS:

The City of Coral Gables Commission voted to close Giralda
Plaza to cars as a pilot project for a two-year period, as requested by the majority of businesses and
property owners on the street.

OUTDOOR DINING:

The City Commission has approved a Sidewalk Cafe Plan for Miracle Mile and Giralda Plaza,
incorporating many of the requests made by merchants at the meeting.
The new application/form is now available on the Planning & Zoning Department’s webpage,
www.coralgables.com. For more information, please contact the Department at 305-460- 5211 or at
planning@coralgables.com.

PARKING VOUCHERS
The City of Coral Gables has made parking vouchers for public parking garages available to merchants
for the use of their customers. The vouchers were provided to the Business Improvement District (BID)
for distribution to businesses being directly impacted by construction. Please call the BID at
305-569- 0311 to pick up or ask for additional vouchers.

GIRALDA AVENUE VALET PARKING VOUCHERS
In addition to the parking vouchers provided to merchants for nearby garages, Giralda's Restaurant Row
is also offering free valet. In partnership with the City, Restaurant Row merchants on the 100 block of
Giralda Avenue may provide complimentary valet vouchers to their customers, at their discretion.
Merchants requiring additional vouchers should contact the Parking Department at
parking@coralgables.com or 305-460- 5541.
A valet station is now operating at the northeast corner of Ponce de Leon Boulevard and Giralda Avenue
for lunch (11a.m. – 5 p.m.) and dinner (6 p.m. – 12 a.m.) Monday to Saturday. There is another station on
the west side of Galiano Street between Giralda Avenue and Aragon Avenue operating for lunch (11a.m.
– 4 p.m.) and dinner (6 – 11 p.m.) Monday to Saturday. The valet station will remain open until midnight
on Friday and Saturday.

NEW WATER MAIN ALONG MIRACLE MILE FROM SW 37 TO 42 AVENUES

Project Information / Schedule
The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) has embarked
on a capital improvement project that will make necessary upgrades to
the water and sewer infrastructure. All water connections along Miracle
Mile (on the north side of the median), from SW 37 to 42 Avenues, have
been completed at the intersections. WASD is currently performing
punch list work.

STAY IN TOUCH
Please remember to visit the Gables Streetscape website for the latest up-to- date information on
construction and programming, www.gablesstreetscape.com. Have questions or concerns? Please call the
Construction Information Hotline at 786-444- 6383 or contact Veronica Paredes, Public Information
Officer at 305-445- 2900 / veronica.paredes@stantec.com or Roberto Gutierrez at 305-445- 2900 /
Roberto.Gutierrez@Stantec.com.
*The construction schedule is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances and/or weather
conditions. Access to businesses will be maintained at all times.

If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact:

Streetscape Project Contact:
Public Information Officer
Veronica Paredes
901 Ponce De Leon Boulevard, Suite 900
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Telephone: (305) 445-2900
veronica.paredes@stantec.com

Click here to read the current Streetscape Weekly Bulletin

Capital Improvement Fact Sheet

Construction Archives 2016


CONSTRUCTION PHOTOS

PLAN SEQUENCING AND SCHEDULE

Miracle Mile
Red – Phase 1 Starts July 2016 Substantial Completion April 2017
Blue – Phase 2 Starts August 2016 Substantial Completion March 2017
Yellow – Phase 3 Starts January 2017 Substantial Completion July 2017
Green – Phase 4 Starts January 2017 Substantial Completion August 2017
Pink – Phase 5 Starts April 2017 Substantial Completion August 2017
Grey – Phase 6 Starts May 2017 Substantial Completion November 2017
Aqua – Phase 7 Start April 2017 Substantial Completion October 2017
Black – Phase 8 Starts June 2017 Substantial Completion January 2018

Giralda Avenue
Red – Phase A Starts August 2016 Substantial Completion April 2017
Orange – Phase B Starts August 2016 Substantial Completion May 2017
Purple – Phase B2 Starts August 2016 Substantial Completion July 2017

This schedule may change due to inclement weather and/or any other unforeseen circumstances. Please drive cautiously and obey all signs in construction zones.

PROGRESS SCHEDULE

PARKING

PARKING VOUCHERS FOR MIRACLE MILE & GIRALDA AVENUE
Shop at unique boutiques, enjoy international cuisines and all the culture Miracle Mile has to offer without worrying about parking. The City of Coral Gables has provided merchants on Miracle Mile customer parking vouchers for municipal garages. If you are a merchant in need of additional vouchers, please contact the Business Improvement District (BID) at 305-569-0311.

FREE VALET VOUCHERS FOR GIRALDA AVENUE
Giralda’s Restaurant Row is also offering Free Valet. The City has also provided Restaurant Row merchants on the 100 block of Giralda Avenue complimentary valet vouchers to distribute at their discretion. If you are a merchant on Restaurant Row in need of additional vouchers, contact the Parking Department at 305-460-5541.

VALET STATIONS
A valet station is now operating at the northeast corner of Ponce de Leon Boulevard and Giralda Avenue for lunch (11a.m. – 5 p.m.) and dinner (6 p.m. – 12 a.m.) Monday to Saturday. There is another station on the west side of Galiano Street between Giralda Avenue and Aragon Avenue operating for lunch (11a.m. – 4 p.m.) and dinner (6 – 11 p.m.) Monday to Saturday. The valet station will remain open until midnight on Friday and Saturday.

If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact:

Parking Director Contact :

Parking Director, Kevin Kinney, can supply you with more information: kkinney@coralgables.com / 305-460-5541

 

NEWS UPDATES/HAPPENINGS AROUND TOWN

GIRALDA PLAZA GRAND OPENING

Friday, September 15th, 7-11p.m.

The Business Improvement District of Coral Gables and The City of Coral Gables are officially unveiling the new pedestrian promenade on Giralda Plaza!

Be there to kick off the momentous celebration with live music, a ribbon-cutting ceremony, a special performance and watch the Plaza come alive. Dine al fresco at world-class eateries and visit the local shops along the way. Enjoy live beats by The Sh-Booms, Jacob Jeffries, and the one and only Spam Allstars.

Freebee

Grab a quick ride around Downtown Coral Gables thanks to a new partnership between the City of Coral Gables and Freebee, a green transportation service now offering free door-to-door rides around your favorite destinations. It’s a fun and convenient way to get around the Streetscape construction and get Downtown customers to where they need to go, fast and stress-free. Friendly drivers in sleek electric vehicles will be on the street every day from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. All you need to do is request this service on your smartphone through the Ride Freebee App. Come experience this new service as we continue to “Build Beautiful.”
We encourage all merchants to promote the use of Freebee to their patrons as an additional transportation service. For more information on Freebee, visit www.ridefreebee.com.

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Construction Contact Information

Public Information Officer
Veronica Paredes, STANTEC
901 Ponce De Leon Boulevard, Suite 900
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Telephone: (305) 445-2900
Email: veronica.paredes@stantec.com

Parking Director
Kevin Kinney

Telephone:305-460-5541
Email:kkinney@coralgables.com

General Manager
Andres Diaz PE, Ric-Man International, Inc

Telephone:786-717-7700

Project Manager
Guillermo Yunez, Ric-Man International, Inc

Telephone: 786-717-7700

Superintendent
Michael Jankowski, Ric-Man International, Inc

Telephone: 786-717-7700

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This project is supported by the Building Better Communities bond program and the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners of Miami-Dade County.

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