PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The Miracle Mile and Giralda Avenue Streetscape project is underway. The goal of the project is to enhance the economic vitality of the Downtown Coral Gables district by transforming some of the City’s main commercial streets, Miracle Mile and Giralda Avenue. The improvements are intended to provide a cohesive pedestrian-friendly experience with garden areas, outdoor dining, improved lighting, way finding, public art and more.

PROJECT LIMITS

The Miracle Mile improvements will be executed from the eastern side at Douglas Road (SW 37th Ave) to the western end at LeJuene Road (SW 42nd Ave). The Giralda Avenue improvements begin at Galiano Street on the east to Ponce de Leon Boulevard on the west.

Project Brochure

Community Awareness Program Contact Log for Miracle Mile

Community Awareness Contact Log (Giralda Avenue)

CONSTRUCTION UPDATES

The following construction schedule is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances and/or weather conditions. Access to businesses will be maintained at all times.

We’re excited to share with you all of the streetscape construction components that have been completed this week.

  • Business continuity and parking wayfinding signs have been installed.
  • Electrical work from Salzedo street to Galiano Street has been completed with the installation of the underground electrical conduits in the 100 and 200 blocks.
  • Root pruning- Phase 4 root barrier and structural soil placement has been completed.
  • Unhealthy Sable Palm and Pink Tabebuia have been removed in the 00 & 300 block on the south side.

While the project has encountered a couple of early obstacles, not atypical for projects of this scale and complexity, the construction schedule is being revised as a result and we hope to be able to share something with you in our next bulletin. The City remains absolutely committed to fast tracking this project to minimize disruption and to pick up the time lost, and have placed one of our employees at the jobsite to ensure coordination.

In addition, the City and its partners are also investing in a number of marketing initiatives, including business continuity and parking wayfinding signs, advertising, and events that will help to keep and attract customers to our Downtown in support of our merchants. The City has also committed to helping in other ways, such as providing parking vouchers to our merchants, expanding trolley service, providing greater flexibility on business signage and other regulations, waiving several City fees, and other ideas.

The City is committed to this important project, and is putting as many resources behind it as we can to, complete it on time, and minimize the disruptions to our business community as much as possible.

Water Main and Water Service Replacements

Giralda Avenue

The Water Main and Water Service (WASD) replacement work being performed by Miami-Dade Water & Sewer Department began on May 9, 2016. The actual construction work was completed by the week June 30, 2016. The Miami-Dade County Water & Sewer Department has completed the water main and water meter installation along Giralda Avenue including the extra work at the Galiano Street intersection. Miami-Dade County Water & Sewer is awaiting final approval from Florida Department of Health.  The final tie-in of the water main should be completed next week or the following depending on the final approval by Florida Department of Health.

Roadway Reconstruction on Miracle Mile East-Bound Lanes (South Side of Median)

The roadway reconstruction on Miracle Mile, east-bound lanes, is scheduled to commence on July 5, 2016 from 10:00 pm to 7:00 am. The work will require an eight weeks closure of the 2 east bound lanes on the south side of the median from Lejeune Road to Douglas Road. All eastbound traffic will be detoured to Andalusia Avenue during this time.

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

Streetscape Project Contact:
Public Information Officer
Sandra Hodge, STANTEC
901 Ponce De Leon Boulevard, Suite 901
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Telephone: 786-444-6383
Email: Sandra.hodge@stantec.com


Advisory Bulletin June 20 – Miracle Mile Roadway Reconstruction

Advisory Bulletin June 2 – Saturday Work

Giralda Avenue Water Main Replacement – Advisory Bulletin,  May 21, 2016 Saturday Work

Giralda Avenue Water Main Replacement – Advisory Bulletin, April 26, 2016

Giralda Avenue Water Main Replacement – Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department, April 25, 2016

CONSTRUCTION PHOTOS

CONSTRUCTION UPDATES

Giralda Avenue Construction
Wednesday, August 17, 2017
The roadway reconstruction and drainage work for Giralda Avenue from Ponce de Leon Boulevard to Galiano Street will resume on Wednesday, August 17th.

Construction Schedule:

All work will be carried out on weekdays between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. No night work or weekend work is anticipated to be performed on Giralda Avenue at this time. The construction schedule is weather permitting.

All efforts will be made to minimize the effects of the construction activities to area residents, businesses and motorists. It is anticipated that vehicular traffic will not be permitted during the construction period along the project limits mentioned above. During this phase of the construction, sidewalks access will be maintained to local businesses and their customers. Businesses will be notified in advance of any project-related activity that might impact access to individual businesses.

Water Main and Water Service Replacements

Giralda Avenue

The Water Main and Water Service (WASD) replacement work being performed by Miami-Dade Water & Sewer Department began on May 9, 2016. The actual construction work was completed by the week June 30, 2016. The Miami-Dade County Water & Sewer Department has completed the water main and water meter installation along Giralda Avenue including the extra work at the Galiano Street intersection. Miami-Dade County Water & Sewer is awaiting final approval from Florida Department of Health.  The final tie-in of the water main should be completed next week or the following depending on the final approval by Florida Department of Health.

Roadway Reconstruction on Miracle Mile East-Bound Lanes (South Side of Median)

The roadway reconstruction on Miracle Mile, east-bound lanes, is scheduled to commence on July 5, 2016 from 10:00 pm to 7:00 am. The work will require an eight weeks closure of the 2 east bound lanes on the south side of the median from Lejeune Road to Douglas Road. All eastbound traffic will be detoured to Andalusia Avenue during this time.

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

Streetscape Project Contact:
Public Information Officer
Sandra Hodge, STANTEC
901 Ponce De Leon Boulevard, Suite 901
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Telephone: 786-444-6383
Email: Sandra.hodge@stantec.com


Advisory Bulletin August 17- Giralda Avenue Construction

Advisory Bulletin June 20 – Miracle Mile Roadway Reconstruction

Advisory Bulletin June 2 – Saturday Work

Giralda Avenue Water Main Replacement – Advisory Bulletin,  May 21, 2016 Saturday Work

Giralda Avenue Water Main Replacement – Advisory Bulletin, April 26, 2016

Giralda Avenue Water Main Replacement – Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department, April 25, 2016

CONSTRUCTION PHOTOS

NEWS UPDATES/HAPPENINGS AROUND TOWN

Join us this Saturday for Family Day on Aragon – the second installment of Small Business Summer Days, a retail-focused initiative encouraging people to visit, shop and enjoy the world-class stores unique to the City Beautiful. Enjoy a free block party including discounted movies at the Coral Gables Art Cinema, free admission to the Coral Gables Museum and free story time and entertainment at Books & Books.

The area of Aragon Avenue in front of the cinema, museum and bookstore —from Salzedo Street to just before the museum parking garage — will be closed for a rock-climbing wall, bounce house, face-painting, balloons, music and more fun outdoor activities. The Coral Gables Cinema is located at 260 Aragon Ave., The Coral Gables Museum is at 285 Aragon Ave., and Books & Books is at 265 Aragon Ave.; Coral Gables, 33134.

Coming up next week: August 20th, Summer Sidewalk Sale – Retailers will open their doors and invite patrons to peruse and shop the latest in fashion, accessories, and more

Updates & Links

Link to Miami Herald article on the road closure of the eastbound lanes

Dine Out Press Release_2016

Link to Miami Herald article on Groundbreaking

Link to Coral Gables News article on Groundbreaking

Link to Coral Gables Television video on Groundbreaking

 

MIRACLE MILE

The roadway reconstruction and drainage work from Salzedo to Galiano Street will continue this weekDrainage pipe will continue to be installed in the newly opened trench and will be connected to the new drainage structures.

One lane of traffic will remain open at all times on the south side of Miracle Mile from LeJeune Road to Douglas Road.  Please note that there will be no night time closures this week.

Pedestrian access to the stores will be maintained at all times.

No weekend work is anticipated to be performed on Miracle Mile at this time

 

GIRALDA AVENUE – 100 BLOCK

We anticipate commencing the roadway reconstruction and drainage work the week of August 15th. The street will be closed to vehicular traffic once work begins. No night work is anticipated to be performed at this time.

Pedestrian access to the businesses will be maintained at all times.

No weekend work is anticipated to be performed on Giralda Avenue at this time

WEEKEND WORK

Miracle Mile

No weekend work is anticipated to be performed on Miracle Mile at this time.

Giralda Avenue

No weekend work is anticipated to be performed on Giralda Avenue at this time.

Please drive cautiously and obey all signs in construction zones. Visit the project website for additional project information at www.gablesstreetscape.com.

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

Streetscape Project Contact:

Sandra Hodge, Public Information Officer, 786-437-6689 or by sandra.hodge@stantec.com 

Construction Information Line at 786-444-6383

Traffic Updates

Traffic Impact Bulletin- August 15-August 21

Traffic Impact Bulletin- August 8-August 14

Traffic Impact Bulletin- August 1-August 7

Traffic Impact Bulletin- July 25- July 31

Traffic Impact Bulletin – July 18 – July 24

Traffic Impact Bulletin – July 11- July 17

Traffic Impact Bulletin – July 4 – July 10

Traffic Impact Bulletin – June 27 – July 3

Traffic Impact Bulletin – June 20 – June 26

Traffic Impact Bulletin June 13 – June 19

Traffic Impact Bulletin June 6 – June 12

Traffic Impact Bulletin May 16 – May 22

Traffic Impact Bulletin May 9 – May 15

Traffic Impact Bulletin May 2 – May 6

PARKING

PLAN SEQUENCING AND SCHEDULE

Miracle Mile
Red – Phase 1 (3 Crews). July to August 2016
Blue – Phase 2 (3 Crews). August to September 2016
Yellow – Phase 3 (2 Crews). September to November 2016
Green – Phase 4 (2 Crews) . October to December 2016
Pink – Phase 5 (2 Crews). December to January 2017
Grey – Phase 6 (2 Crews). January to March 2017
Aqua – Phase 7 (2 Crews). March to May 2017
Black – Phase 8 (2 Crews). April to June 2017
LeJeune Plaza South Side – Currently on hold.
LeJeune Plaza North Side –  Currently on hold

Giralda Avenue
Red – Phase 1 (3 Crews). Late July to August 2016
Blue – Phase 2 (3 Crews). September to October 2016

MIRACLE MILE TIMELINE – 18 Months

Construction Permitting, Root Pruning & Relocation of Oaks
Late April 11, 2016 to July 2016

Underground Utilities & Roadway Reconstruction
July 2016

Miami-Dade WASD Water Main
Miami-Dade County Commission JPA Approval – June 2016
Construction – between September and December 2016

Streetscape Improvements – Demolition, Tree Installation and Pavers
July 2016 to July 2017, 12 months

Furniture, understory plants, signs & kiosks and final completion including punchlist
June to September 2017

GIRALDA AVENUE TIMELINE – 5 Months

Miami-Dade WASD Water Main
Miami-Dade County Commission JPA Approval – May 2016
Construction – June 2016-July 2016

Underground Utilities & Lane Reconstruction
Late July 2016

Streetscape Improvements – Tree Installation and Pavers
July 2016 to October 2016

Furniture, understory plants, signs & kiosks and final completion including punchlist
October 2016 to November 2016

Renderings & Siteplans

Construction Contact Information

Public Information Officer
Sandra Hodge, STANTEC
901 Ponce De Leon Boulevard, Suite 901
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Telephone: 786-444-6383
Email: Sandra.hodge@stantec.com

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

Telephone: 786-717-7700

Assistant Project Manager
Antony Duen, Ric-Man International, Inc

Telephone: 786-717-7700

Superintendent
Michael Jankowski, Ric-Man International, Inc

Telephone: 786-717-7700

 

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Construction Manager

PARTNERS:

Architects

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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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