MDX SR 836 Southwest Extension / Kendall Parkway
Description : This proposed project would provide a southwest extension of the SR 836/Dolphin Expressway from its current terminus at NW 137th Avenue, in the vicinity of NW 12th Street, to SW 136th Street or some point to the north. This new corridor is envisioned as a multi-modal limited access facility and the goal is to design a cross section that relieves traffic congestion within the area and provides a valid mobility option while providing an opportunity to limit urban expansion to the west. This would provide additional north-south connectivity and enhance mobility throughout the area and greater accessibility to major activity and employment centers.
Project Status : A Project Development & Environment Study is underway to evaluate the potential social, natural and physical environmental impacts of the proposed project. The first phase of the study which includes an Alternative Corridor Evaluation (ACE) Report has been completed. During the ACE Report multiple corridors were evaluated to identify two potential corridors for a more in depth evaluation during the next phase. This phase culminated with a Corridor Workshop in June 2016 to present to the public the results of this effort. In addition the public involvement program has included a Kick off meeting with the adjacent community and one with elected officials and agencies; meetings with the Citizens Advisory Committee; and two Environmental Forums bringing together environmental interests, to discuss the process and findings of the study. There has also been multiple meetings and coordination with permitting agencies including the Corps of Engineering and the South Florida Water Management District. The project has entered Phase II of the study, which includes a more detailed evaluation of the proposed corridors.