87th Avenue Bridge Project Information
Background & County Actions
On February 2nd, Commissioner Cohen Higgins brought forward an item before the Board of County Commissioners urging the County Mayor and Commission to move forward with the construction of a bridge over the C-100 canal at SW 87th Avenue from SW 164th Street to SW 163rd Terrace.
The County's resolution also called for the appropriation of $3,100,0000 in funds from unencumbered road impact fees and to identify other funding sources as necessary to implement the project. The next step is for the Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) to consider the item at its next Board meeting. Following the County's action, Mayor Cunningham scheduled a Special Council Meeting on February 8th where the majority of residents spoke in opposition of the bridge and where the Village Council took action in furtherance of the community's desires.
Commissioner Cohen Higgins requested in a letter sent on February 5, 2021 to the municipal Mayors of Palmetto Bay and Cutler Bay four names from each municipality to create an 8-member committee to be known as the Community Connectivity Committee. The committee is to meet virtually and engage in meaningful discussion to provide insight on the opposing viewpoints for the TPO's consideration.
On Thursday, March 18, 2021, the Miami-Dade County Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) held a meeting to approve the SW 87th Avenue Bridge Project. Below, is a summary of the meeting outcome.
Palmetto Bay Actions (listed in chronological order)
February 8, 2021
On Monday, February 8, 2021, the Village Council held a Special Council Meeting is to discuss and take action on opposing the County’s intent to construct a bridge that would extend SW 87th Avenue from SW 164th Street to SW 163rd Terrace crossing over the Cutler Drain Canal C-100 (“bridge project”) and further allowing the constituents of Palmetto Bay to voice their opinion over the project.
March 12, 2021
On Friday, March 12. 2021, Palmetto Bay officials held the first Conflict Assessment Meeting with Miami-Dade County. Please click below for a recap of the meeting.
- Read the Meeting Recap for March 12, 2021
March 15, 2021
On Monday, March 15, 2021, Palmetto Bay officials held the second Conflict Assessment Meeting with Miami-Dade County. Click below to read the outcome.
March 22, 2021
On Monday, March 22, 2021, the Palmetto Bay Village Council held a Special Council Meeting to invoke the Conflict Resolution Procedure with the Miami-Dade County TPO. Click the link below to read the meeting summary and a related statement from the Village Attorney on the matter:
- Special Council Meeting Summary
- A Statement from Village Attorney Dellagloria Regarding Council's Action
September 23, 2021
On Thursday, September 23, 2021, Mayor Cunningham called a Special Council meeting to consider approval of an Interlocal Agreement between Miami-Dade County and the Village of Palmetto Bay, which delineated several concessions from Miami-Dade County as part of negotiations between the two parties resulting from prior county action on a bridge to be built on SW 87th Avenue over the C-100 canal.
November 29, 2021
On Monday, November 29, 2021, the Village of Palmetto Bay held a Conflict Resolution Assessment Meeting with the Miami-Dade County Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) to contest the approval of the bridge project by the TPO. Click below for the meeting recap and video link.
Also on Monday, November 29, 2021, The Village Council held a Special Council Meeting to discuss and take action on a Resolution for "Letter to County Mayor" regarding the Village's opposition to the SW 87th Avenue bridge. More details are provided in the links below.
January 10, 2022
During the Regular Council Meeting of January 10, 2022, the Village Council adopted Resolution No. 2022-03 "approving the issuance of a letter to the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners expressing the Council's objection to the County's decision to construct the SW 87th Avenue Bridge from SW 164th Street to SW 163rd Terrace over the Cutler Drain Canal C-100."
- Read Resolution No. 2022-03
- Read the Letter Sent to the Board of County Commissioners
- Watch the Council Meeting Video
January 21, 2022
On Friday, January 21, 2022 during separate meetings with the County Commission and the Transportation Planning Organization, both county entities declared an impasse on the Village's conflict resolution process contesting the SW 87th Ave. Bridge project.
On December 15, 2021, Miami-Dade County's Department of Transportation and Public Works held a virtual public meeting to discuss the scope of the bridge project. A summary of the county's meeting is provided below:
Village's Community Workshop
On October 14, 2021, Palmetto Bay held a Community Workshop to discuss the provisions of the proposed Interlocal Agreement between the Village of Palmetto Bay and Miami-Dade County.