From the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority:

…the project is envisioned as a limited access expressway that will represent a physical barrier to discourage urban sprawl farther into the Everglades.

Oookay.

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17 Responses to Proposed SR-836 Southwest Expansion

  1. Steve says:

    I have to say that I get what they are trying to do here… they are trying to make SR-836 like the Miami-Dade equivalent of the Sawgrass Expressway in Broward. That being said, I think its a dumb idea.

    I remember sometime back that ther plan was to send the extension down 137th avenue. I even remember some conceptual drawings of overpasses around Kendall Drive and some of the major crossings. I know NIMBY forces are hard at work trying to prevent such a thing from happening, but pushing this roadway further west is just going to screw things up even more.

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  2. Felipe A says:

    Awesome. So, when this project nears completion (in about twenty years) they’ll have to expand it yet again. Insanity can be defined as “doing the same thing over and over again”. When will we learn that the cat and mouse road construction game does not have a winner? The only solution is public transportation.

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  3. kevin says:

    They’re trying to make this like Broward’s Sawgrass Expwy, which is a physical barrier between city and Everglades, and it’s successful. Noone would dare build west of the Sawgrass Expwy. However, I’d be against this project, because knowing Miami commissioners, they’d let developers build west of the expressway.

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  4. Neil says:

    If you put an expressway out west, it will cause the value of the land around it to skyrocket. It will create irresistible pressure for more development farther west. This is the worst place to improve auto-centric transportation. Investments should focus on the urban core to encourage more population density. Without density, nobody will use transit.

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  5. Froughtship says:

    I wish the MDX would start building transit lines. They are really good at roadway expansion, and I bet they would actually be able to run an east/west line.

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  6. Tony garcia says:

    MDX is studying the east/west line as BRT along the dolphin experssway. I’m looking into the project and as I get more info I’ll post.

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  7. UrbaKnight says:

    To MDX….the people that already live out there chose that lifestyle the way it is. Why encourage more sprawl in an already sprawled out area? MDX, C’mon get with the program!!!

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  8. Anonymous says:

    As of late, I’d rather entrust MDX than MiamiDade Transit or FDOT.

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  9. kevin says:

    Atleast MDX gets shit down. MDT and FDOT never get any project finished, and if they do, it took 40x longer and they did it wrong.

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  10. Dave says:

    Looks like they are looking at handing the South Dade Busway over to MDX for a possible elevated freeway as has been reported in the Herald lately.

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  11. UDB says:

    MDX should change their name to the “Miami-Dade Sprawl Authority.” All of their future plans are ridiculous. Just shows we’ve learned nothing over the past few decades and are about to repeat the same mistakes again.

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  12. It sucks!

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  13. UDB Observer says:

    This is all about Sergio Pino and Rodney Barreto and their land holdings in this area. There is NO demand for more sprawl, but this is exactly what they want, in order to liberate their speculative investments. Can ANYONE just say no, to them?

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  14. Both Rodney Barreto and and Sergio’s Krome Gold holdings borders on this expansion, as does Lennar’s (formerly Ed Easton’s) Parkland.

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  15. The extension of SR 836 as proposed will ease east bound traffic in Kendall from SW 8 St to SW 136 St. The center of population is five blocks on either side of
    SW 142 Ave. The new road will permit traffic to go west, pick up the circumferential road and go north, then east thereby taking traffic off of SR826, SR874 and the Turnpike. It will probably be an elevated roadway with little or no environmental impact. There will no acess from the west.

    Barry J. White
    Vice-President, CANT/Citizens Against Nonconcurrency Taskforce, Inc.

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  16. The extension of SR 836 as proposed will ease east bound traffic in Kendall from SW 8 St to SW 136 St. The center of population is five blocks on either side of SW 142 Ave. The new road will permit traffic to go west, pick up the circumferential road and go north, then east thereby taking traffic off of SR826, SR874 and the Turnpike. It will probably be an elevated roadway with little or no environmental impact. There will no acess from the west.
    The road will also reduce traffic on Krome Ave and might elimianare the need for further expansion of Krome.

    Barry J. White
    Vice-President, CANT/Citizens Against Nonconcurrency Taskforce, Inc.

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  17. Tony Garcia says:

    The myth of concurrency is that by building out a certain amount of capacity you satisfy demand rather create more demand (which is what ends up happening). Not only is this extension unnecessary at the low densities the western fringe contains, but it will perpetuate a broken, carbon intensive system of transit in Dade county. The money spent on this project would be better spent bringing mass transit to our centers of density.

    It’s time we stop subsidizing sprawl by building highways in the name of concurrency. Let the true cost of living in sprawl be assumed by the people who live there, rather than paid for with my tax dollars. Not to mention that these neighborhoods shouldn’t have been built in the first place.

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