Field Operations selected to design The Underline phases 3-9 with NV2A Group

Phases Plan – Image Credit: Courtesy of James Corner Field Operations

After a recent procurement process, Miami-Dade County has selected Field Operations to design The Underline’s Phase 3-9 from SW 19th Ave to the Dadeland South Metrorail Station. The project was awarded to the NV2A Central design-build team, and Field Operations will be working closely with NV2A Group, Central Civil Construction, and Stantec on this third and final phase of The Underline. Stretching for 7.5 miles under the Miami Metrorail, this phase will complete The Underline, inclusive of six Metrorail stations and connecting Miami, Coral Gables, South Miami, and Dadeland South.

Phase 1 – Image Credit: Courtesy of Friends of the Underline

Phase 1 – Brickell Backyard opened to the public in February 2021, with Phase 2 – Vizcaya Stationis expected to be completed in the summer of 2023.

Phase 2 – Simpson Playground & Bike Path – Image Credit: Courtesy of Friends of the Underline

The Underline is Miami-Dade County’s first true mobility corridor uniting all modes of transportation enhancing accessibility to eight Metrorail stations within its path and the neighboring communities. The Underline will serve 107,000 residents within a 10-minute walk, providing access to public transportation to one University and 24 schools, two hospitals, three urgent care facilities, four major malls and over 10,000 businesses.

The 10-mile corridor, which will vary from 70 to 170 feet wide (21-52m), will provide pedestrian and bicycle paths, improvements to over 30 intersections, access to public transportation, lighting, and wayfinding. In addition to the transportation components, recreational features will include butterfly gardens, playgrounds, exercise equipment, basketball and volleyball courts, soccer fields, picnic areas, dog parks and more.

The Underline is expected to be completed in 2025.

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