Swire is committed to doing everything possible to reduce the project’s occasional impact on the Brickell community during this construction phase. The company has created an extremely tight timetable for construction of the project to minimize in all possible ways the inconvenience to the neighborhood. Working with public sector partners at the City and County as well as the Florida Department of Transportation, we will be executing an approved traffic maintenance plan to help reduce the impact of construction on traffic.
During construction, we will provide passes for hundreds of construction workers who will travel via the Metromover to Brickell CityCentre each day, thereby minimizing the number of workers driving to the site. In addition, we will endeavor to perform our heaviest construction activities during off-peak hours.
Also as part of the project we are upgrading and installing new traffic lights in the area. In the long term, some of these upgrades will allow the County to program the surrounding traffic lights in a much more efficient fashion, improving the flow of traffic. The total investment being made by Swire is around $1 million, which includes upgrading six traffic lights with fiber optics.
Significant efforts are also being implemented to reduce the impact of noise, dust and other construction effects on the surrounding neighborhood. The General Contractor will be utilizing best practices for the construction industry, not only to mitigate the occasional inconveniences of a project of this size, but also to operate in a way that lessens the environmental impact of the construction activities as much as possible.