PortMiami Tunnel dedication

  • Hundreds of construction workers march through the PortMiami Tunnel during the dedication Monday May 19, 2014. WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx speaks at the PortMiami Tunnel dedication at the Port of Miami, Monday May 19, 2014. WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sally Heyman enjoys herself at the PortMiami Tunnel dedication at Port Miami, Monday May 19, 2014. WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Bill Johnson (at podium on right with blue shirt), announces new Port of Miami director, Juan Kuryla (at podium with arm raised), during the PortMiami Tunnel dedication at Port Miami, Monday May 19, 2014. WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Finishing touches for the morning ceremony are put on the PortMiami Tunnel before the dedication Monday May 19, 2014. WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Bill Johnson speaks at the PortMiami Tunnel dedication at Port Miami, Monday May 19, 2014. WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • From left: Isa Nunez; Kathleen McIntosh; and Rosario Tavella pose for photo inside the tunnel after the dedication of the PortMiami Tunnel at Port Miami Monday, May 19, 2014. They all worked on the tunnel in some fashion. WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Construction workers, who worked on the tunnel, and invitees, below, are shown at the dedication of the PortMiami Tunnel at Port Miami Monday, May 19, 2014. WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • From left: Victor Ortiz; Kathleen McIntosh; and Rosario Tavella pose for photo inside the tunnel after the dedication of the PortMiami Tunnel at Port Miami Monday, May 19, 2014. WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Workers who worked on the construction of the PortMiami Tunnel emerge from the eastbound side during the dedication at Port Miami Monday, May 19, 2014. WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • A band emerges from the east side of the tunnel during the dedication of the PortMiami Tunnel at Port Miami Monday, May 19, 2014. WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • A band in costume emerges from the east side of the tunnel during the dedication of the PortMiami Tunnel at Port Miami Monday, May 19, 2014. WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • The first tractor trailer emerges from the east side of the tunnel during the dedication of the PortMiami Tunnel at Port Miami Monday, May 19, 2014. WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Workers line the top of the tunnel during the dedication of the PortMiami Tunnel at Port Miami Monday, May 19, 2014. WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Gov. Rick Scott and Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera speak at the ceremonial dedication of the newly completed PortMiami Tunnel on Monday, May 19, 2014. C.M. GUERRERO / EL NUEVO HERALD STAFF

  • Construction workers from the Port Miami Tunnel project exit the eastbound tunnel during the ceremonial dedication on Monday, May 19, 2014. C.M. GUERRERO / EL NUEVO HERALD STAFF

  • A drone is spotted hovering above the tunnel entrance before the ceremonial dedication of the PortMiami Tunnel on Monday, May 19, 2014. C.M. GUERRERO / EL NUEVO HERALD STAFF

  • A Bahamian Junkanoo band leads the construction workers exiting the tunnel at the ceremonial dedication of the PortMiami Tunnel on Monday, May 19, 2014. C.M. GUERRERO / EL NUEVO HERALD STAFF

  • Government officials from federal, state and local agencies attend the ceremonial dedication for the PortMiami Tunnel on Monday, May 19, 2014. C.M. GUERRERO / EL NUEVO HERALD STAFF

  • A PortMiami Tunnel construction worker proudly wears a project t-shirt at the ceremonial dedication on Monday, May 19, 2014. C.M. GUERRERO / EL NUEVO HERALD STAFF

  • Gov. Rick Scott and Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera speak at the ceremonial dedication of the newly completed PortMiami Tunnel on Monday, May 19, 2014. C.M. GUERRERO / EL NUEVO HERALD STAFF

  • FDOT employees Kathleen Macintosh and Rosario Tavella take selfies at the ceremonial dedication of the new PortMiami Tunnel on Monday, May 19, 2014. C.M. GUERRERO / EL NUEVO HERALD STAFF

  • Former Miami Mayor Maurice Ferre, who was the first to propose a port tunnel, stands in front of the westbound tunnel entrance with his granddaughter Maria Mercedes Ferre during the dedication ceremony on Monday, May 19, 2014 C.M. GUERRERO / EL NUEVO HERALD STAFF

  • PortMiami Tunnel workers participate at the ceremonial dedication of the Port of Miami tunnel project on Monday May 19, 2014 at the entrance of the westbound tunnel lanes. C.M. GUERRERO / EL NUEVO HERALD STAFF