Construction on the tunnel between PortMiami and the MacArthur Causeway is finished and will soon open to traffic.
But the under-the-bay passageway needs a memorable name. So we asked readers to take a shot. More than 300 responded.
Then we picked five favorites and asked readers to vote for the winning name.
Our Top 5 (in no particular order): Magic City Tunnel, Tunnel of the Americas, Miami PortLink, Miami Portal, Watson Tunnel.
And the winner, as decreed by Miami Herald readers, is … Tunnel of the Americas.
The name, which was submitted by six contest participants, got 33.2 percent of the vote cast by a total of 741 readers.
Shout out to city leaders: We know you are under no obligation but this is a nice name. How about formally adopting it for the tunnel?
Our six winning submitters — David Abilleira, Daisy Penaloza, Fred San Millan, Alfredo Hidalgo-Gato, Sidney Smith and J. Fernandez — will receive a $50 gift card to Los Ranchos restaurant and a Miami Herald prize pack.
To view results, click here: http://hrld.us/tunnelcontest