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Venetian Causeway residents getting ready for Port tunnel hearing

From the Venetian Causeway, you can’t really see the activity on the south side of Watson Island on the MacArthur Causeway — the construction workers and equipment behind chain link fences that mark the start of the massive, $1 billion Port of Miami Tunnel project.

But residents and regular users of the Venetian Causeway worry that the impact of the paving and digging and drilling will shift traffic to the narrow, historic Venetian — and change the quality of life on a toll road known more for runners and bikers than traffic jams. And some believe the construction is just the beginning of the trouble on the Venetian.

Venetian residents will have a chance to share those concerns Thursday night with state and county road officials regarding the tunnel construction. There will be representatives from the Florida Department of Transportation, Miami-Dade County Public Works (and causeway overseers), and the cities of Miami Beach and Miami.

Read more at the Belle Isle Blog.

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