A 1.00 mile route, State Road 887 is the PortMiami Tunnel linking MacArthur Causeway (SR A1A) with Cruise Boulevard and Port Boulevard at the Port of Miami. Costing $668.5 million to build, the 4,200 foot long tunnel opened to traffic on August 3, 2014.1 The toll free crossing provides a high speed route from Interstates 95 and 395 and SR 836 (Dolphin Expressway) onto Dodge Island. The tunnel allows trucks and other traffic to bypass the Port Boulevard (SR 886) bridge and connection from U.S. 1 (Biscayne Boulevard) at Downtown Miami.


PortMiami Tunnel approaches
North Cruise Boulevard flows west by the Port of Miami Cruise Terminals. Atlantic Way links the westbound roadway with South Cruise Boulevard east to the on-ramp for Florida 887 (PortMiami Tunnel). Photo taken 09/30/17.
A ramp leads directly from North Cruise Boulevard west onto Florida 886 (Port Boulevard) and the Port Bridge into Downtown Miami. Atlantic Way otherwise leads south toward the PortMiami Tunnel on-ramp from Europe Way. Photo taken 09/30/17.
A sign posted ahead of the South Cruise Boulevard ramp for SR 887 advises motorists of width, height and hazardous materials restrictions. Photo taken 09/30/17.
An over height vehicle detector and accompanying warning sign precede the U-turn ramp for SR 887 from South Cruise Boulevard. Photo taken 09/30/17.
South Cruise Boulevard east at Europe Way and turn off for the PortMiami Tunnel. Florida 887 provides a high speed route west to the Midtown Interchange joining Interstates 395 and 95 with the Dolphin Expressway (Florida 836). Photo taken 09/30/17.
Florida 887 north
An on-ramp from Port Boulevard west descends toward the PortMiami Tunnel. Port Boulevard otherwise travels above as Florida 886 west to U.S. 1 (Biscayne Boulevard). Photo taken 04/04/15.
The ramp from South Cruise Boulevard and Europe Way combines with the Port Boulevard on-ramp just ahead of the tunnel entrance. Photo taken 09/30/17.
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Florida 887 descends into the PortMiami Tunnel with two northbound lanes. Lane changes are restricted throughout the 4,200 foot long tunnel. Photo taken 09/30/17. Second photo taken 04/04/15.
Curving northward below a set of ventilation fans on Florida 887 through the PortMiami Tunnel. Photo taken 09/30/17.
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Variable message signs and lane control signals operate throughout the tunnel, allowing the port to close a lane as needed. Speed limits are posted at 35 miles per hour. Photos taken 04/04/15.
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Florida 887 north leaves the tunnel and merges with the left side of Florida A1A (MacArthur Causeway). Photos taken 04/04/15.
Florida 887 south
SR 887 splits from SR A1A (MacArthur Causeway) northbound via a left side ramp and quickly descends into the PortMiami Tunnel. A series of signs partitions traffic for the port cruise terminals. Photo taken 04/04/15.
SR 887 and SR A1A (MacArthur Causeway) partition at a wye interchange. Photo taken 04/04/15.
Speed limits are set at 35 miles per hour and lane changes prohibited through the PortMiami Tunnel. Photo taken 04/04/15.
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Motorists enter the PortMiami Tunnel below a high ventilation building. Photo taken 09/30/17. Second photo taken 04/04/15.
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Lane control signals and dynamic message boards appear in regular intervals along Florida 887 through the PortMiami Tunnel. Photo taken 09/30/17. Second photo taken 04/04/15.
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Ventilation fans disperse vehicle exhaust from the PortMiami Tunnel. Photo taken 04/04/15. Second photo taken 09/30/17.
Exiting the PortMiami Tunnel, Florida 887 ascends to merge with a ramp from Port Boulevard (Florida 886) east. Photo taken 04/04/15.
Florida 887 partitions with two lanes curving left toward the cruise terminals and two lanes remaining right to the cargo facilities. Photo taken 09/30/17.
The right lanes combine with a ramp from Port Boulevard ahead of the Port railroad yard. Cruisers veer left and pass under the westbound lanes of Port Boulevard ahead of Cruise Boulevard. Photo taken 04/04/15.
A second turn lane provides access to Port Boulevard west for motorists destined for the cruise terminals that inadvertently continued toward the cargo facilities. Photo taken 04/04/15.
A sign bridge directs tourists along Port Boulevard east to terminals D-J and A-C. The first turn provides return access to the PortMiami Tunnel. Photo taken 09/30/17.

Sources:

  1. PortMiami Tunnel official website (www.portofmiamitunnel.com).


Photo Credits:

04/04/15, 09/30/17 by AARoads

Connect with:
Florida A1A
Florida 886 - Port Boulevard

Page Updated 10-06-2017.