The PortMiami Tunnel officially opened on Sunday at 10am after over two months in delays. The contractor Bouygues was fined $115,000 everyday that the tunnel was not opened and the fines reached almost $9 million.
The tunnel will help alleviate some of the traffic in Downtown Miami by reducing the amount of trucks going through the city. The trucks can now continue to the MacArthur Causeway and into the tunnel.
The mile long tunnel cost over $1 billion and has two lanes each way going towards the Port of Miami and back towards MacArthur Causeway.