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Port of Miami Tunnel Project – Miami Children’s Museum IAQ Services
October 13, 2015

EE&G provided industrial hygiene and indoor air quality consulting services during the Watson Island phase of the Port of Miami Tunnel project. The PortMiami Tunnel (POMT) project was built by MAT Concessionaire, LLC, in partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Miami-Dade County and the City of Miami. By connecting SR A1A/MacArthur Causeway to Dodge Island, the project provides direct access between the seaport and highways I-395 and I-95, create another entry to PortMiami in addition to the Port Bridge to keep PortMiami, the community’s second largest economic generator, competitive. Additionally, The POMT improves traffic flow in downtown Miami by reducing the number of cargo trucks and cruise related vehicles on congested downtown streets, and aids ongoing and future development in and around downtown Miami. This site is a resource to answer your questions and keep you up-to-date on the most recent activities and information regarding the POMT. Take a moment to explore the site, feel free to contact us with your questions and/or comments.

IAQ Services were conducted 24 hours each day generating large quantities of soil cuttings requiring stockpiling, transport and eventually disposal off-site. A neighboring business owner near to the tunnel’s entrance on Watson Island expressed concerns for the health and safety of visitors and staff relative to the airborne dust generated during drilling and soil disposal operations. In its role as representative for this neighboring business, EE&G was able to provide input to the general contractor to ensure the concerns and needs of the neighboring business owner were considered. EE&G’s services included a review of the general contractor’s dust sampling data collected from around the job site and recommendations to the General Contractor concerning sampling frequency, sampling location, the filter media to be placed over the client’s air handler intakes, and dust control measures for the project roadways over which the soil was transported. In addition, EE&G’s services included ensuring the neighboring business was accessible to guests and staff during its hours of operation and traffic impacts were minimized. During the course of the project, EE&G continued to review the data collected during the project and worked with the general contractor to develop comparable standards against which the data could be reviewed for compliance.