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Repairs due in 2020 for falling Metromover concrete chunks

Dec 13, 2019

Two projects to fix unstable concrete on the Brickell and Omni loops of the Metromover totaling about $5 million will start next year, as Miami-Dade lawmakers Dec. 3 OK’d an emergency expenditure to fix problem areas and install new safety netting.

Buford Whitaker, assistant director of rail services for the county, estimated in September that contractor Gomez Construction Co. will begin work “sometime in the first quarter of 2020.”

Once started, the repair and prevention work is expected to last up to 150 days.

Concrete first fell from the overhead transit lines circling the City of Miami in August 2017, when large chunks of debris fell from Metromover tracks onto Brickell sidewalks and streets.

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