Commuters in Miami-Dade County could eventually have another option for east-west travel.

Under consideration: a two-and-a-half mile extension that would connect the Gratigny Parkway to I-95.

Miami-Dade Expressway Authority spokesman Mario Diaz says the idea is still in the development phase.

A study that is currently being conducted would likely be completed this year, and a public hearing would take place after that.

Diaz says since building the roadway is not within the county's five-year work plan, there's still no funding identified for what would be a $400 million project.




(Photo: Miami-Dade Expressway Authority)