By Javier ManjarresGovernor Rick Scott toured the ‘Miami tunnel’ project that is currently under construction whose purpose is to facilitate and increase trade at the Port of Miami. The project will consist of two two lane tunnels that are slated to be completed in 2014. Currently, the first of the two tunnels is estimated to being about 4600ft long, and is about 60% completed- about 2800 ft into the project.
According to Port of Miami officials, the tunnel project along with a deep dredging project will create thirty thousand new and permanent jobs at the Port of Miami. The Port already employs 180,000 individuals.
Governor Scott and other officials including Sweatwater Mayor Manny Morono took a tour of the tunnel after attending a global trade bill signing. In attendance to that event was Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll, Miami City Mayor Tomas Regalado, Miami-Dade Commissioner Rebecca Sosa, Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca, and others.
After Scott’s tour of the tunnel, he addressed questions from the already heat exhausted press corps that were assembled at the mouth of the tunnel. Governor Scott gave the press the boot, literally. Watch the video.If you liked this article, please share it below.
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