In recent years, the Village of Key Biscayne has been investigating the feasibility of relocating existing overhead utilities (electric, telephone and cable) to an underground location to enhance the safety, reliability and aesthetics of these facilities within the Village. In August 2017, Kimley-Horn & Associates was selected as the engineer for the Village’s undergrounding program to relocate overhead utilities to an underground location.
The design and construction of the undergrounding program is anticipated to take multiple years to complete. The underground program will be broken into multiple phases that will be constructed sequentially to manage construction impacts to the Village. To balance potentially competing priorities, such as cost, project duration, traffic impacts, for this large-scale project, a Master Plan is currently being developed to evaluate these priorities. The Village Council must still decide to move forward with the project and vote on a funding method after careful review of the Master Plan.