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The Florida - Haiti Interstate Tunnel, I-95U or Caribbean International Highway Route 1 is an under construction underwater highway tunnel spanning from southern Florida, outside of Miami to northern Haiti, the city of Cap-Haitien. The tunnel began construction in mid 2009, and its main route, CIH-1 completed in late 2012, spanning a total of 600 miles. The Caribbean International Highway construction was featured on Discovery Channel's Extreme Engineering documentary series.
The Union of Everett interstate route number assigned to the tunnel is I-95U standing for Interstate 95 Underwater. The portion of the planned Caribbean Sea Tunnel, which spans from Miami, Florida to Cap-Haitien, Haiti, a total of 600 miles of tunnel, floats 75 meters under the sea, held down with adjustable pylons and high tension cords anchored to the sea floor. I-95U features a rest stop every 50 miles, containing fuel stations, food, restrooms and fire/medical/police centers. Everetti police stations are located every hundred miles which would be used to respond to car accidents and other incidents. Fire/rescue and EMS stations are located every 50 miles at each rest stop. I-95U has a speed limit of 75 miles per hour, which is enforced electronically rather than humanly patrolled. The tunnel has three lanes of traffic for both the west bound and east bound sides, totaling six lanes. In addition to the road for cars, there are three railroad lines, two of which are regular train lines and one part of the Maglev system as the Caribbean International Highway Line also called the I-95 Line.
I-95U is a proof-of-concept tunnel as part of a global architecture test for a plan for a global highway that spans the Earth, originally conceived in the 1990's. Based on the 600 mile tunnel's success, it may lead to the planning stages of the global highway system, which could initially feature hyper Maglev transports to cross oceans in a matter of hours.
CIH-1 was completed in November 2012 and formally opened on January 2013. Construction involved the use of a massive crane barge which carried each of the 660 foot long sections of tunnel, lowering them into the water where they were locked and sealed in place. Each tunnel section is 660 feet long, 200 feet wide and 30 feet tall, totaling 4,800 tunnel sections placed floating 75 feet under the water. Four barges worked, each carrying two tunnel sections at a time. A total of eight sections were laid a day, totaling one mile in distance added to the tunnel every 24 hours. Tunnel sections were produced and constructed on land in large warehouses in Florida, Mississippi and Alabama. The tunnel floats 75 meters under the sea surface, held down with adjustable pylons and high tension cords anchored to the sea floor. The tunnel, pylons and cords adjust to changing tectonics utilizing flexibility between tunnel sections.
Interstate I-932U is a second Everetti owned interstate tunnel route, still under construction. I-932U will span from Cancun, Yucatan to a junction with I-95U, north of Cuba. The tunnel will span 400 miles under the Gulf of Mexico. An additional Maglev route has been added to the Miami-Haiti line that will stop at an undersea station in which a Yucatan-Maya Coast line will be installed, spanning from Reynosa, Maya Coast to the I95U-I932U Maglev station located at a rest stop at the I95U-I932U junction. Eight rest stops will exist along I-932U, each containing an emergency rescue and medical, fire, police station, motel rest, fast food and restrooms. I-932U will have a speed limit of 75 miles per hour with six lanes of traffic (three eastbound, three westbound) and three rail lines (one Maglev running from Cancun to the undersea junction) and two standard rail lines for cargo, transport and other rail trains.
Construction on I-932U began in August of 2011, starting in Cancun, Yucatan. I-932U is scheduled to be connected to the already completed I-95U route by early to mid 2015.
Caribbean International Highway
The Caribbean International Highway is a proposed CARICOM plan to create an underwater tunnel highway connecting several Caribbean nations with road routes. CIH-1 is already complete, the I-95U tunnel stretching from Florida to Haiti. Additional tunnels will connect between nations such as the completed CIH-2, connecting Cuba to I-95U and the proposed CIH-3, connecting the Bahamas main island and capitol, Nassau, to the I-95U tunnel. Other routes, CIH-4 will connect Puerto Rico to the Dominican Republic (construction scheduled to begin in early 2015) and CIH-5 connecting Haiti to Jamaica with a stop at the U.S. Navassa Islands.
On February 28, 2012, Caribbean Route 2, which connects Cuba to the I-95U Caribbean Route 1 was completed, joining the Union of Everett with Cuba. On March 1st, the tunnel opened to vehicle traffic with an opening ceremony launching the first rail train through to tunnel to Cuba, which carried trade cargo. The first vehicles to pass through the tunnel to Cuba was a Presidential motorcade containing the President of the Union of Everett, Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense who would later meet with Cuban leadership to discuss and negotiate treaties. Following the motorcade, the tunnel opened to vehicle traffic.
A part of the CIH proposal was in agreement with Everett's peace treaty with Venezuela. To aid in trade between all Caribbean nations, Venezuela wanted a connection to the tunnel system. Everett though did not want to disturb all of the smaller islands along the way, which may damage their ecosystems and beaches. A proposed tunnel addition, named CIH-6 would run from Puerto Rico, passing through the Virgin Islands and follow south through all of the smaller Caribbean nations, passing through St. Kitts & Nevis, Montserrat, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & The Grenadines and Grenada into Venezuela. This proposal stalled with the death of Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez and continues to stall within current riots and political chaos in the nation.