Road work this week will hamper traffic flow on Krome Avenue, Biscayne and Caribbean boulevards, and Interstate 95.
In West Miami-Dade, workers will begin a major project to widen Krome Avenue, where many fatal head-on collisions have occurred over the years. The first phase of the project, which will cost $17.8 million and take two years to complete, stretches from Tamiami Trail north to Okeechobee Road. Lane closures will take place multiple times.
A major change has taken place in the traffic pattern of southbound I-95 in Miami-Dade County. The entrance to the southbound express lanes has been moved from just north of the Golden Glades flyover to a new permanent location just south of Ives Dairy Road. That means drivers traveling south on I-95 will no longer be able to enter the express lanes just north of the Golden Glades as has been the case for years. Drivers entering I-95 from Miami Gardens Drive will now have to skip the flyover and enter the express lanes at Northwest 151st Street.
In South Miami-Dade, one lane in each direction will be closed on Caribbean Boulevard at the turnpike interchange through Thursday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day through Friday.
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In Miami, meanwhile, workers this week are starting a $248,698, four-month project to improve the intersection of Biscayne Boulevard and Northeast 38th Street. The project includes rebuilding sections of curb, gutter and sidewalk.