A new project on Northwest 57th Avenue and ongoing projects on State Road 836 and the Homestead Extension of Florida's Turnpike will delay the commute this week in Miami-Dade County.
The new project involves landscaping work on Northwest 57 Avenue, also known as Red Road, from Northwest 183rd Street (Miami Gardens Drive) to the Broward County line. This project will cost an estimated $617,000 and last roughly four months. It includes planting trees and palm trees within the medians and along the sidewalks and grass swales.
On the turnpike, several closures related to for lane widening and construction of express lanes will affect the normal flow of traffic.
Up to two lanes in either direction between Southwest 216th Street and Eureka Drive may be closed nightly from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through Thursday.
One lane in either direction between Eureka Drive and Killian Parkway may be closed nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. through Thursday. If necessary, two lanes in each direction may be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Meanwhile, one lane in either direction will be closed from Killian Parkway to Kendall Drive nightly from 9:30 p.m., and expanding to two-lane closure at 10:30 p.m. through Thursday. All lanes will reopen at 5 a.m. the next morning.
Up to two lanes northbound and southbound at various locations between Sunset Drive and Bird Road may be closed nightly through Thursday. The first lane may be closed at 9:30 p.m. and the second at 10:30 pm. Both lanes reopen by 5 a.m. the next day.
Meanwhile, several sites on 836 will have closures this week, as well.
The entrance ramp to eastbound 836 from northbound Northwest 27th Avenue will be intermittently closed for earthwork and installation of a temporary barrier wall through Thursday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly and again on Friday from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Saturday.
The entrance ramps to eastbound 836 from northbound and southbound Northwest 42nd Avenue will be intermittently closed for installation of a temporary barrier wall through Thursday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly and again on Friday from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Saturday.
Also, the Northwest 87th Avenue entrance ramp to eastbound 836 and northbound 826 will be closed for restriping and barrier wall installation through Thursday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly and again on Friday and Saturday from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next day.