Two new roadway projects and ongoing work on the Homestead Extension of Florida's Turnpike and State Road 836 will hamper the commute in Miami-Dade County this week.
One new $1.1-million project on Kendall Drive extends from Southwest 132nd Avenue to west of Southwest 122nd Avenue.
The work, which will last about six months, includes extending left and right turn lanes, enhancing drainage, repaving, restriping, installing new traffic signals, lighting poles and signs.
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A second project, costing $$163,484, involves landscaping on Northwest 81st Street and Northwest 82nd Street from Northwest 13th Court to North Miami Avenue. The work, which will last approximately three months, includes planting trees along the existing sidewalks and sidewalk curb extensions and upgrading overall landscaping of the community.
On Florida's Turnpike, meanwhile, there will be lane closures on several stretches for road widening and construction of express lanes.
Up to two lanes in either direction between Southwest 216th Street and Eureka Drive may be closed nightly through Thursday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. 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 nightly from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
One lane in either direction will be closed from Killian Parkway to Kendall Drive nightly beginning at 9:30 p.m. and expanding to two lanes at 10:30 p.m. through Thursday. All lanes reopen at 5 a.m. the next day.
On eastbound 836 meanwhile, the entrance from northbound Northwest 27th Avenue will be intermittently closed for earthwork, installation of a temporary barrier wall and signage through Thursday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night and again on Friday from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Saturday.