One of Doral’s busiest roads is Northwest 82nd Avenue.
But it is frustrating for many drivers that the avenue dead-ends at State Road 836.
But now, Miami-Dade County officials are planning to extend Northwest 82nd Avenue under 836 as a way to ease chronic traffic congestion on Northwest 87th Avenue, which serves as a key feeder road to 836 for commuters leaving or entering Doral.
Alice Bravo, director of the county’s department of transportation and public works, said her office has worked with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) on the project.
“When FDOT was planning the reconstruction of the 836-826 interchange, we thought it prudent to help relieve congestion in the area around the interchange and plan the extension of certain avenues and streets under the new bridges,” Bravo said in a telephone interview Monday. “As a result, the project included the construction of several bridges, including one to allow Northwest 82nd Avenue to cross underneath.”
At present, there are signs that say “Road Closed,” marking the site where Northwest 82nd Avenue dead-ends at Northwest 12th Street, as it runs parallel to 836, whose soaring bridges pass overhead.
Although a bridge has already been built over the area, workers still have to build the roadway extending south to the other side of 836.
That will happen in coming months as county officials draw up a design, finance and construction plan, Bravo said.