Ongoing roadway projects on expressways and surface roads will again hamper the commute this week in Miami-Dade County.
On the Homestead Extension of Florida's Turnpike, workers will close the northbound entrance ramp from Southwest Eighth Street nightly between 11:30 p.m. and 5 a.m. through Thursday and again nightly from 11:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. next Monday through next Wednesday. The closure will allow workers to install temporary barrier walls.
Afterward, the northbound entrance ramp from Southwest Eighth Street will be narrowed to one lane for approximately six months. This reduction will allow workers to perform widening activities along the Southwest Eighth Street bridge over the Turnpike.
The work is part of the Turnpike’s ongoing $112 million widening project between Bird Road and State Road 836 (the Dolphin Expressway).
Also on the southbound Turnpike between Southwest 216th and 288th streets, one lane will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. through Thursday.
Also, one lane northbound or southbound will be closed nightly between Eureka Drive and Killian Parkway from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. through Thursday. If necessary, two lanes in each direction may be closed from10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
At the same time, northbound or southbound Turnpike lanes between Killian Parkway and north of Sunset Drive, will close through Thursday for widening and express lane work. The first lane closes at 9:30 p.m., and the second beginning at 10:30 p.m. Both will reopen by 5 a.m. the next day.
Elsewhere on the Turnpike, at least two lanes will be closed northbound and southbound between Sunset Drive and Bird Road through Thursday for widening and express lane work. The first lane closes at 9:30 p.m. and the second beginning at 10:30 p.m. Both reopen by 5 a.m. the next day.
Similarly, two lanes northbound and two southbound at various locations from Bird Road to 836 will close nightly through Thursday. The first lane closes at 9:30 p.m. and second beginning at 10:30 p.m. Both reopen by 5 a.m. the next day.
On Interstate 75, workers building express lanes will close one northbound inside lane and one southbound inside lane from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through Thursday between State Road 826 (the Palmetto Expressway) and Northwest 138th Street.
On 826 northbound, workers building express lanes will close lanes intermittently through Friday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the next day along locations where the work is taking place.
On Interstate 95, meanwhile, all southbound and northbound express lanes will be closed nightly through Saturday from the Golden Glades Interchange to State Road 112 (the Airport Expressway) between 11 p.m. and 11 a.m. the next day.
Also on I-95, two northbound general purpose lanes will be closed through Thursday from Northwest 29th Street to I-195 between 9 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. the next day. At the same time through Thursday, two northbound I-95 general purpose lanes from Northwest 125th to 135th streets will be closed between 9 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. the next day.
And on the weekend, two northbound general purpose lanes will be closed from Northwest 29th Street to I-195 between 11 p.m. Friday and 5:30 a.m. Monday.
On Northwest 87th Avenue, meanwhile, workers have begun nighttime water main work between 9 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. the next day at the intersection of Northwest 93rd Street. No travel lanes will be closed, but flaggers will be on site to direct traffic. Also, officials advised that work will proceed north to Northwest 96th Street and that drivers should not park vehicles within the work zone.