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Northbound SR-874 to close Saturday

Major construction will shutdown all northbound lanes of the Don Shula Expressway for a full day and a half over the weekend. Beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday night, northbound lanes of SR-874 will be completely closed between Florida's Turnpike and SW 104th Street/ Killian Parkway. The closure is necessary for crews to perform drainage installation.

"We're pretty far advanced in terms of how far construction for this project has come," said Mario Diaz with the MDX. "The first commitment was to build sound barriers to accommodate people who live in the area. That phase is complete. Now crews will focus on the widening of the Killian Parkway bridge over SR-874 and the mainline improvements on the Don Shula Expressway."

The project that began in 2008 is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2011. Motorists will be diverted from the Don Shula at the Turnpike. Drivers have the option of taking the Turnpike up to the Dolphin Expressway/ SR-836 as an alternate or taking city streets around the closure.

Suggested Detour:

Motorists traveling on Florida's Turnpike should continue to SW 120th Street.Exit at SW 120th Street and turn right.Turn left at SW 117th Avenue. Continue north on SW 117th Avenue and then right on SW 104th Street.Continue east on SW 104th Street (Killian Parkway) to access the entrance ramp to northbound SR 874 on the right.

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