Miami-Dade County

Traffic Watch: New temporary exit ramp from Gratigny to Palmetto

The Miami-Dade Expressway Authority is reviving a rebate program for drivers who pay the most on the five toll expressways it manages.
The Miami-Dade Expressway Authority is reviving a rebate program for drivers who pay the most on the five toll expressways it manages. El Nuevo Herald

Commuter travel this week will be disrupted on the Gratigny Parkway, the Palmetto and Dolphin Expressways, Florida’s Turnpike and NW 87th Avenue in Doral.

Workers on Friday will switch traffic on the Gratigny Parkway to a new temporary exit ramp to southbound State Road 826 — the Palmetto Expressway — as part of a project to build express tolls lanes on the Palmetto. As a result, all westbound lanes on the Gratigny at the junction with the Palmetto will be closed from 11 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday.

Meanwhile, one lane on the northbound I-95 ramp to 826 westbound and Florida’s Turnpike will be closed nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. through Thursday and again Friday and Saturday from midnight to 6 a.m. for roadwork.

Ramps to State Road 836 — the Dolphin Expressway — from NW 12th Avenue, NW 27th Avenue and NW 57th Avenue will be closed for installation of electronic toll equipment through Thursday from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. nightly.

On the Homestead Extension of Florida’s Turnpike, one or two lanes in each direction will be closed nightly at various locations between SW 216th Street and Eureka Drive between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. through Thursday. Also, one lane in either direction will be closed nightly at the Turnpike interchange with Quail Roost Drive between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. through Thursday, and between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. through Friday. Similarly, all eastbound or westbound lanes will be closed nightly at the Turnpike interchange with Caribbean Boulevard between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. through Thursday and between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. through Friday.

Traffic on NW 87th Avenue in Doral has been shifted to the east side of the roadway between NW 21st Terrace and NW 27th Street. The new pattern is expected to be in place for approximately one month and will allow workers to reconstruct the west side of NW 87th Avenue.

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