Miami-Dade County

Traffic Watch: Switched ramps at Gratigny and the Palmetto

This week’s traffic disruptions will take place on several expressways and surface roads.

Workers assigned to the Palmetto Express Lanes project have switched traffic on the Gratigny Parkway to two new temporary exit ramps from the westbound Parkway to southbound State Road 826, the Palmetto Expressway, and from southbound 826 to NW 138th Street.

As part of the switch, the exit ramp from southbound 826 to Northwest 138th Street will be closed nightly Wednesday to Saturday from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. each time. Also on Friday and Saturday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each day, one southbound lane on 826 will be closed at the Northwest 138th Street exit ramp.

As part of the same project, there will be closures on the Gratigny Parkway. On Friday and Saturday, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each time, one westbound lane will be closed at the 826 interchange.

The northbound lanes of I-95 to the westbound entrance to State Road 112, the Airport Expressway, and the eastbound ramp of I-95 north of Northest 35th Street, will be closed for sign installation through Friday from 11 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. each night.

Multiple closures also will take place on State Road 836, the Dolphin Expressway. Among them: the entrance ramps to eastbound 836 from both northbound and southbound Northwest 12th Avenue for installation of electronic toll equipment from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. through Thursday each night.

In North Miami-Dade, one lane on the northbound I-95 ramp to Florida’s Turnpike and westbound 826 will be closed nightly between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. through Thursday. From 9 p.m. Thursday to 5:30 a.m. Friday. two lanes may be closed for maintenance from northbound I-95 to Florida’s Turnpike and westbound 826

Meanwhile, a new pedestrian safety device was activated at Collins Avenue south of 69th Street in Miami Beach. The device, known as a High-intensity Activated Cross Walk beacon or HAWK, combines a pedestrian signal with red and yellow lights to inform motorists when to stop.