Miami-Dade County

Traffic Watch: Construction to disrupt major highways

Major work will disrupt the commute this week on Florida’s Turnpike, State Roads 836, 826, 112 and Interstate 95.

Work to widen the Homestead Extension of Florida’s Turnpike from south of Killian Parkway to north of Sunset Drive is scheduled to begin this weekend. The $73.9 million job on the three-mile segment involves the widening of the road from 6 to 10 lanes, including express lanes similar to those in operation on Interstate 95.

In addition, the existing toll gantries on the northbound exit and southbound entrance ramps to/from Kendall Drive will be replaced with new gantries. The bridges over Kendall Drive and Sunset Drive will be widened and safety improvements, including new railings, will be made to the Killian Parkway overpass. As a result, one northbound turnpike lane between Killian Parkway and Sunset Drive will be closed nightly from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday, May 3, through Thursday, May 7.

Entrance ramps to eastbound State Road 836 from northbound and southbound Northwest 12th Avenue will be closed for striping through Thursday from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. each night and again from 11 p.m. Friday to 10 a.m. Saturday. Also, there will be other closures. Among them:

▪  The entrance ramps to westbound 836 from northbound and southbound Northwest 27th Avenue through Thursday from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. each night and again from 11 p.m. Friday to 10 a.m. Saturday.

▪  The eastbound 836 exit ramps to northbound and southbound NW 27th Avenue through Thursday from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. each night and again from 11 p.m. Friday to 10 a.m. Saturday.

Meanwhile, the ongoing ithe 826/836 Interchange reconstruction project will require the shut-down of the westbound 836 ramps to 826 north and south on Friday from 11:45 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Saturday.

Bridge work will close the exit ramp from westbound State Road 112 to Northwest 36th Street through Sunday from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. each night.

Another disruption will take place on the northbound I-95 ramp to Florida’s Turnpike and westbound 826 at the Golden Glades Interchange, which will be closed from 9 p.m. Thursday to 5:30 a.m. Friday for repaving.

Bridge demolition will close one northbound lane and one southbound lane on 826 between Northwest 84th Street and South River Drive until Thursday 5 a.m. Thursday. At the same time, all eastbound lanes on Northwest 138th Street will be closed at the 826 interchange.

All travel lanes on eastbound Northwest 12th Street between 82nd Avenue and Milam Dairy Road will be closed through Thursday from 10 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. each day for bridge removal.

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