Miami-Dade County

Traffic Watch: Roadwork to disrupt travel on Palmetto, I-95, turnpike and key roadways in Miami Beach, Hialeah and Miami

Roadwork this week will disrupt travel on State Road 826 as well as on I-95, Florida’s Turnpike and on key roadways in Miami Beach, Hialeah and Miami.

Workers involved in a project to build toll express lanes on 826, the Palmetto Expressway, will be conducting bridge demolition and placing temporary barrier walls, striping ramps and removing overhead sign structures. Closures include all eastbound and westbound lanes on NW 138th Street at the 826 junction through Friday from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. each day. Also, the entrance ramp on westbound NW 36th Street to southbound 826 will be closed from 11 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday. And from Thursday at 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Friday, the entrance ramp from westbound NW 36th Street to southbound 826 will be closed.

On I-95, all southbound lanes, including the express lanes at NW 53rd Street, will be closed for signage installation through Friday from 11 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. each day.

On the Homestead Extension of Florida’s Turnpike, where workers are building express lanes, one or two lanes in each direction will be closed between Killian Parkway and SW 152nd Street through Thursday between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. through Thursday. Also on the turnpike, two northbound or two southbound lanes will be closed between NW 12th Street and NW 41st Street through Friday from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. each day for signage work.

On 5th Street in Miami Beach, workers performing drainage work will close a westbound lane between Alton Road and West Avenue through 10 p.m. Friday,

In Hialeah, meanwhile, workers are to begin a project along Hialeah Drive/NW 54th Street from Okeechobee Road to East 4th Avenue and from East 10th Avenue to NW 7th Avenue. The $3.5 million project, which will last about 10 months, includes repaving, restriping, upgrading pedestrian ramps and traffic signals. Travel lanes will require closure at times.

On West Flagler Street, workers will begin planting palm trees from SW 72nd Avenue/Milam Dairy Road to SW 27th Avenue in Miami. The $205,000 project will take about two months to complete and require closure of travel lanes at times.