Miami-Dade County

Some William Lehman Causeway lanes will be shut again ⁠— this time for repairs

Nearly a week after a ruptured sewage pipe shut down a causeway near the Aventura Mall, Miami-Dade County is warning late-night commuters that the westbound lanes will be closed for repairs.

The “final paving and road restoration” on the William Lehman Causeway — which links U.S. 1 and A1A in Northeast Miami-Dade — will begin at 9 p.m. Wednesday and should be completed by 4 a.m. Thursday.

“Once the paving is complete, the lanes will reopen to traffic,” the county said.

The work comes after Aventura police closed the east-west causeway 10 p.m. Sept. 12 due to the burst sewage pipe. The eastbound lanes reopened Friday, and the westbound lanes opened Saturday.

The 24-inch pipe, which is 12 feet underground and underneath the water table in the area, was installed in 1979. The issue was brought to the attention of officials after a car hit a pothole on the causeway Thursday night.

Carli Teproff grew up in Northeast Miami-Dade and graduated from Florida International University in 2003. She became a full-time reporter for the Miami Herald in 2005 and now covers breaking news.