Miami-Dade County

Traffic Watch: Work ahead on Florida’s Turnpike and Biscayne Boulevard

Because of the Fourth of July holiday this weekend, roadwork will not be as widespread although construction will still take place on and around Florida’s Turnpike and on Biscayne Boulevard.

All northbound lanes on the turnpike will be slowed to 15 mph. approaching Southwest 120th Street for about 20 minutes between midnight Thursday and 4 a.m, Friday.

One or two northbound or southbound turnpike lanes will be closed nightly through Thursday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each time.

On U.S. 1, one of two lanes in each direction will be closed nightly at the turnpike between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. each time through Thursday.

On State Road 874, the Don Shula Expressway, one or two lanes in either direction between Killian Parkway and the turnpike will be closed between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. each night through Thursday.

In another project, the Florida Department of Transportation has begun pedestrian enhancement work along sections of Biscayne Boulevard from Northeast 13th to 78th streets at a cost of $816,801. The work, which will take about five months to complete, includes upgrading pedestrian signals, installing mid-block pedestrian crosswalks with flashing lights, and repaving and striping the roadway.