Traffic disruptions this week will take place in Key Biscayne, the Homestead Extension of Florida’s Turnpike and Biscayne Boulevard – among others.
Workers have begun a $2.2 million project on Crandon Boulevard in Key Biscayne to improve safety for bicycle riders.
The work comes in the wake of a series of fatalities involving bike riders on the Rickenbacker Causeway which becomes Crandon Boulevard closer to the Village of Key Biscayne.
This phase of the work runs from the Crandon Park Marina to the Calusa Circle at the entrance to the village. The project includes enhancement of existing bike lanes with vibratory pavement markings, addition of a two-foot wide striped buffer between the vehicle lane and the bike lane, and painting the bike lanes green to increase their visibility.
The work, which began last week, will continue through December during weeknights from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
On the Turnpike, meanwhile, one or two lanes in each direction between Southwest 104th Street/Killian Parkway and Southwest 184th Street/Eureka Drive will be closed nightly between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. through Thursday.
On Southwest 211th Street/Cutler Ridge Boulevard, one eastbound or one westbound lane will be closed nightly between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. through Thursday and between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. through Friday.
On Caribbean Boulevard, one lane in each direction at the Turnpike interchange will be closed nightly between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. through Thursday and between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. through Friday.
On U.S. 1, one or two lanes in each direction will be closed nightly at the Turnpike interchange between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m through Thursday..
On State Road 874, the Don Shula Expressway, one or two lanes in either direction between Killian Parkway and the Turnpike interchange will be closed between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. through Thursday.
On Biscayne Boulevard, workers are repairing a 36-inch water main at Northeast 35th Terrace. The emergency repair is expected to take two weeks and work will occur 24-hours-a day for the duration of the project. During the first week, northbound traffic on Biscayne Boulevard will be reduced to one lane while two southbound lanes remain open. During the second week, southbound traffic on Biscayne Boulevard will be reduced to one lane and two northbound lanes will remain open.