Miami-Dade County

Traffic Watch: Three projects on different parts of Miami-Dade will disrupt regular traffic patterns

One of the biggest traffic disruptions of the week will take place Sunday for the annual Three Kings Parade in Little Havana.

The parade route stretches along Calle Ocho (Southwest Eighth Street), between Fourth and 17th avenues. Traffic moving east or west on Calle Ocho will be detoured since the road will be closed before noon between those locations. Traffic moving south or north on avenues crossing Calle Ocho between Fourth and 17th avenues also will be detoured during the parade.

Meanwhile, three major road projects will detour traffic in certain parts of the county.

One will take place along West Fourth Avenue from West 53rd Street to West 84th Street in Hialeah. The $41.1 million project involves widening of the roadway as well as installing a water main, a median and drainage systems. The project is scheduled to begin Monday and last about 2 ½ years.

Another project will take place along Northwest 57th Avenue (Red Road), from Northwest 202nd Street (Honey Hill Road), in Miami Gardens, to Florida’s Turnpike in Miramar. The project involves repaving the roadway, installing drainage, curbs and gutters, a sidewalk and pedestrian signals. The $1.2 million project, scheduled to begin Monday, will continue for about five months.

The third project takes place along Biscayne Boulevard from Northeast 121st Street to Northeast 151st Street. The $3.1-million project involves reconstruction of sidewalks, ramps and turning lanes and repaving of the roadway. The work was to begin this week and last eight months.