Miami-Dade County

Traffic Watch: Toll-lane construction to squeeze cars on turnpike

Drivers should brace for slow-ups on the turnpike this week due to construction.
Drivers should brace for slow-ups on the turnpike this week due to construction.

The commute this week will be disrupted by roadwork on several expressways and surface roads.

They include the Homestead Extension of Florida's Turnpike, State Roads 874, 836 and 826 as well as 57th Avenue and Quail Roost Drive.

On Florida’s Turnpike, up to two lanes in either direction may be closed nightly between Southwest 216th and184th streets from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., thnrough Thursday for widening and toll express lane construction.

Also on the turnpike, one lane in either direction between Southwest 184th and 04th streets may be closed nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., through Thursday, for widening and toll express lane construction.

Meanwhile, up to two lanes northbound and southbound may be closed nightly at various locations between Southwest 72nd Street and 40th streets from 9:30 p.m.Thursday to 5 a.m., Friday.

Resurfacing also will close lanes on the turnpike. Up to two southbound or northbound lanes at various locations will be closed nightly between Northwest 106th Street and I-75 through Thursday.

On 874, one lane in either direction between the turnpike interchange and Killian Parkway may be closed nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., through Thursday, for work associated with turnpike widening and express lane construction.

The entrance ramp to westbound 836 from northbound and southbound Northwest 27th Avenue will be intermittently closed for bridge beam installation through Thursday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night and again from 11 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday.

Meanwhile, the entrance ramp to eastbound 836 from Northwest 37th Avenue will be intermittently closed for the same purpose through Thursday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night and again Friday from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Saturday.

Also, the entrance ramp to eastbound 836 from northbound and southbound Northwest 42nd Avenue will be intermittently closed for the same task through Thursday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night and again Friday from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Saturday.

All lanes on Northwest 37th Avenue between 14th Street and 13th streets will be closed for beam installation through Thursday from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. each night and again Friday from 11 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Saturday.

Another full closure will take place on Northwest 57th Avenue between Blue Lagoon Drive and 12th Street for bridge demolition from 11 p.m. Friday to 5:30 a.m. Saturday.

Meanwhile, Old Cutler Road from Southwest 63rd Avenue to Cartagena Plaza will have lane restrictions this week for road work involving widening of the bicycle lane and installation of drainage — among other tasks.

On Quail Roost Drive, all lanes at the Turnpike interchange will be closed from 10 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday for work associated with turnpike widening and toll express lane construction.

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