Miami-Dade County

Traffic Watch: Lanes closing on 4 expressways for roadwork

Disruptions this week will delay commuters on at least four expressways and one major arterial road in Miami-Dade.

Delays are expected on state roads 112, 826, 836 and Florida’s Turnpike, as well as on Milam Dairy Road.

On 826, the Palmetto Expressway, all northbound lanes will be closed from south of West Flagler Street to 836 between 11 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Saturday. The ramp from West Flagler to northbound 826 also will be closed between 10 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Saturday. The shutdown will allow the contractor to work on a bridge over the roadway.

On 836, the Dolphin Expressway, two lanes southbound on Northwest 27th Avenue and LeJeune Road at the expressway will be closed for sign installation through Friday from 9 p.m. to 10:30 a.m. each day.

On 112, alternate lanes on the eastbound and westbound expressway between Northwest 42nd Avenue/LeJeune Road and Northwest 12th Avenue will be closed for lighting work and sign installation through Friday from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. each night.

On the Homestead Extension of Florida’s Turnpike, lane and ramp closures will continue as part of the construction of express lanes. As a result, the turnpike will be widened to eight and 12 lanes, and the State Road 874 interchange will be realigned. Construction began in March 2014 and is scheduled to be completed in early 2017 at an approximate cost of $145.3 million.

Meanwhile, the Florida Department of Transportation plans to begin roadwork along Northwest 72nd Avenue/Milam Dairy Road at 74th Street in Hialeah and Medley. The project, which is expected to take three months to complete and cost $199,000, includes reconstruction of sidewalks, curbs and gutters, and repaving.