Miami-Dade County

New Okeechobee Road project to restrict traffic about three months

Workers will begin restricting traffic lanes this week at the corner of Okeechobee Road and West 12 Avenue/Northwest 74 Street in Hialeah.

The reason: a new roadway project that will cost an estimated $148,000 and take about three months to complete.

The work includes repaving, restriping, a new left-turn signal, relocating pedestrian crossings, new sidewalk, curb and gutter.

In ongoing road projects, meanwhile, up to two lanes on the Homestead Extension of Florida's Turnpike may be closed in either direction between Southwest 216th Street and Eureka Drive from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through Thursday for widening and construction of express lanes.

Also on the Turnpike, one lane in either direction between Eureka Drive and Killian Parkway may be closed nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 p.m. through Thursday. If necessary, two lanes in each direction may be closed nightly from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

In another closure on the Turnpike, one lane either northbound or southbound will be closed from Killian Parkway to Kendall Drive nightly beginning at 9:30 p.m. and expanding to a two-lane closure at 10:30 p.m. Thursday for installation of a temporary concrete barrier. All lanes will reopen Friday at 5 a.m.

On another Turnpike stretch, up to two lanes northbound and southbound at various locations between Sunset Drive and Bird Road may be closed nightly through Thursday. The first lane closes at 9:30 p.m., and the second at 10:30 p.m. Both will reopen at 5 a.m. the next day.

Meanwhile, on State Road 112, the westbound exit ramp to East Okeechobee Road will be closed for tree trimming and drainage work on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

On State Road 836, westbound lanes will be closed at Northwest 97th Avenue through Thursday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for installation of tolling equipment.

Separately, the entrance ramps to eastbound 836 from northbound Northwest 27th Avenue will be intermittently closed for paving through Thursday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., and again on 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 paving through Thursday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night and again Friday from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Saturday.

The Northwest 87th Avenue entrance ramp to eastbound 836 and northbound State Road 826 will be closed through Thursday for restriping and barrier wall installation through Thursday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly and again on Friday and Saturday from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. each day.

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