Miami-Dade County

Road, landscape projects to delay traffic on several Miami-Dade streets

Several new projects and a few ongoing ones will delay Miami-Dade County commuters this week on a number of major roads and expressways.

Roadway reconstruction has begun on Southwest First Street from Southwest 17th to 24th avenues in Miami. The $8.78-million project will last approximately 1½ years and also includes new lighting, traffic signals and paving markings.

Landscaping also will take place on Northwest/Northeast 79th Street from Northwest 14th Avenue to North Bayshore Drive. The $120,000-project will last approximately three months and features planting of trees and palms.

Another new project involves roadway work on Tamiami Trail from west of Loop Road to west of Mile Marker 29. The $4.18-million project will last approximately six months and includes repaving and restriping, as well as rebuilding several turn lanes.

Lane restrictions will begin on Interstate 95 because of the installation of new overhead signs, which also will impact State Road 112 and Northwest 39th Street at Northwest 10th Avenue. The $3.01-million project will last approximately six months.

As for ongoing projects, there will be nighttime restrictions and closures on ramps along State Road 836 from Northwest 87th Avenue in the west to Northwest 27th Avenue in the east through Thursday, generally from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the next day.

Also, all lanes on southbound Northwest 42nd Avenue/LeJeune Road between Northwest 11th Street and Northwest 16th Street will be closed through Thursday for median work and sheet piling from 10 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. each night.

Meanwhile, on the Homestead Extension of Florida's Turnpike, up to two lanes in either direction between Southwest 216th Street and Eureka Drive may be closed nightly from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each day through Thursday for adding lanes and express lane construction.

And workers will close West 65th Street from Northwest 57th Avenue/West Fourth Avenue/Red Road to West Second Court so workers can continue water main installation and roadway reconstruction on Red Road. The closure will last approximately one month.