Miami-Dade County

Traffic to be disrupted on Krome Avenue near Kendall Drive

Four major disruptions will hamper the commute this week on major roads and highways in Miami-Dade County.

One will take place on Krome Avenue near Kendall Drive this coming weekend. Beginning 6 a.m. Saturday and continuing until 6 a.m. Tuesday, workers will close the railroad crossing on Krome Avenue just south of Kendall Drive, between Kendall Drive and Southwest 100th Street, weather permitting. Traffic will be detoured from Krome Avenue and directed to follow signs to alternate local streets. During the closing of the CSX railroad crossing, workers will replace the existing tracks and crossing surface to widen the road and improve ride quality.

Another major disruption will occur in Hialeah. Beginning 9 p.m. Friday, a full closure of the intersection of Northwest 57th Avenue/West Fourth Avenue/Red Road and Northwest 138th Street/West 84th Street will take place while workers perform water main installation. The closure are scheduled to last until 5:30 a.m. Monday. A detour will be in place to guide motorists around the work zone. The work is part of overall improvements along Northwest 57th Avenue underway from West 53rd to West 84th streets in Hialeah. The project began January 2015 and is estimated to last through June 2017 at an estimated cost of almost $41 million.

On Interstate 95, up to four southbound lanes, including the express lanes, from Northwest 32nd to 47th streets will be closed 10 p.m. Friday to 10 a.m. Saturday. The work is part of the overall maintenance of Interstate 95 and will allow workers to make repairs to the bridge deck and roadway along southbound I-95 at Northwest 35th Street.

A fourth major disruption will take place at the junction of Interstate 75 and Florida's Turnpike. All lanes of the southbound Turnpike at I-75 will be closed nightly from midnight to 5 a.m. through Thursday. Motorists can exit at Northwest 57th Avenue/Red Road (Exit 43), continue north on Northwest 57th Avenue/Red Road and turn west onto Miramar Parkway to enter southbound I-75 and then take the entrance ramp to re-enter the southbound Turnpike (Exit 5).

In ongoing projects, meanwhile, one lane on the westbound State Road 836 turn-around ramp to Milam Dairy Road/Northwest 72nd Avenue/West Flagler Street/State Road 826 south will be closed from 10 p.m. Wednesday until 5:30 a.m. Thursday as part of the 836-826 interchange renovation.

On 836, some ramps eastbound and westbound from Northwest 87th Avenue on the west to Northwest 27th Avenue on the east will closed or restricted in various configurations through Thursday or Friday generally from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the next day.

On the Turnpike's Homestead Extension, 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. through Thursday for widening and construction of express lanes. Also, all northbound laned between Southwest 120th to 152nd streets will be closed from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly through Thursday. In addition, one lane in either direction between Southwest 104th to 184th streets may be closed nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. through Thursday.

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