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Lane closures begin on North Beach streets for drainage upgrades

Dutch water-management expert advises on sea-level-rise in Miami

Dutch water-management expert Henk Ovink tours Miami Beach’s sea-level-rise resiliency projects. Henk Ovink (right) talks to Miami Beach Assistant City Engineer Roger Buell during the short tour.
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Dutch water-management expert Henk Ovink tours Miami Beach’s sea-level-rise resiliency projects. Henk Ovink (right) talks to Miami Beach Assistant City Engineer Roger Buell during the short tour.

The Florida Department of Transportation has begun construction to improve drainage along two main streets in northwest Miami Beach.

Sections of 71st Street and Normandy Drive that run along Normandy Isle will get new curbs, gutters, driveways and sidewalks as part of the $100,000 project. The work will be done between Rue Bordeaux and Trouville Esplanade.

Animation shows how water moves through pump system that have been installed in several locations in Miami Beach and is being installed in many neighborhoods around the city.

The project is expected to be completed in July.

One lane on each street will be closed during these days and times:

▪ 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., weekdays and weekends.

▪ 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., Sunday through Thursday nights.

▪ 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., Friday and Saturday nights.

This video shows roads and properties in Miami Beach that would be underwater with three feet of sea level rise, which current projections indicate could happen by 2050. The animation was created using LIDAR aerial survey data from 2007 and 2015,

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