Miami Beach

Construction to close one westbound lane on Fifth Street this week

One westbound lane of Fifth Street between Alton Road and West Avenue in Miami Beach will be closed this week starting Wednesday night.

From 10 p.m. Wednesday to 10 p.m. Friday, the Florida Department of Transportation will close one outside westbound lane of Fifth Street right before the MacArthur Causeway for an underground drainage project. One westbound lane will remain open at all times. Drivers heading north on Alton Road who want to turn left at Fifth will have to merge into one lane during the closure.

FDOT says bad weather or other unexpected conditions may change this schedule.