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Road closures on Dolphin Expressway, Florida’s Turnpike over the weekend

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The westbound Dolphin Expressway ramps to the Palmetto Expressway are closed over the weekend.

The closure started at 10 p.m. on Friday. They will reopen on Monday at 5:00 a.m.

Westbound drivers on SR 836 going south to SR 826 can:

▪ Continue west on SR 836

▪ Access the West Flagler Street/SR 826 south ramp

▪ Exit at the West Flagler/SR 826 south ramp

Westbound drivers on SR 836 going north to SR 826 can:

▪ Exit at NW 72nd Avenue

▪ Make a slight left to NW 11th Street

▪ Go west on NW 11th Street to access the northbound SR 826 ramp after Milam Dairy Road

During the closure, contractors will pour concrete for a new bridge and let it cure. The work is part of the SR 826/SR 836 Interchange Reconstruction Project.

The exit ramp from westbound State Road 112 to NW 36th Street will be closed for temporary retaining wall construction and delivery of construction materials on Saturday and Sunday from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. each night.

Westbound drivers on SR 112 can:

▪ Continue west past the NW 36th Street exit

▪ Exit at NW 42nd Avenue/Le Jeune Road South

▪ Turn left at NW 28th Street

▪ Turn left at NW 40th Avenue

▪ Turn left at NW 29th Street

▪ Turn right at NW 42nd Avenue/Le Jeune Road

▪ Continue straight to NW 36th Street

In Broward, drivers on Florida’s Turnpike won’t be able to exit at Hollywood/Pines Boulevard this weekend.

The northbound and southbound Turnpike exit ramps are closed from 9 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Monday. The southbound SunPass-only exit ramp to westbound Pines Boulevard will remain open.

Drivers on Florida’s Turnpike can:

▪ Exit at Griffin Road, then go east to U.S. 441 and then south to Hollywood Boulevard.

The work is part of a project to convert the Hollywood/Pines Boulevard and Griffin Road interchanges to all-electronic tolling.

Project coordinators say it’s important to get the bulk of the work done when traffic is lighter.

“That’s why we do this on a weekend. Even though there are people traveling on the highways, it’s not like a peak when people are trying to get to work Monday through Friday,” explained Oscar Gonzalez with the 826/836 project.

He urged drivers to be aware of the closures and leave plenty of extra time when heading out.

“Make sure that you know the information, that you follow the signs,” Gonzalez said. “Make sure you follow the speed limit; you don’t want to go too fast through a construction zone or an area that has road closures. You want to be safe not just for yourself but those workers that are working on the roadway.”

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