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Four-mile traffic jam knots Florida’s Turnpike northbound lanes near I-75

A Miami Herald file photo shows a traffic jam on Florida’s Turnpike. .
A Miami Herald file photo shows a traffic jam on Florida’s Turnpike. . Walter Michot

Planned construction on Florida’s Turnpike means a rough morning for northbound Miami-Dade County commuters.

The two right lanes on the turnpike northbound before Interstate 75 are blocked as of 7:30 a.m. Traffic is backed up four miles, and the snarl extends beyond Northwest 74th Street, according to the Florida Department of Transportation.

FDOT did not immediately answer a call asking when the jam was expected to clear up but tweeted that “motorists are asked to proceed with caution and to expect delays.”

Update: FDOT tweeted at 8:31 a.m. that congestion in the area had been cleared.

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