Traffic

Projects on Coral Reef Drive, Biscayne Boulevard to slow traffic

A project on Coral Reef Drive in south Miami-Dade will be among the new and ongoing roadwork that hamper the commute this week in the county.

On May 25, all traffic on Coral Reef Drive from just west of Southwest 93rd Avenue to just west of Southwest 97th Avenue was to be shifted to the south side of the roadway and the westbound and eastbound travel lanes reduced to one lane in each direction. This traffic pattern is to be in effect for approximately six weeks to allow workers to repair and resurface the north section of the bridge over the C-100 Canal.

Workers also plan to begin two new roadway projects June 19 on Biscayne Boulevard from Northeast 32nd to 38th streets and on Northeast 36th Street from North Miami Avenue to east of Northeast Fifth Avenue, both in Miami.

The projects, with a combined cost of about $1.8 million, will take roughly six months to complete.

The Biscayne Boulevard project includes installation of raised medians and widening of the roadway at various locations. Meanwhile, the Northeast 36th Street project involves, among other things, repaving and restriping the roadway and upgrading pedestrian ramps.

Another new project was to begin this week on Tamiami Trail. Workers were to place traffic on a newly widened section of roadway from Everglades Safari Park to east of Osceola Camp. A continuous flagging operation was scheduled for approximately 60 hours, or until Thursday evening, to allow for the traffic shift to take place. During this time, only one travel lane will be open on this section of Tamiami Trail. Once the switch is complete, one eastbound and one westbound lane will be open on the north side of this section of roadway.

On Interstate 95, meanwhile, two northbound general purpose lanes from Northwest 29th to 50th streets will be closed from 11p.m. Friday to 5:30 a.m. Monday. A third lane also will be closed at 11 p.m. nightly and reopened at 11 a.m. the next morning. Similarly, one lane on the westbound Interstate 195 to northbound I-95 also will be closed from 11 p.m. Friday to 5:30 a.m. Monday.

Also on I-95, all northbound express lanes from the Golden Glades Interchange to State Road 112 (the Airport Expressway) will be closed nightly from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. the next day through Thursday.

Similarly, all southbound express lanes will be closed nightly through Saturday from the Golden Glades Interchange to SR 112 between 9 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. the next day. Closures on Friday and Saturday will be from 11 p.m. to 11 a.m. the next day.

Then, on the Homestead Extension of Florida's Turnpike, several nightly closures will take place from Campbell Drive to State Road 836 (the Dolphin Expressway).

At Campbell Drive, there will be work to improve the interchange, while the rest of the roadwork will be for widening of the Turnpike and express lane construction.

Among closures: northbound or southbound lanes at various locations between Campbell Drive and south of Southwest 288th Street through Thursday from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. the next day; southbound or northbound lanes between Eureka Drive and Killian Parkway through Thursday from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the next day; northbound and southbound lanes at various locations between Sunset Drive and Bird Road through Thursday from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. the next morning; northbound and southbound lanes at various locations between Bird Road and SR 836 through Thursday from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. the next day.

Meanwhile, workers of All Aboard Florida involved in the construction of the Brightline passenger train service to Orlando will close a rail crossing at the intersection of Northeast 151st Street and the Florida East Coast Railway from 7 a.m. June 14 to 6 p.m. June 23.

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