Traffic

Big road beams are going up —so highway traffic will shut down on 836

General view of construction on LeJeune Road between 11th and 14th Street on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, during construction projects.
General view of construction on LeJeune Road between 11th and 14th Street on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, during construction projects. rkoltun@miamiherald.com

You certainly have noticed the ongoing construction work on the 836/Dolphin Expressway thanks to all the construction.

The Miami-Dade Expressway Authority, the agency responsible for the road work, feels your pain.

“There’s just so many closures! But at the end we’ll have a new SR 836,” an MDX spokeswoman joked in an email with a reporter.

Most of the work that has led to lane and 836 ramp closures has been done mostly in the late-night and early-morning hours. In some cases, all lanes of the expressway or surrounding roads have been closed.

On Thursday, MDX issued an alert on a coming complete closure of eastbound State Road 836 at Northwest 42nd Avenue that begins this Friday through Monday nights. The closures will start at 11 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday nights. Lanes will reopen at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday mornings and 5 a.m. Monday and Tuesday mornings.

There will be several complete closures of SR 836 over the next few weeks as contractors are installing beams for the new eastbound right hand exit to Miami International Airport.

“The LeJeune interchange is being reconstructed to dramatically improve traffic flow for drivers entering and exiting the expressway,” MDX spokeswoman Yvette Holt said in an email to the Miami Herald.

Here’s what you need to know.

Drivers going northbound on Northwest 42nd Avenue/LeJeune Road can:

▪ Turn right on Northwest 14th Street.

▪ Turn right on Northwest 37th Avenue.

▪ Take the entrance to eastbound SR 836 on the left.

Drivers going southbound on Northwest 42nd Avenue/LeJeune Road can:

▪ Turn left on Northwest Seventh Street.

▪ Turn left on Northwest 37th Avenue.

▪ Take the entrance to eastbound SR 836 on the right.

Drivers wishing to continue eastbound on SR 836 can:

▪ Take the exit to southbound Northwest 42nd Avenue/LeJeune Road.

▪ Turn left on Northwest Seventh Street.

▪ Turn left on Northwest 37th Avenue.

▪ Take the entrance to eastbound SR 836 on the right.

Drivers can also check the MDX website at http://www.mdxway.com to see scheduled closures and register to receive traffic alerts by email.

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