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Expect more early morning traffic for the next week as a Dolphin Expressway ramp closes

The newest highway closure coming to Miami-Dade county will be affecting parts of the Dolphin Expressway.

The Interstate 395/SR 836/Interstate 95 Design-Build Project has brought a great many road closures throughout the county, all of which usually take place in the overnight hours.

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The newest closures will be affecting lanes on the Dolphin Expressway and a single entrance ramp.

The entrance ramp to westbound SR 836 from Northwest 17th Avenue will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday from 10 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. each night.

Going northbound on Northwest 17th Avenue:

Turn left onto Northwest 7th Street

Turn right onto Northwest 27th Avenue

Take entrance to westbound SR 836 on left

Going southbound on Northwest 17th Avenue:

Continue on southbound NW 17th Avenue

Turn right onto NW 7th Street

Turn right onto NW 27th Avenue

Take entrance to westbound SR 836 on left

The same ramp will be getting a more permanent closure on Nov. 8.

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Detour route for drivers going southbound on Northwest 17th Avenue. Florida Department of Transportation/Miami-Dade Expressway Authority

Starting at 10 p.m. the ramp will be closed around the clock until 5:30 a.m. on Nov. 11.

The Florida Department of Transportation and Miami-Dade Expressway Authority say these closures are necessary to allow contractors to drive concrete piles into the ground to widen sections of the existing bridges.

A single lane on westbound SR 836 from I-95 to Northwest 17th Avenue will also be closed Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 8, from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. each night.

Another single lane on eastbound SR 836 from Northwest 17th Avenue to I-95 will be closed on Friday from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.

Miami Herald Real Time Reporter Devoun Cetoute covers breaking news, Florida theme parks and general assignment. He attends the University of Florida and grew up in Miami. Theme parks are on his mind in and out of the office.
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