Traffic alert: New temporary ramp on Palmetto Expressway now open

A new temporary ramp from southbound State Road 826 to Southwest Eighth Street opened Monday morning.

Drivers on the Palmetto Expressway heading south and going to Eight Street will need to exit about a half-mile earlier at the ramp currently used to access West Flagler Street. Once on the ramp lanes, drivers heading to West Flagler Street will exit to the right while drivers going to Eighth Street will stay left to get there.

Anyone not using the new ramp will need to continue south and exit at Coral Way.

The temporary ramp will be used for about three to four weeks.

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