Traffic Watch: Projects on U.S. 441, SR 836, Turnpike to cause disruptions

Two new projects and several ongoing ones will tie up traffic this week in Miami-Dade County.

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is scheduled to begin a roadway project this week along State Road 7, also known as U.S. 441 or Eighth Avenue from Southwest Eighth Street to Northwest Third Street in Miami. The $646,000 project will last approximately four months and includes repaving and upgrading curb ramps. Travel lanes will be restricted at times.

Also, from 6 a.m. Saturday until midnight Monday, workers will close the railroad crossing on Northwest 27th Avenue between Northwest 73rd and 75th streets in Miami-Dade County. The closing will allow workers to make repairs to the FEC Railway.

As for existing projects, the entrance ramp to eastbound State Road 836 from southbound Northwest 12th Avenue will be closed for adjustments to an electronic toll collection gantry through Thursday from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. each night.

Also, the northbound Turnpike exit to Southwest 211th Street will be closed nightly between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. through Thursday, Sept. 24. Also, the southbound Turnpike entrance ramp from Snapper Creek service plaza will close permanently beginning at 10 p.m. Thursday. Starting at 5 a.m. Friday, motorists will need to use a newly constructed entrance ramp to enter the southbound Turnpike via the on-ramp at Southwest 120th Street.