MIAMI (WSVN) — Several changes to the Dolphin and Palmetto Expressways will once again take drivers on different routes to their destinations this weekend.
A Florida Department of Transportation representative said the 836 westbound traffic shift will eventually move all traffic south into the old eastbound 836 lanes that were previously closed.
The following closures will allow the contractor to shift all westbound SR 836, also known as the Dolphin Expressway, mainline traffic to the south from east of Northwest 72nd Avenue to east of SR 826, or the Palmetto Expressway, on Sunday morning.
On Friday, from 10 p.m. to Saturday, at 7 a.m., the two mainline westbound lanes on the SR 836 will be closed at the Northwest 72nd Avenue/SR 826 exit ramp. One mainline lane will remain open but drivers will be able to access the Northwest 72nd Avenue/SR 826 connecting ramp and merge back to the westbound SR 836 travel lanes.
On Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., one mainline westbound lane on SR 836 will be closed at the Northwest 72nd Avenue/SR 826 exit ramp. Two mainline lanes will remain open.
On Saturday, from 10 p.m. to Sunday, at 7 a.m., three mainline westbound lanes on SR 836 will be closed at the Northwest 72nd Avenue/SR 826 exit ramp. Drivers will be diverted to the Northwest 72nd Avenue/SR 826 connector ramp where they can merge back into the westbound SR 836 travel lanes. Drivers will also be able to connect with north or southbound SR 826.
Please note that this schedule may change due to bad weather or other unforeseen conditions. For more information about the SR 826/SR 836 interchange reconstruction project, please go to www.826-836.Com.
Drivers are encouraged to call 511 before they drive or log on to www.Fl511.Com to get real-time traffic and lane closure information. FDOT reminds drivers that wearing a safety belt is the single most effective way to protect people and reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes. Please drive cautiously in work zones.
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