Alton Road Construction Begins Monday

Construction in South Beach on 15-block stretch of Alton Road

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    A makeover for a major thoroughfare begins Monday morning on South Beach as crews will be making upgrades on Alton Road. Residents Sharon Jacobson and Sylvia Moss comment. (Published Monday, Apr 1, 2013)

    A makeover for a major thoroughfare begins Monday morning on South Beach as crews will be making upgrades on Alton Road.

    The work began at 9 a.m. and will affect Alton road from 5th Street near the MacArthur Causeway all the way to Michigan Avenue - more than 15 blocks.

    Alton Road Construction to Begin Monday

    [MI] Alton Road Construction to Begin Monday
    A makeover for a major thoroughfare begins Monday morning on South Beach as crews will be making upgrades on Alton Road. (Published Monday, Apr 1, 2013)

    Between Michigan Avenue and Dade Boulevard, the middle lanes were closed in both directions as engineers tore up a median to replace a buried water main.

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    Alton Road Project Gets Underway Monday

    [MI] Alton Road Project Gets Underway Monday
    The $35 million Alton Road roadway project, which will help fix persistent flooding problems on the Miami Beach thoroughfare, begins Monday. FDOT senior project engineer Enrique Tamayo spoke about the effort. (Published Friday, Mar 29, 2013)

    "It's gonna be a logistical nightmare for us," resident Sharon Jacobson said.

    Crews will be repaving the street, adding new lighting, traffic signals, barriers, and new sidewalks. The sidewalk expansion will also make 80 parking spaces disappear.

    Miami Beach Flooding Project Could Cause Traffic Nightmare

    [MI] Miami Beach Flooding Project Could Cause Traffic Nightmare
    The Florida Department of Transportation hopes a $35 million project will bring a fix to the flooding and also bring major repair work to one of Miami Beach's main arteries, Alton Road. But another project will be happening simultaneously, on another main artery: Collins Avenue. Mayank Chadha, Octave May, Henry Stolar ad Ali comment. (Published Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013)

    "That's not good, that's not good. You know parking is horrible to begin with," Jacobson said.

    In a later phase, workers will also install three new pumping stations between 5th and 14th Streets to help alleviate flooding that often covers Alton Road.

    "The pumping stations are really a necessity," Miami Beach resident Sylvia Moss said. "When there's a flood we're always worried that something could happen to our property."

    The project is expected to last 845 days.

    "It's a great place to live, I guess that's the price you have to pay," Jacobson said.

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