4 New Ramps or Bridges at Palmetto Expressway-Dolphin Expressway Interchange Opening Sunday

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    NBC 6 South Florida

    All existing eastbound and westbound ramps from State Road 836 to southbound State Road 826 will close this weekend, while four new ramps or bridges to southbound State Road 826 will open on Sunday, officials say.

    Many changes will affect drivers at the interchange of SR 836 (the Dolphin Expressway) and SR 826 (the Palmetto Expressway), as part of the interchange reconstruction project being carried out by the Florida Department of Transportation and the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority.

    Nightly Lane Closures on Palmetto Expressway

    [MI] Nightly Lane Closures on Palmetto Expressway
    Northbound and southbound lanes on the Palmetto Expressway near Northwest 25th Street will close starting Friday through Thanksgiving. NBC 6's Laura Rodriguez has the story. (Published Thursday, Nov 21, 2013)

    They include:

    • Westbound Dolphin Expressway drivers who want to go south on the Palmetto Expressway, West Flagler Street or Southwest 8th Street will need to use the second southbound Palmetto exit.
    • Westbound Dolphin Expressway drivers who would like to head south on the Palmetto will need to exit immediately after the northbound Palmetto exit ramp. There will be no access to West Flagler Street or Southwest 8th Street from that bridge, officials say.
    • Eastbound Dolphin Expressway drivers who want to go south on the Palmetto will continue to use the existing exit. However, there will be no access to West Flagler Street or Southwest 8th Street from that ramp.

    Express Lanes to Be Added to Palmetto

    [MI] Express Lanes to Be Added to Palmetto
    New plans are in place to add express lanes to State Road 826, known as the Palmetto Expressway. NBC 6's Myriam Masihy spoke with Judy Solaun-Gonzalez from the Florida Department of Transportation about the expansion. (Published Wednesday, Sep 4, 2013)

     

     

    • Eastbound Dolphin Expressway drivers who would like to go south on the Palmetto and exit onto West Flagler Street or Southwest 8th Street must stay on the mainline Dolphin Expressway to access the new ramp.

     

    A variety of lane closures will take effect – beginning at 10 p.m. Friday and lasting through the overnight hours, with more changes beginning at 9 p.m. Saturday – in advance of the openings of the new ramps or bridges on Sunday.

    For more information about the SR 826/SR 836 Interchange Reconstruction Project, see www.826-836.com.

    Drivers can also call 511 before they head out on the roads or log on to www.fl511.com for real-time traffic and lane closure information.