Drivers should expect delays on State Road 826 as crews make improvements to the highway.
"There's no more sneaking by," said Department of Transportation project spokesman Oscaar Gonzalez of closing the old flyover from 836 west to 826 south.
Westbound drivers on State Road 836, otherwise known as Dolphin Expressway, or those heading north or south on the 826 or Palmetto Expressway will need to exit one mile earlier at the NW 72nd Ave. and SR 826 exit.
They won't have to go through any traffic lights.
The westbound SR 836 flyover ramp to southbound SR 826 on the left hand side will be permanently closed as part of the Interchange Reconstruction Project.
An expanded new ramp is expected to open by May 2013 with two lanes instead of one.
According to the department of transportation, the project includes the reconstruction and widening of both S.R. 826 AND S.R. 836, the construction of a four-level interchange and modification of the Flagler Street/ S.R. 826 and Milam Dairy Road/ NW72 Avenue/ S.R. 836 interchanges.
The department says the project will reduce travel time and provide more direct connections and access between S.R. 826 and S.R. 836, among other benefits.
The construction project began in November 2009. The project is scheduled to be completed by Fall of 2015, barring extreme weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances.
For more information and the project and the new traffic pattern click here.