Temporary ramp from 836 to 826 opens Friday

By Janine Stanwood, Reporter, jstanwood@Local10.com
Published On: Nov 29 2012 03:42:34 PM EST
Updated On: Nov 30 2012 10:44:25 AM EST

The project to overhaul the SR 836/826 interchange is six years and $500,000 million in the making.

MIAMI -

The project to overhaul the SR 836/826 interchange is six years and $500,000 million in the making.

Oscar Gonzalez with the Florida Department of Transportation knows drivers' patience has been tested.

"We ask patience from drivers. At the end of the tunnel will be a vastly improved interchange," Gonzalez said.

Beginning Friday morning, drivers on the Dolphin Expressway westbound wanting to get onto the Palmetto Expressway north will use a new, temporary ramp.

Gonzalez stressed the importance of paying attention to road signs. Drivers will need to exit about 800 feet earlier.

"That sign that says Palmetto Expressway north, which is right now at the entrance of the existing ramp, will be moved further to the east," said Gonzalez.

Drivers wanting to take the 826 south already saw changes in February when the flyover was removed.

When the project is scheduled to be completed in fall of 2015, the interchange will consist of four levels and more lanes.

From 11 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday, drivers might see lane a lane closure on the 836 westbound at Northwest 72nd Avenue.

For more information on the project, visit www.826-836.com.

Comments

The views expressed are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms Of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. 
blog comments powered by Disqus