New ramp from SR 836 to 826 opens
Drivers to exit Dolphin Expressway about 1 mile sooner to enter Palmetto Expressway
The new flyover ramp taking drivers heading eastbound on the Dolphin Expressway (State Road 836) to the northbound Palmetto Expressway (State Road 826) opened at 5 a.m. Friday.
"So basically what's going to happen is drivers going eastbound on State Road 836 are going to have to exit a mile earlier than what they're accustomed to," said Oscar Gonzales with the Florida Department of Transportation. "Right after 87th Avenue, they're going to have to be on the right-hand side and take that ramp so that they can then access the new segmental bridge that's going to take them to northbound 826."
The 1785 foot-long flyover bridge is the first of four major segmental bridges to be opened as part of the Interchange Reconstruction Project.
"I think it'll alleviate a bunch of traffic. I usually take that route to work in the morning," said Carlos Padron.
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