Drivers to experience lane closures due to massive I-395 construction project
'Connecting Miami' project to impact drivers for at least 4 years
MIAMI – Authorities are warning about four years of future lane closures in a 2-mile area of the Dolphin Expressway, a 1.4-mile area of Interstate 395 and its surrounding areas in Miami.
The $802 million project includes a futuristic six-arch suspension bridge over Biscayne Boulevard and Northeast Second Avenue.
A 1.4-mile-long double-decker span will allow drivers heading to Miami Beach on the Dolphin Expressway to travel over Interstate 95 to the MacArthur Causeway.
The double-decker span will start near Overtown and Little Havana, west of the Miami River.
For drivers leaving South Beach and heading to Broward County, the busy eastbound ramp to northbound I-95 will have an additional lane.
The test pile operations this week in areas near I-395 will produce noise and vibration in areas of Overtown, but authorities promise the contractor will be monitoring noise levels.
There will also be lane closures this week on I-95. Three lanes will close nightly from Northwest 29th Street to Northwest 17th Street. Two lanes will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., and a third lane will
be closed from 10 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. On Friday, the lanes will close from 11 p.m. to 11 a.m.
The project is a partnership between the Florida Department of Transportation and the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority. Their goal is to complete construction by the end of 2023 that is depending on the weather and other unforseen circumstances.
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