The new signature bridge connecting SR 836/I-95/I-395 has made significant progress since its groundbreaking in 2019. A joint partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), this design-build project seeks to improve safety, mobility, and quality of life in Miami-Dade County. Having already introduced an additional lane for drivers going to northbound I-95 from eastbound SR 836, the project will also open the new northbound I-95 ramp to eastbound I-395 this fall. On their daily commutes, drivers can expect to see bridge foundations being erected, traffic shifts and the construction of the double-decked connection to southbound I-95 from eastbound SR 836. Construction is scheduled to be completed in late 2027. For more information, please visit www.i-395miami.com. On their daily commutes, drivers can expect to see bridge foundations being erected, traffic shifts and the construction of the double-decked connection to southbound I-95 from eastbound SR 836. Construction is scheduled to be completed in late 2027. For more information, please visit www.i-395miami.com
The SR 836/Dolphin Expressway New Florida’s Turnpike Ramp Connections project, which began in May 2022 and is scheduled for completion in Spring 2024, is a design-build project that will significantly improve access to the commercial and residential areas west of Florida’s Turnpike. The project is currently undergoing earthwork, drainage, landscaping, and barrier wall installation at different locations. The contractor recently completed the bridge placement and concrete deck pour of the new southbound Florida’s Turnpike ramp to westbound Dolphin Expressway. They also shifted the alignment of the exit ramp from southbound Florida’s Turnpike to eastbound Dolphin Expressway to accommodate the new connections. Construction activities are ongoing at the Dolphin Expressway Extension while construction crews work on widening the roadway. Drivers can expect intermittent lane closures on the Dolphin Expressway and Telemundo Way. For more information about this project, contact Public Information Officer Miranda Brito at Miranda@Holtcommunications.net.
The Wrong-Way Safety project is part of GMX’s effort to continue to improve motorists' safety by reducing the number of wrong-way incidents. The project began in June 2022 and is expected to be completed by Fall 2023. It involves the installation of a wrong-way detection system, associated pavement markings and signs at twenty-six (26) ramp locations on SR-112, SR-836, SR-874, SR-878, and SR-924; adding to the eight (8) already installed wrong-way detection systems. With this project, a vehicle entering any of the twenty-six (26) ramp locations in the wrong direction will be detected by the system, which would automatically activate flashing wrong-way signs to alert the wrong-way driver. Simultaneously, the system would send a notification to the GMX operators at the Traffic Management Center who could alert other drivers and law enforcement. The signs and pavement marking enhancements included as part of this project would also help alert wrong-way drivers before getting further into the expressways.