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Public Works and Waste Management
The Miami-Dade County Public Works and Waste Management Department provides waste collection and recycling services to more than 300,000 households in unincorporated Miami-Dade County and eight municipalities, including Aventura, Cutler Bay, Doral, Miami Gardens, Miami Lakes, Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest and Sunny Isles Beach.
The department engineers, constructs and maintains the County's roads, bridges, canals, sidewalks, street signs, pavement markings, traffic signals, street lights and stormwater drainage facilities. It maintains landscapes along the public rights-of-way of Miami-Dade County and also provides a mosquito control program.
Portions of Bear Cut Bridge to reopen to drivers by March 14th
Construction work on the Bear Cut Bridge’s two westbound lanes is expected to be finished between March 12-14.
Pedestrians and bicyclists will be able to use the new 14-foot-wide shared-use path on the northern side of the bridge. In addition, all Rickenbacker Causeway toll plaza lanes will reopen around this time and the West Bridge will be completely open to traffic.
Eastbound traffic construction will temporarily stop during the Sony Open Tennis Tournament, which begins March 17. Work will resume at the conclusion of the Sony Open Tennis Tournament.
Weekday lane closure at Venetian Causeway toll plaza March 5-14
From March 5-14, one lane at the Venetian Causeway will be closed on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Depending on the work being done, the lane closure could be either on the eastbound or westbound side.
The closure is due to new equipment being installed for the transition to the SunPass system.
Rickenbacker Causeway toll lane closures in effect
From 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day, the far right two lanes (lanes 7 and 8) of the Rickenbacker Causeway will be closed.
Every night, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., lanes 1 through 6 will be closed. Traffic will flow only along lanes 7 and 8.
Miami Avenue improvements coming; road closures begin March 17
The Miami Avenue Bridge improvement project, on South Miami Avenue over the Miami River, will repair and replace bridge structures and electrical components, while also adding new navigation lighting.
Road closures and detours associated with the project begin March 17. Construction over two phases is scheduled to last one year, and work will take place Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Night and weekend activity is also possible.
Bulky Waste Pickup schedule changes
The Department’s bulky waste pickup service, which has been offered on a fiscal year basis, is now offered on a calendar year basis.
During this transition, each service area household is entitled to a total of three bulky waste pickups of 25 cubic yards each from Oct. 1, 2013 through Dec. 31, 2014.
Keeping your cart happy
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How recycling makes a difference
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