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For Immediate Release:
March 28, 2014
Media Contact:
Gayle Love

Frank Calderon

Improvements to the Miami Avenue Bridge project to begin next week

(MIAMI – March 21, 2014) – Work on the construction project Improvements to the Miami Avenue Bridge over the Miami River begin next week.  Road closures will be in effect throughout the area and motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists are asked to follow posted detours.  The project is expected to be completed by March 2015, weather permitting.  Work is scheduled to take place from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, although construction activities may take place nights and weekends from time to time with prior County approval. 

The project is taking place on South Miami Avenue over the Miami River, in Miami-Dade County Commission District 5.  Contractors will replace the entire steel grating over the bridge and do other related work to improve the bridge.  Work will be conducted in two phases to minimize impacts to local residents, schools, businesses and motorists. 

For more information about the Miami Avenue bridge project, including information on detours and road closures, please visit the Public Works and Waste Management Department website at