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US 1 segment temporarily closed for placing of pedestrian bridge

MIAMI (December 05, 2016)

The Department of Transportation and Public Works will temporarily detour traffic off US 1 starting Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 at midnight through Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, at 6 a.m., for the installation of the pedestrian overpass bridge structure, located at the intersection of US1 and Mariposa Court, adjacent to the University Metrorail station.

Northbound and southbound traffic will be detoured off US 1 between South Alhambra Circle and Augusto Street. Vehicles will be redirected to use Ponce De Leon Boulevard. Local traffic will be redirected to use Madruga Avenue.

Drivers on northbound US 1 can:
• Turn left on South Alhambra Circle, turn right on Ponce De Leon Boulevard
• Turn right on Augusto Street, turn left at US 1

Drivers on southbound US 1 can:
• Turn right on Augusto Street, turn left on Ponce De Leon Boulevard
• Turn left on South Alhambra Circle, turn right on US 1

Note: Access to local streets and businesses will be maintained. Local traffic should follow posted detour routes.
In addition, pedestrian traffic from either side of US 1 may not be allowed during the time the pedestrian overpass bridge is being installed.

Background on the pedestrian overpass bridge at the University Metrorail station:

The pedestrian overpass at the University Metrorail station is designed to provide a safer path for pedestrians and bicyclists who cross the heavily traveled US 1 at Mariposa Court. Elevators and bike-friendly stairs will allow easy access to the overpass from both sides of US 1.

An estimated 1,300 people cross the major highway every day, according to a study conducted by Miami-Dade County.

Funding for the project of approximately $6 million comes from County transportation surtax funds, the Florida Department of Transportation and the Federal Transit Administration.

For more information about transit services and projects, visit DTPW’s Transit site.

The public is encouraged to download the free Miami-Dade Transit Tracker app and use it to plan their next trip on public transportation.

Also available from DTPW is the EASY Pay app – turn your smartphone into a mobile ticket and just scan to ride. Visit EASY Pay page for more information. Don’t forget, riders can now pay for parking via their mobile devices with the PayByPhone cashless app.

We’re with you every stop of the way.