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For Immediate Release:
May 20, 2011

Media Contact:
Karla Damian
kdamian@miamidade.gov
786-469-5420



Special traffic advisory on construction of Miami-Dade Transit's AirportLink Metrorail extension


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
Miami-Dade Transit is currently constructing the AirportLink.  The following road and lane closures are necessary in order to perform this activity. Look for detour signs guiding motorists to use alternate routes.

Temporary lane closures on both eastbound and westbound SR 112/Airport Expressway

  • Eastbound SR 112:  Starting today through Friday, May 27, traffic will be reduced to one lane on eastbound SR 112 between NW 27th Avenue and NW 42nd Avenue/LeJeune Road from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.  All lanes will reopen at 5:30 a.m. each morning.
  • Westbound SR 112:  Starting today through Friday, May 27, traffic will be reduced to one lane on westbound SR 112 between NW 27th Avenue and NW 42nd Avenue/LeJeune Road from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.  All lanes will reopen at 5:30 a.m. each morning.

Complete Nightly Closure of NW 25th Street
Complete closure of all eastbound and westbound lanes on NW 25th Street between NW 39th Avenue and NW 37th Avenue will take place starting Monday, May 23, through Monday, June 6, from 9:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.  The closure will not be implemented for Memorial Day Weekend, from Thursday, May 26, to Tuesday, May 31.  Detour signs will be posted directing motorists to the below alternate routes.    

  • NW 37th Avenue Northbound and South River Drive Northbound:  Motorists traveling north on NW 37th Avenue who wish to head west to NW 39th Avenue  will be directed to turn east on NW 25th Street and head north on South River Drive  to NW 31st Street to NW 42nd Avenue/LeJeune Road. Motorists will then be directed to head south on NW 42nd Avenue/LeJeune Road to NW 25th Street where they can head east to NW 39th Avenue. 
  • NW 25th Street Eastbound:  Motorists traveling east on NW 25th Street who wish to access NW 37th Avenue  will  be directed to turn north on NW  39th Avenue to NW 27th Street and then west to northbound NW 42nd Avenue/LeJeune Road. They will be then be directed to turn east on NW 31st Street and south on South River Drive to access NW 25th Street where they can turn west to NW 37th Avenue. 

The above information is subject to change if the contractor's schedule is altered due to unforeseen circumstances.  For more information, please refer to the contact name listed above.

The AirportLink project is a 2.4-mile elevated Metrorail extension from the existing Earlington Heights Metrorail Station to the MIC next to Miami International Airport. This vital project will provide a reliable Metrorail connection to the airport for the millions of residents, visitors and employees who travel to and from MIA every year. The project also will provide a boost to the local economy by creating jobs and facilitating work-related travel and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.


 

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