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For Immediate Release:
June 03, 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 westbound SR 112/Airport Expressway
Starting Monday, June 6, through Friday, June 10, traffic will be reduced to one lane on westbound SR 112 just west of exit ramp to NW 27th Avenue and exit ramp to 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.

Full mainline closure of eastbound SR 112/Airport Expressway:
Starting Monday, June 6, through Sunday, June 12, eastbound SR 112 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. each night.  All eastbound lanes will be closed between NW 42nd Avenue/LeJeune Road and NW 22nd Avenue. All lanes will be opened the following morning at 5:30 a.m.

  • NW 36th Street to eastbound SR 112:  Motorists traveling east on NW 36th Street who wish to access eastbound SR 112 will be directed to go north on NW 22nd Avenue and take the entrance ramp to  eastbound SR 112.
  • NW 21st Street to eastbound SR 112:  Motorists traveling west on NW 21st Street who wish to access eastbound SR 112 will be directed to go north on NW 42nd Avenue/LeJeune Road, east on NW 36th Street, and north on NW 22nd Avenue to take the eastbound SR 112 ramp.
  • East Okeechobee Road to eastbound SR 112:  Motorists traveling on East Okeechobee Road who wish to access eastbound SR 112 will be directed to go east on NW 36th Street and turn north onto NW 22nd Avenue to take the eastbound entrance ramp to SR 112.

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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