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For Immediate Release:
June 08, 2011

Media Contact:
Karla Damian

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.

Full mainline closure of westbound SR 112/Airport Expressway:
Starting Monday, June 13, through Monday, June 20, westbound SR 112 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. each night.  All westbound lanes will be completely closed between NW 27th Avenue and NW 42nd Avenue (LeJeune Road), beginning at 9 p.m. and reopening each morning at 5:30 a.m.

  • Westbound SR 112 to LeJeune Road and Miami International Airport:  Motorists travelling on westbound SR 112 to LeJeune Road or Miami International Airport (MIA) will be directed to exit at NW 27th Avenue and go north to NW 46th Street. Continue west on NW 46th Street, which turns into SE 8th Street (Hialeah) and turn south onto NW 42nd Avenue/LeJeune Road/SE 8th Avenue. Motorists travelling to MIA will be directed to take the NW 21st Street ramp at LeJeune Road for direct access to the airport.
  • Westbound SR 112 to East Okeechobee Road:  Motorists travelling on westbound SR 112 to East Okeechobee Road will be directed to exit at NW 27th Avenue and go south to NW 36th Street, continue west on NW 36th Street, and turn north onto East Okeechobee Road.
  • Westbound SR 112 to NW 36th Street:  Motorists travelling on westbound SR 112 to NW 36th Street will be directed to exit at NW 27th Avenue and go south, continue south on NW 27th Avenue, and turn west onto NW 36th Street.

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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