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For Immediate Release:
June 28, 2012

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 Transit is currently constructing the AirportLink. The following lane and ramp closures are necessary in order to perform this activity. Look for detour signs guiding motorists to use alternate routes.

 Nightly closures of westbound SR 112/Airport Expressway and of the entrance ramp to westbound SR 112 from NW 27 Avenue

On Thursday, June 28, and Friday, June 29, all westbound lanes on SR 112 will be completely closed between NW 27 Avenue and NW 42 Avenue/LeJeune Road, as well as the entrance ramp to westbound SR 112 from NW 27 Avenue, will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. the following morning. 

 Suggested alternate routes:

  •  Westbound SR 112 to Miami International Airport: Motorists will be directed to exit to NW 22 Avenue and turn right. Continue north on NW 22 Avenue and turn left onto NW 46 Street. Continue west on NW 46 Street to access NW 42 Avenue/LeJeune Road/SE 8 Avenue and take the NW 21 Street ramp at LeJeune Road for direct access to Miami International Airport.
  • Westbound SR 112 to NW 42 Avenue/LeJeune Road/SE 8 Avenue: Motorists will be directed to exit at NW 22 Avenue. Continue north on NW 22 Avenue and turn left onto NW 46 Street. Continue west on NW 46 Street to access NW 42 Avenue/LeJeune Road/SE 8 Avenue.
  • Westbound SR 112 to Okeechobee Road: Motorists will be directed to exit at NW 22 Avenue. Continue south on NW 22 Avenue and turn right onto NW 36 Street. Continue west on NW 36 Street to access East Okeechobee Road.
  • Westbound SR 112 to NW 27 Avenue: Motorists traveling westbound on SR 112 who wish to access NW 27 Avenue either northbound or southbound will be directed to exit at NW 22 Avenue. For access to northbound NW 27 Avenue, motorists will be directed to head north on NW 22 Avenue and west on NW 46 Street to northbound NW 27 Avenue. For access to southbound NW 27 Avenue, motorists will be directed to head south on NW 22 Avenue and west on NW 36 Street to southbound NW 27 Avenue.
  • Westbound SR 112 to NW 36 Street: Motorists will be directed to exit at NW 22 Avenue and turn left. Continue south on NW 22 Avenue to access NW 36 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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