Major Transportation Project by FDOT to Start in Doral
As part of the Florida Department of Transportation’s road and traffic improvements for our area, construction of the western portion of the NW 25th Street Viaduct (Elevated Bridge) project will start in June, 2012.
The purpose of the project is to conclude the viaduct (elevated bridge) that will direct truck traffic directly into Miami International Airport hence alleviating local traffic and improving the quality of life of Doral residents and visitors.
The work by FDOT will extend from SR 826 in the east to NW 89 Court in the west with adjoining improvements to NW 79 Ave, NW 82 Ave, NW 84 Ave and NW 87 Ave.
The massive project will be broken into five phases that will encompass the next four years. The first phase includes the following:
- Phase 1A – Two months of night work to remove medians and landscaping on adjacent NW 79, 82, 84 and 87 Avenues to facilitate Maintenance of Traffic.
- Phase 1B – 18 months of day and night work to enclose canal and build new lanes on the north side of NW 25 St. Traffic to remain on South side two lanes each direction but side streets may be narrowed to one lane each direction and majority of turn lanes will be removed.
Although Doral drivers will experience delays that will continue until 2016, every effort will be made to minimize impacts to traffic. Drivers using these streets are highly encouraged to use alternate routes such as NW 12 Street and NW 33 Street. It is also recommended to allow extra time when commuting to accommodate for traffic and other detours.
Download a project fact sheet from the Florida Department of Transportation.
Obtenga más información en Español sobre el proyecto del Departamento de Transportación del Estado de la Florida.
Visit the Miami-Dade Florida Department of Transportation website for additional project updates.
Lane Closure Report: Through Thursday, August 9, 2012
The contractor for the NW 25 Street Viaduct Project will perform the following closures (excludes Friday and Saturday unless otherwise specified):
Tuesday, July 31 and Wednesday, August 1 - There will be one northbound and southbound lane closed on NW 82 Avenue from NW 27 Street to NW 21 Street between the hours of 8 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. The closure will allow the contractor to remove the median separator and perform other related roadwork. (LC1251)
Tuesday, July 31 and Wednesday, August 1 - There will be one northbound and southbound lane closed on NW 84 Avenue from NW 23 Street to NW 25 Street between the hours of 8 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. The closure will allow the contractor to remove the median separator and perform other related roadwork. (LC1252)
Tuesday, July 31, Wednesday, August 1 and Tuesday, August 7 through Thursday, August 9 - There will be one westbound outside lane closed from NW 79 to NW 87 Avenue between the hours of 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. to allow the contractor to install temporary signal poles. (LC1254)
Tuesday, July 31 and Wednesday, August 1 - There will be one eastbound lane closed from NW 87 Avenue to NW 79 Avenue between the hours of 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. to allow the contractor install temporary signal poles. (LC1255)
Friday, August 3 through Monday, August 6 - On Monday, August 6 all travels lanes on NW 25 Street from State Road (SR) 826 to NW 89 Court will be shifted to the south side of the roadway and the number of lanes will be reduced to four, two lanes eastbound and two lanes westbound. Left turn lanes on NW 25 Street will remain at major intersections. In order to prepare for the traffic shift the following lane closures will be required.
- Friday, August 3 - Two eastbound lanes and one westbound lane will be closed on NW 25 Street between SR 826 and NW 82 Avenue between the hours of 9 p.m. and 8 a.m.
- Saturday, August 4 - Two eastbound lanes and one westbound lane will be closed on NW 25 Street between NW 82 Avenue and NW 87 Avenue between the hours of 9 p.m. and 8 a.m.
- Sunday, August 5 - Two eastbound lanes and one westbound lane will be closed on NW 25 Street between NW 87 Avenue and 89 Court between the hours of 8 p.m. and 5:30 a.m.
Traffic will be shifted in sections over the weekend with the full shift being implemented on Monday morning, August 6. The traffic shift and reduction of lanes will allow the contractor to reconstruct the northern portion on NW 25 Street along the project limits.
Please note that this schedule may change due to bad weather or other unforeseen conditions. For more information about construction-related activities, please contact Oscar Gonzalez at 786-280-0983 or via email at
. For more information please visit the project website at www.fdotmiamidade.com. Motorists are encouraged to call 511 before they drive, or log on to www.fl511.com for real-time traffic and lane closure information.