Construction of new connections between S.R. 826 and S.R. 836 in all directions allowing motorists direct access and reducing travel times
Construction of a new direct connection from northbound S.R. 826 to westbound S.R. 836
Construction of connector ramps and frontage roads for local traffic movements eliminating the need to use mainline S.R. 826 and S.R. 836.
New at-grade reconstruction of Milam Dairy Road, and construction of entrance/exit ramps, enhancing access to/from S.R. 836
Reconstruction of West Flagler Street with triple left turns for all movements enhancing access to and from the S.R. 826 ramps along with widening and resurfacing of West Flagler Street between SW/NW 76 Avenue and SW/NW 78 Place
Installation of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) cameras and sensors allowing for real-time traffic updates, as well as assisting in the rapid deployment of first responders and Road Rangers to clear disabled and accident vehicles from travel lanes
Reconstruction of NW 11 Street from NW 72 Avenue with a connection to Milam Dairy Road
Installation of new signalization, lighting and landscaping
Reconstruction of NW 12 Street beneath S.R. 826
New bridges over future NW 7 Street and NW 82 Avenue, allowing the provision for future connections underneath the reconstructed highway
Realignment of the North Line Canal parallel to S.R. 826.
A design-build is a construction project delivery system where the design and construction aspects are contracted with a single entity known as the design-builder or design-build contractor. The design-builder is usually the general contractor, but in many cases it is also the design professional (architect or engineer).
This method is used to minimize the project risk for an owner and to reduce the delivery schedule by overlapping the design phase and construction phase of a project. The most efficient design-builder has design and construction professionals working directly for the same at-risk entity. This saves both time and money.
MDX is a state sanctioned, locally administered, public agency created in 1994 by the State of Florida and the Board of County Commissioners of Miami-Dade County. MDX oversees, operates and maintains five expressways: S.R. 836/Dolphin Expressway; S.R. 112/Airport Expressway; S.R. 874/Don Shula Expressway; S.R. 878/Snapper Creek Expressway; and S.R. 924/Gratigny Parkway. The MDX transportation system is designed to provide safe, affordable choices for the movement of people and goods in Miami-Dade County. For more information, visit their website www.mdx-way.com.
This interchange is comprised of two different roadways, S.R. 826/Palmetto Expressway and the S.R. 836/Dolphin Expressway. S.R. 826 is an FDOT roadway. S.R. 836 is owned by the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX).
The number of existing lanes will be maintained during the heavy demand (peak) hours. Lane closures and/or detours will be implemented between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Portable message boards will be installed to keep drivers informed of real-time traffic conditions as they occur along the project corridor. Road Rangers will be available 24 hours a day to help stranded motorists and remove disabled vehicles from travel lanes.
The Public Information Specialist for the project is Oscar Gonzalez and he can be reached by phone at (786) 280-0983 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. He will be available to answer general questions about the project throughout the construction process.