Project Information


On November 30, 2009, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Six in partnership with the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) began a reconstruction project of the State Road (S.R.) 826 (Palmetto Expressway) and S.R. 836(Dolphin Expressway) Interchange. The construction limits are approximately just north of SW 8 Street to NW 25 Street on S.R.826; just east of NW 87 Avenue to NW 57 Avenue on S.R. 836. Capacity improvements include the reconstruction and widening along both S.R. 826 and S.R. 836, the construction of a four-level interchange as well as the reconstruction/modifications of the Flagler Street/ S.R. 826 and the Milam Dairy Road/NW 72 Avenue/S.R. 836 interchanges.

Key improvements and benefits include

  • Construction of new connections between S.R. 826 and S.R. 836 in all directions allowing drivers 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.


project is scheduled to be completed by 2015. However, this schedule
could change because of extreme weather conditions or other unforeseen

The project was completed in September 2016.

Maintenance of Traffic

Lane closures and/or detours will be implemented between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 5:30 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.

Estimated Cost

$563 million

Contact Us

Rebuilding the 826-836 Interchange
Florida Department of Transportation

Toll Free- 1-866-513-7623

Oscar Gonzalez, Public Information Specialist

Phone: (786) 280-0983|E-mail:

Kathy McLendon, FDOT Construction Public Information Project Manager

Phone: (305) 640-7437|E-mail:

Tish Burgher, District Public Information Officer

Phone: (305) 470-5349|E-mail: