Year-Long Downtown Miami Roadway Project Begins This Week
It is time to prepare alternate routes in and out of Downtown Miami, because FDOT has started its year-long roadway project in the area. Over the next year, they will update the storm water drainage system, re-pave and re-stripe the roadways, updating signage and traffic signals, and extend the exclusive bicycle lane from SE 3rd Avenue to SE 3rd Street.
Residents can also look forward to a more pedestrian-friendly roadway with updated curb ramps, more pedestrian push buttons, high-emphasis crosswalks and a pedestrian refuge island at the I-95 entrance ramp.
In order to complete the work, they will need to establish permanent work zones that reduce the number of travel lanes, but have committed to leaving at least one lane open for traffic to pass.
The Downtown Miami DDA suggests the following alternative routes to avoid the construction zone:
- Use Flagler Street to N Miami Ave to get on I-95 or to Brickell
- NE 1 Street to N Miami Ave to get on I-95 or to Brickell
- Flagler Street to SW 2nd Ave to get on I-95 or Brickell
- Go North on Biscayne Blvd to get on the I-95
- Go North on NE 1st Ave to get to I-95
- Go west on NE 3rd Street to NW 3rd Ave to get on I-95