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Project Overview

This project consists of developing the design to implement express lanes along eight miles of the SR 826/Palmetto Expressway from SR 93/I-75 to west of NW 17 Avenue in Miami-Dade County.

The project is broken up into six segments in an effort to minimize construction impacts to the community and traveling public. The combined cost for these improvements is approximately $627 million. Work is tentatively scheduled to begin in 2022 and be completed by 2031.

Once completed, this project will provide continuity to the Palmetto Express Managed Lanes System, by connecting to the portion that is currently under construction from West Flagler Street to NW 154 Street and along I-75 from SR 826 to NW 170 Street.

In it’s entirety, express lanes will be implemented along approximately 25 miles of SR 826 from US 1/SR 5/S. Dixie Highway to west of NW 17 Avenue in Miami-Dade County.

Corridor Wide Improvements:

  • Installing tolled express lanes in each direction to provide a direct connection to the Golden Glades Interchange
  • Rebuilding and widening SR 826 to provide three general purpose lanes in each direction
  • Adding an auxiliary lane in each direction to enhance traffic safety and congestion
  • Replacing the overpass bridges to accommodate express lanes at various interchanges
  • Improving on and off ramps along SR 826
  • Increasing the vertical clearance of the SR 826 bridges over side streets to current federal standards
  • Installing a new drainage system
  • Improving sidewalks at various locations
  • Enhancing traffic signals along side streets that connect to SR 826
  • Installing noise walls along sections of SR 826
  • Adding new signing, pavement markings and lighting
  • Installing new Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) devices such as cameras, vehicle detectors and Dynamic Message Signs to monitor traffic flow
  • Installing a ramp signaling system at the entrance ramps to SR 826
  • Installing plastic poles to separate the express lanes from the general purpose lanes

 

Project Segments

The project is divided into six segments. Below are details descriptions of each section.
 

SEGMENT 1  

Limits:SR 826from I-75 to north of canal C-8 Bridge, Mile Post (MP) 16.854

Approximate Construction Date:2022 to 2026

Estimated Cost:$165 million

Project Details:

  • Widening and elevating SR 826 to provide for one express lane in each direction
  • Constructing a Collector Distributor (CD) Roadway that provides a single exit from northbound SR 826 to eastbound SR 924/Gratigny Parkway and NW 154 Street
  • Constructing a CD Roadway that provides a single exit from southbound SR 826 to NW 154 Street and northbound I-75
  • Reconstructing NW 77 Court
  • Reconstructing NW 77 Avenue
  • Reconstructing NW 154 Street from NW 79 Court to Fairway Drive
  • Providing an eight-foot sidewalk along NW 77 Ct. from south of NW 146 Street to NW 154 Street
  • Providing a six-foot sidewalk along the east side of NW 77 Avenue from NW 146 Street to NW 154 Street
  • Providing a 10-foot shared use path along the east side of NW 77 Ave. and along the northbound Frontage Road from NW 154 Street to NW 67 Avenue/Ludlum Road
  • Providing an envelope for a future 12-foot shared use path along the north side of NW 154 Street from NW 77 Court to east of NW 77 Avenue
  • Elevating the SR 826 to provide underpasses at NW 146 Street and NW 159 Street

 

SEGMENT 2  

Limits: SR 826 from north of canal C-8 (MP 16.854) to east of NW 67 Avenue

Approximate Construction Date: 2022 to 2026

Estimated Cost: $85 million

Project Details:

  • Reconstructing NW 67Avenue from south of Windmill Gate Rd. to NW 169 Street to provide additional turn lanes
  • Adding an express lane toll gantry within this project segment
  • Constructing a Single Point Urban (SPUI) Interchange at NW 67 Avenue in order to improve traffic flow

 

SEGMENT 3

Limits: SR 826 from east of NW 67 Avenue to east of NW 57 Avenue

Approximate Construction Date: 2024 to 2027

Estimated Cost: $70 million

  • Reconstructing east and westbound lanes along NW 167 Street
  • Widening and repaving NW 57 Aveue

 

SEGMENT 4

Limits: SR 826 from east of NW 57 Avenue to east of NW 42 Avenue

Approximate Construction Date: 2024 to 2027

Estimated Cost: $75 million

  • Adding a seven-foot bike lane at NW 167 Street
  • Improving intersections at NW 47 Avenue by adding a through/turn lane and a Texas U-Turn

 

SEGMENT 5

Limits: SR 826 from east of NW 42 Avenue to east of NW 32 Avenue

Approximate Construction Date: 2024 to 2027

Estimated Cost: $86 million

  • Adding two Texas U-Turns to improve traffic operation at the NW 37 Avenue intersection

 

SEGMENT 6

Limits: SR 826 from east of NW 32 Avenue to west of NW 17 Avenue

Approximate Construction Date: 2023 to 2026

Estimated Cost: $88 million

  • Adding an express lane toll gantry within this project segment
  • Reconfiguring the NW 27 Avenue Interchange to include a Single Point Urban Interchange (SPUI) to improve traffic flow
  • Adding additional turn lanes on NW 27 Avenue at the approach to new interchange
  • Reconstructing the existing pedestrian bridge at NW 29 Avenue


Contact

Florida Department of Transportation

Toll Free- 1-866-513-7623

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Marta Rodriguez, Community Outreach Specialist – Construction Project

Phone: (305) 592-6026|E-mail: Marta.Rodriguez@dot.state.fl.us

Kathy McLendon, Construction Project Manager

Phone: (305) 640-7437|E-mail: Kathy.McLendon@dot.state.fl.us

Jeannette Lazo, Community Outreach Specialist – Design Project

Phone: (305) 573-0089|E-mail: Jeannette@iscprgroup.com

Mike Ciscar, Community Outreach Specialist – PD&E Project

Phone: (305) 597-0735|E-mail: MCiscar@corradino.com