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Giant Concrete Beams Erected Over 826, More Closures Ahead

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Crew erect one of five 178 foot concrete beams each weighing approximately 98 tons over the southbound and northbound lanes of SR 826. (Source: Oscar Gonzalez/Florida DOT)

Crew erect one of five 178 foot concrete beams each weighing approximately 98 tons over the southbound and northbound lanes of SR 826. (Source: Oscar Gonzalez/Florida DOT)

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Major overnight road closures will continue this week on State Roads 826 and 836 that could affect your late night drive. The construction is part of the ongoing expressway interchange reconstruction work.

One of the operations that took place Tuesday night was the erection of 178 foot concrete beams. Each beam weighs approximately 98 tons. The beams span over both southbound and northbound SR 826. A total of five beams were erected.

The additional road closures, which take place between 11:00 p.m. and 5:30 a.m., are as follows:

Wednesday, October 3 – Monday, October 8 (excluding Sunday) – All northbound SR 826 lanes will be closed from north of West Flagler to SR 836.  Drivers can:

  • Go east on SR 836, exit at NW 72 Avenue
  • Turn north on NW 72 Avenue and enter SR 836 westbound
  •  Access northbound SR 826 ramp

Wednesday, October 3 – Friday, October 5 -The eastbound SR 836 ramp to northbound SR 826 will be closed. Drivers can:

  • Continue eastbound on SR 836, exit at NW 72 Avenue
  • Go north on NW 72 Avenue to access westbound SR 836
  • Access the northbound SR 826 ramp

Wednesday, October 3 and Friday, October 12- (excludes Saturday and Sunday)- All southbound SR 826 lanes will be closed from NW 12 Street to West Flagler Street.  Drivers can:

  • Go west on SR 836, exit at NW 12 Street/NW 87 Avenue
  • Go west to NW 87 Avenue, turn south
  • Access the eastbound SR 836 ramp and stay right to enter SR 826 southbound

Wednesday, October 3 -Friday, October 12 – (excludes Saturday and Sunday) – The westbound SR 836 ramp to southbound SR 826 will be closed. Drivers can:

  •  Go north on SR 826, exit at NW 25 Street
  •  Go west and access the SR 826 southbound ramp
  •  Go west on SR 836, exit at NW 12 Street/NW 87 Avenue
  •  Go west to NW 87 Avenue, turn south
  • Access the eastbound SR 836 ramp and stay right to enter SR 826 southbound

Wednesday, October 3 – The southbound SR 826 ramp to eastbound SR 836 will be closed. Drivers can:

  •  Go west on SR 836, exit at NW 12 Street/NW 87 Avenue
  •  Go west to NW 87 Avenue, turn south
  • Access the eastbound SR 836 ramp

Wednesday, October 3  – The ramp lane from NW 72 Avenue to SR 836 westbound will be closed. Drivers can:

  • Go north on SR 826, exit at NW 25 Street
  • Go west and access the SR 826 southbound ramp
  • Access the westbound SR 836 ramp

On Wednesday night (Thursday night alternate)  from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., two lanes will be closed on westbound SR 836 from NW 72nd Avenue to just west of 826; and two lanes will be closed on eastbound SR 836 from NW 87th Avenue to just east of 826.

The schedule may change due to weather or unforeseen conditions.

Drivers can go to www.826-836.com for updates and real-time information.

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