MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Traffic on the Dolphin Expressway can be bad most times of the day.
One way around it was by using Perimeter Road.
Well, that option no longer works. As of Tuesday morning, a new permanent detour went in place on the airport’s perimeter.
“When you throw a little like change in there people get like crazy so you can expect more road rage more traffic more upset people,” said Abdiela Sance, who knows all too well about traffic frustrations on the Dolphin.
The detour means traffic is now re-directed at the Perimeter Road entrance and exit.
Eastbound Perimeter Road drivers heading to the airport are now detoured to NW 42nd Court, where they can then enter the airport via LeJeune Road (N.W. 42nd Avenue) or via N.W. 20th Street.
Drivers leaving the airport via NW 20th Street are now diverted to N.W. 42nd Court, where they can connect to Perimeter Road via N.W. 43rd Place, N.W. 13th Street and N.W. 45th Avenue.
New guard gates at the closure will only allow Miami-Dade Aviation department employees, shuttle buses, and MIA fuel traffic. Some advice from Sance for drivers dealing with the new detour?
“Just chill, you’ll get there when you get there, what’s the point of rushing and then you’ll get into an accident and then you are going to be late regardless,” she said.
Miami-Dade Aviation Department said the changes were needed to further strengthen the perimeter around the airport.