The Next Miami Beach Traffic Headache: Lane Closure to Eastbound I-395 Ramp

Susan Askew
Susan Askew

The Next Miami Beach Traffic Headache: Lane Closure to Eastbound I-395 Ramp:

New traffic pattern expected to be in effect until mid-2023

The I-395 Signature Bridge project is underway… and starting Monday it will impact access to Miami Beach in a big way. FDOT has announced that one lane on the southbound I-95 ramp to eastbound I-395 ramp will be closed until mid-2023. Not a typo. Mid-2023. 
 
The work is part of the I-395/SR836/I-95 project that involves reconstruction of the I-395 corridor and construction of the Signature Bridge (above) over NE 2nd Avenue and Biscayne Boulevard.  
 
In addition to the closure, here’s what you need to know for the next few days:
 
Sunday night, June 30 between the hours of 10 pm and 5:30 am on July 1: Entire ramp will be closed to implement the new traffic pattern. FDOT suggests the following detour:
  • Continue south on I-95, exit at the NW 8 Street ramp (Exit 3B)
  • Turn left on NW 8 Street, continue east on NW 8 Street
  • Turn left at Biscayne Boulevard to access the A1A North/Miami Beach Ramp
  • NOTE: I-195 can also be used as an alternate route to access Miami Beach

Tuesday morning, July 2: Traffic on eastbound I-395 from east of I-95 to North Miami Avenue will be shifted to the south side of the roadway.
 
Tuesday night, July 2 between the hours of 10 pm and 5:30 am on July 3: The entire ramp will be closed to implement the new traffic pattern. FDOT suggests the following detour:
  • Exit at the NW 2 Street ramp (Exit 2B)
  • Continue north on NW 3 Avenue, then turn right on NW 8 Street
  • Continue east on NW/NE 8 Street
  • Turn left on Biscayne Boulevard to access A1A North/Miami Beach
  • NOTE: I-195 can also be used as an alternate route to access Miami Beach
 
Wednesday morning, July 3: The travel lane and shoulder widths on the single lane ramp from northbound I-95 to eastbound I-395 will be reduced. The travel speed on the ramp will be reduced to 25 miles per hour. 
 
To see all FDOT construction projects and lane closures that impact traffic to/from and on the Beach, click here to view an interactive map.


Rendering: FDOT
 

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