State plans to close Alton Road flyover for repairs

The Florida Department of Transportation plans to close the flyover that bring eastbound traffic from the McArthur Causeway north on to Alton Road for repairs.

The closure would begin July 14 and last for a month — ending on Aug. 13.

The Miami Beach City Commission is having a special meeting at 11 a.m. Monday to discuss the closure, which is sure to have a major traffic impact in the Fifth Street area and potentially lead to more traffic over the Venetian Causeway.

The FDOT wants to close the flyover for repair work to the one-lane elevated roadway.

The work will mean drivers who want to go north on Alton Road will have to crowd with other eastbound drivers on Fifth Street and take a left on to Alton. Southbound drivers on Alton who want to head east will be detoured east at Eighth Street, and then will have to turn right on Lenox and right again on Fifth Street.

From the FDOT advisory on how traffic will diverted:

Motorists traveling east on the MacArthur Causeway who wish to travel north on Alton Road will have to:
1.      Continue east on 5 Street
2.      Turn north on Alton Road

Motorists traveling south on Alton Road who wish to travel east on 5 Street will have to:
1.      Turn east on 8 Street
2.      Turn south on Lenox Avenue
3.      Turn east on 5 Street

Motorists will be able to travel south on Alton Road to access westbound MacArthur Causeway.

Motorists south of 5 Street who are traveling north on Alton Road and wish to continue north will have to:
1.      Turn east on 4 Street
2.      Turn north on Lenox Avenue
3.      Turn west on 5 Street
4.      Turn north on Alton Road

Motorists south of 5 Street who are traveling north on Alton Road and wish to travel west on the MacArthur Causeway will have to:
1.      Turn east on 4 Street
2.      Turn north on Lenox Avenue
3.      Turn west on 5 Street
4.      Continue west on 5 Street to MacArthur Causeway

Motorists will not be able to cross east or west on Alton Road at 6 Street.

Meanwhile, other Alton Road construction — including the maze east of Sunset Harbour — continues.

 

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2 responses to “State plans to close Alton Road flyover for repairs

  1. Jeffrey Alman

    southbound drivers on Alton that want to head east will have head east on 8th street and turn right on Lennox but if they turn right again on 5th street they will be heading west! I guess this could work if they went into Star Island and did a three point turn on the bridge and then came back out and headed east on MacArthur :)

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    CHECK out this link for an awesome pic before Venetian Islands created :)

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