Happy Monday. The rain gave the Alton Road flyover a reprieve

Things to know as we start another work week:

– Sunday night’s rain led the Florida Department of Transportation to delay the closure of the Alton Road flyover for a day. It closes tonight — weather permitting, we suppose. Detour plan is the same. We’d say enjoy it, but we wonder if that is possible….

– The Alton Road Reconstruction Coalition, the grassroots group pushing for a more pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly rebuild of Alton Road, is making headway. Due to thei group’s lobbying — and the efforts of state Rep. David Richardson and the West Avenue Neighborhood Corridor Association — FDOT has devised three alternative plans that will be discussed at Wednesday’s Miami Beach City Commission meeting.  The options include wider sidewalks. The Miami Herald reported on it from last week’s WAVNA meeting.

– FDOT has restored on-street parking on the east side of Alton Road between 12th and 16th Street until construction resumes in that area. The area has been re-striped and placed in its original configuration, the city of Miami Beach say.  On the west side of Alton, parking will be allowed intermittently as drainage tests are done.

Have a safe week.

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