We reported work would begin quickly on the elevated bike-walk path along the Collins Canal. How quickly?
Starting next Tuesday — Jan. 17 — road crews will close eastbound Dade Boulevard from where is starts at the 17th Street/Dade Boulevard split near Sunset Harbour to Alton Road. (note: signs on Venetian Way near the closure say it will happen Thursday, Jan. 12, but the city says it won’t be til next week).
The closure is taking place so work can begin on the Collins Canal seawall replacement, which has to happen before the multi-use path is put in place.
“The closure is necessitated for the equipment needed to drive the pilings for the seawall project,” said city of Miami Beach spokeswoman Nannette Rodriguez.
“The closure is only eastbound on Dade Boulevard between the 17 Street Bridge and Alton Road. The bridge will remain open and the closure does not affect westbound lanes. The piling work must be completed before the Boat Show move-in begins.”
The signs warning of the closure on the Venetian Causeway say the closure will last until Feb. 10.
In the meantime, drivers from Belle and other Venetian Islands will have to detour by continuing east on 17th Street and then turning north on Alton.