More delays, closures, on Venetian Causeway and Dade Boulevard this week

Are Belle Isle and the Venetian Islands  the epicenter of road construction?

If you drew a line from west edge of the Venetian Causeway and followed it to the Atlantic at 21st Street, you’d see earth movers and paving equipment all along the path.

Of course, if you live in neighborhoods north of Dade Boulevard and Miami Beach Golf Course, you’d get to enjoy a sewer line project, too.

In the spirit of survival and maintaining sanity, here’s this week’s road report:

— Dade Boulevard will be closed eastbound from Michigan to Meridian avenues for work on the Collins Canal pedestrian-bike path. Westbound Dade Boulevard will be open to all traffic. This will remain the case through mid-April, according to the city of Miami Beach.

— On the Venetian Causeway, the installation of pink concrete crosswalks is nearly done, and repaving the road is moving ahead on Rivo Alto, DiLido, San Marino and San Marco islands. At varying times, only one lane will be open, and flagmen will be directly traffic. Expect slowdowns and tire crunching bumps on the route.

— Miami-Dade County public works, which is overseeing the Venetian Causeway work, is winding down this phase of the work — with the finish in sight. Expect smooth sailing in about a month — hopefully before the rainy season. Then we’ll see how the new drains work.

And if that isn’t enough: There is a public hearing on Tuesday,  March 27 on the proposed West Avenue Bridge. It happens at the Miami Beach Regional Library, 227 22nd St. (and don’t try to get there by going east on Dade Boulevard). The meeting room opens at 6 p.m. and the presentation starts at 6:30 p.m.

There is parking behind the library.


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