Next on the Miami Beach roadwork agenda: Alton Road

We hoped the frustrating Venetian Causeway-Dade Boulevard road construction circus to be done by the end of July, but summer rains seem to have slowed progress even more.

With work likely to push through August, here’s something new to anticipate: construction on Alton Road.

The City Commission on Wednesday is expected to authorize work by the Florida Department of Transportation on Alton Road from Michigan Avenue (just south of Miami Beach Golf Club) all the way to Fifth Street.

The work will start next April (by then, pleas let the causeway and Collins Canal construction be complete) and will take at least a year. It will include roadway, sidewalk, curb and gutter replacement, along with new landscaping and lighting.

There is a silver lining in all of this. The work is supposed to bring drainage improvements to Alton, which is notorious for flooding. There will be new stormwater pumping stations built at Fifth, 10th and 14th streets.

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