Ready for Alton Road reconstruction? Get a briefing this week on what to expect

We’re in the final countdown to the massive Alton Road reconstruction project, planned as a 28-month project to repave, de-flood and spiff up Alton Road from Fifth Street to Michigan Avenue.

The work will happen in phases, starting next month, and will include the construction of new pumping stations at Fifth, 10th and 14th Streets to battle chronic flooding in the Alton Road-West Avenue area. It wil also bring new signage, stoplights and street lights.

It also sure to spill traffic toward West Avenue during the construction, which is supposed to start south and work its way north.

The Florida Department of Transportation has scheduled two public briefings on the project this week, so you can get the lowdown first hand:

— Tuesday, March 19,  at 6 p.m. at Miami Beach Golf Club, 2301 Alton Rd.

— Thursday, March 21, at 6 p.m. at the Miami Beach Police Athletic League, 999 11 St.

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