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Pump station work at 14th Street will cause West Avenue closure next week

The reconstruction of West Avenue has scarcely begun, and there is a big-time detour happening next week.Alton_map_022015 (1)

Starting Monday, West Avenue will be closed between 12th and 15th streets in advance of the installation of underground pump station structures and pipes at 14th Street.

The work is part of a larger project to add five new pumping stations in the Alton Road – West Avenue corridor at Fifth, Seventh, 10th, 14th and 17th streets, in addition to raising West Avenue as much as three feel to combat flooding.

For next week’s work, northbound drivers on West Avenue will have to turn east on 12th Street to Alton Road, then head north on Alton before turning left on 15th Street to return to West Avenue.

Southbound drivers will have to turn left on 15th Street, then right on Alton, right on 12th Street and left to continue south on West Avenue.

In addition there will be lane closures on 17th Street east of the Collins Canal, an inconvenience that started last week.

Miami Beach says Alton roadwork will be done by end of 2014

Here’s something to celebrate: The city of Miami Beach says the Alton Road reconstruction should be finished by the end of 2014, about seven months early.

Mayor Philip Levine announced the news in a press release after he and City Manager Jimmy Morales met with state officials on Thursday, including Gov. Rick Scott in Tallahassee.

In his release, Levine said “In addition to alleviating traffic congestion, this project has a flooding mitigation component that includes the installation of three new pump stations that will help alleviate the street flooding.  Along with the new pump stations, the City will be strategically installing an additional 30 and 40 pump stations throughout Miami Beach to reduce the flooding.”

Sounds good to us. Let’s hope the new deadline gets met.

(apologies to all on the original post, which said the work would be done by the end of 2013 — typo. The blog needs more sleep!)