Alton Road Construction to Finish Up Seven Months Early

Categories: Road Rage

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A road construction project in Miami-Dade that actually end not just on time but early? That may be the story with construction on Alton Road if all goes according to plan.

The project -- which has led to nightmarishly snarled traffic on South Beach for months -- was originally scheduled to end in the summer of 2015, but now could be completed by the end of this year.

See also: Traffic Hell: Alton Road Reconstruction Begins Today

There are obviously some compromises that have been made in order to speed up the project. The Miami Beach Commission voted to ease the city's noise ordinance so that crews could work longer hours.

Mayor Levine also met with Gov. Rick Scott and FDOT officials to ensure that the project is sped up.

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22 comments
kennyangell
kennyangell

That would be good for the Miami-Dade area.

Orlando And-Lady Raven
Orlando And-Lady Raven

I live on 8th and Alton for 14 years I can't even begin to tell you how many times they have demolished and redo that road and corner, I can't even begin to tell you how many accidents occurred on that corner. It is horrible and even if they finish early they still plan to construct several buildings on Alton, so it isn't really over. hopefully it will be pretty once it's done.

brentdixon1
brentdixon1

Maybe it's because there's a Hebrew running the project instead of dare I say my Cuban brethren....just saying...

Jenni Warjas Morales
Jenni Warjas Morales

Do the compromises involved include not actually doing the work they were supposed to do? So that they can go back in later & "fix it" for more $$ (and payoffs of course). If not, that would be great!

Richard Xiques
Richard Xiques

The question is... even if it is done... Will it actually work as expected?

MiamiBeachCrack
MiamiBeachCrack

The city adopted the night club noise ordinance.  Look the other way. 

Frédéric Joulin
Frédéric Joulin

Lol....it s Miami beach Jeremy D. Boyd....but we never know....

venutoj
venutoj

And the police make the traffic worse.  They sit on their motorcycles at the corner of west and 17th and watch traffic. Often drivers see the cops at the corner and slow because of the police presence. 

MiamiBeachCrack
MiamiBeachCrack

The FDOT project separates the pipes used by the state and by the city.   City will have to dig up Alton if they need to expand drainage pipes from the eastern neighborhood.  City is going to spend $11 million on its own pumps on the western side of Alton.  Residents a few blocks east of Alton should buy a boat. 

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