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FDOT SR 826/Sunny Isles Boulevard/163 Street Bridge Rehabilitation & Roadway Project

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has begun a bridge rehabilitation and roadway project as of the week of August 10, 2021 along Sunny Isles Boulevard/SR 826/163 Street over the Intracoastal Waterway (bridge numbers 870592 and 870593) and from NE 35 Avenue to SR A1A/Collins Avenue in the cities of North Miami Beach and Sunny Isles Beach.

Ongoing Construction Activities

  • Monday, May 22 through Friday, May 26, 2023Work site set up and surveying work
    • Mobilizing crews and materials to the work zone
    • Performing surveying work along the westbound SR 856/Flyover Ramp located just north of Collins Avenue and 189 Street block

    Lane Closures

    • No lane closures are anticipated at this time.

Upcoming Work

Performing electrical, concrete work, and paving operations

  • Performing foundation and signal work at NE 35 Street
  • Performing paving operations along Sunny Isles Boulevard
  • Performing electrical repairs on the westbound bridge
  • Performing curb and gutter work along Sunny Isles Boulevard

Lane Closures

  • One eastbound or one westbound lane may be closed along Sunny Isles Boulevard 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. for paving operations.
  • One eastbound lane is continuously closed along eastbound Sunny Isles Boulevard between the descent of the eastbound bridge and Gateway Park.

Work to be Performed

Over the Intracoastal Highway Bridge Repairs:

  • Repairing structural, mechanical and electrical bridge components
  • Replacing the deck to improve the riding surface and reduce noise
  • Painting the structural steel
  • Enhancing the fuel tank

From NE 35 Avenue to SR A1A/Collins Avenue:

  • Repaving and restriping the roadway and ramps
  • Enhancing pedestrian ramps and bicyclist railing
  • Reconstructing damaged concrete driveways and sidewalks
  • Repaving the municipal parking lot at the Intracoastal Waterway
  • Relocating the bus shelter at westbound SR 826 west to improve vehicle sight distance
  • Adjusting and constructing storm drains and manholes
  • Renaming the existing “Business Loop” signage “Gateway Loop”
  • Reconstructing the traffic island at the intersection of SR 826 and North Bay Road and moving the stop bar and stop sign closer to the intersection
  • Replacing the traffic signal at the intersection of SR 826 and NE 25 Avenue

Project Schedule

August 2021 – Spring 2023

Lane Closure and Detour Information

To do this work safely, it will be necessary to close travel lanes and establish detours at times. Permanent work zones will be established and continuous lane closures will occur on the westbound and eastbound bridges.

At least two eastbound and two westbound travel lanes will remain open at all times.

Please allow extra time to reach your destination and obey all posted signs and speed limits.

FDOT will post the latest updates, including scheduled lane closures, on their website, fdotmiamidade.com.

For current lane closures in Sunny Isles Beach, visit sibfl.net/news.

For more information, contact:
Melissa J. Rodriguez
FDOT Senior Community Outreach Specialist