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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

Update (Monday, January 30, 2023)Beginning Tuesday, January 31, through Monday, February 6, 2023, FDOT will be intermittently opening the bridge at night between 11 PM and 5 AM for 15 minute intervals to finish painting the bridge. FDOT will close the bridge and let traffic clear after each 15-minute interval.

A work zone has been established in the two westbound outside lanes and two eastbound inside lanes along the Sunny Isles Bridge. These work zones have been delineated with orange construction barrels. We ask motorists and bicyclists to please use caution when traveling along the bridge and do not drive into the work zone

Monday, February 6 through Friday, February 10, 2023.
Mechanical, electrical, paint and concrete work
  • Performing mechanical repairs inside of the bridge
  • Performing counterweight adjustments to the bridge
  • Performing electrical repairs on the westbound bridge
  • Performing painting operations on the eastbound bridge
  • Performing curb and gutter work along Sunny Isles Boulevard
  • Two westbound lanes AND two eastbound lanes along the SR 826 / Sunny Isles Boulevard / 163 Street Bridge will be CLOSED 24/7 until further notice.

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