Cool Facts About The Infamous Expressway 826/826
The history behind these two major highways in Miami Florida is a rather intriguing one. In the past regarding the construction of this freeway in metropolitan Miami, the expressway 826 was one of the very first to be drafted and envisioned. It was actually built in stages between the years 1958 through 1962 in the beginning the plan was for it to be a bypass. Today, though it has escalated into a much larger responsibility for the capability to move motorists through the metropolitan areas which provides an alternative to the extremely busy Interstate 95 as well as the Florida’s Turnpike 821, their homestead extension.
When opened in the year 1962 the Palmetto Expressway was designed with only four lanes among frontage roads adjacent to much of its route. The expressway became active as developed infringed on the freeway passageway. Much of the agricultural including the undeveloped real estate that one time pervaded the freeway corridor was alternatively replaced with housing developments, distant business parks, shopping facilities and additional roads.
The 559 million reconstruction of the interchange merging the state road 826 being the Palmetto expressway and the SR 836 named the Dolphin expressway which happens to be one of the most heavily traveled area in Miami-Dade County funded through an association within the Florida Department of Transportation also the Miami-Dade expressway authority. Funding from the American recovery and reinvestment act assisted in proceeding with the long anticipated venture.
Capacity development consists of the reconstruction and enlarging of approximately 1 mile of both SR 826 and SR 836 as well as the engineering of 34 bridges. In totaling to the construction of a four layer interchange, this proposition will widen SR 826 and SR836 and rebuild the Flagier Street/SR 826 also the Miami Dairy road NW 72nd Avenue/SR 836 interchanges. Then the project expands the construction of connector ramps as well as frontage roads to allow for local patronage movements.
The Palmetto expressway section of Florida 826 originally contained two individual freeways. The Palmetto expressway north-south part was named for the road that it integrally replaced which at the time was called Palmetto road. Some of the frontage roads will still maintain this naming. The Golden Glades portion principally replaced N.W. 167th street. In spite of the two names, today the majority of the population identifies to the entire route of Florida 826 as the Palmetto expressway.