Important I-95 Closures For January 2009

{Okay, this is not my normal posting style, but was just too good to pass up. I present this email that I received from a good friend completely intact, including the commentary from my friend.}

Does this mean they’re DEMOLISHING the express lanes, which they just spent $10 million on?? And people wonder why our government has budget issues.
From: [redacted]
Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2009 9:06 AM
To: Everyone
Subject: IMPORTANT I-95 Closures For January 2009

IMPORTANT NOTICE
I-95 (State Road 9A) and State Road 112 Upcoming Closures for January 2009
Contractors for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Six will close ramps and travel lanes through the I-95 / State Road (S.R.) 112 Interchange during weekends throughout January 2009 to perform demolition work on the 95 Express Project. Closures for Friday, January 9 through Sunday, January 11 are scheduled to occur as follows (please note that this schedule is tentative and could change because of bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances):

The ramp connecting southbound I-95 to eastbound S.R. 112 / I-195 / Julia Tuttle Causeway will be closed to all traffic from 11:00 p.m., Friday until 8:00 a.m., Saturday and again from 11:00 p.m., Saturday until 8:00 a.m., Sunday. A detour will be set up as follows:
· Exit I-95 at NW 79th Street
· Go east (left) on 79th Street to Biscayne Boulevard
· Go south (right) on Biscayne Boulevard to the S.R. 112 eastbound on ramp at NW 36th Street

S.R. 112 / I-195 / Julia Tuttle Causeway will be closed to all traffic in both directions, in the vicinity of I-95, from 11:00 p.m., Friday until 8:00 a.m., Saturday. Detours will be set up as follows:
Traveling eastbound on S.R. 112 (east of I-95):
· Exit S.R. 112 at I-95 southbound
· Exit southbound I-95 at NW 8th Street
· Turn east (left) onto NW 8th Street
· Proceed underneath I-95 to NW 3rd Avenue
· Turn north (left) onto NW 3rd Avenue and follow to the Northbound I-95 on ramp
· Follow northbound I-95 to eastbound S.R. 112 or continue northbound on I-95

Traveling westbound on S.R. 112 (west of I-95):
· Exit S.R. 112 at I-95 northbound
· Exit northbound I-95 at NW 62nd Street
· Turn west (left) underneath I-95
· Proceed underneath I-95 to the Southbound I-95 on ramp
· Follow southbound I-95 to westbound S.R. 112 or continue southbound on I-95

Northbound I-95 will be closed to all traffic from 11:00 p.m., Friday until 8:00 a.m., Saturday. A detour will be set up as follows:
· Exit I-95 at S.R. 112 / 1-195 eastbound
· Exit eastbound S.R. 112 at Miami Avenue
· Turn north (left) on Miami Avenue and proceed underneath S.R. 112
· Turn west (left) onto the S.R. 112 westbound on ramp
· Follow the signs to northbound I-95

Southbound I-95 will be closed to all traffic from 11:00 p.m., Saturday until 8:00 a.m., Sunday. A detour will be set up as follows:
· Exit at S.R. 112 westbound
· Exit westbound S.R. 112 at NW 22nd Avenue
· Make a U-turn onto S.R. 112, proceed through the toll booth and follow the signs to southbound I-95 (NOTE: Motorists will not be charged a toll while this detour is in place.)

Additional single lane closures on I-95 and S.R. 112 will be established as necessary to ensure that this work can be performed safely. These same closures will occur throughout the weekend beginning Friday, January 17. However, lanes will reopen at noon instead of 8:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Motorists should anticipate delays and seek alternate routes whenever possible. Please call 511 or log on to 511southflorida.com for real-time traffic and lane closure information. For construction-related questions, please contact Construction Public Information Specialist Tish Burgher at 305-499-2391. For a detailed overview of the 95 Express Project, please visit www.95express.com or call the 24-hour Hot Line at 1-877-95X-FDOT (1-877-959-3368).

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