The plans for the highway hit another
roadblock just a few months into construction
when the residents of Miami Lakes amended their
charter prohibiting the passage of the
expressway through the city limits. It took
another 3 years of arbitration before the
finally began again. In 1992 construction completed for the
project and the first string of cars were
allowed to travel over the parkway.
The next expressway managed by MDX is the
Airport Expressway (SR 112). This state highway
connects the Miami International Airport into
Miami Beach area and is the most widely
traveled route in Miami. Dolphin Expressway (SR
836) is the longest of all of the MDX run
stretching over 16 miles from the first
on ramp to the last off ramp.
This toll way is
currently divided into 6 lanes of travel moving
vehicles from east to west. This is one of the
few expressways in the area that suffer
severe traffic congestion. Miami-Dade County
failed on 2 occasions to remedy the problem, but
as of today it still remains the same.
The Don Shula Expressway is the fourth in the
MDX highway system. This is the part of the
system that allows travel from north to south.
Starting at Palmetto Expressway, the freeway
runs 6.4 miles before connecting travelers to
the Florida Turnpike. The last of the expressway
system is the Snapper Creek Expressway (SR 878).
This is the only one of the five highways that
does not collect a toll for its use.
this stretch of the expressway have many
different exits available to them as they travel
east or west through Miami-Dade County.
MDX is constantly improving their expressway
system to better serve the growing number of
travelers that require efficient and safe travel
the county making this system one of
the best in the nation.