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Construction On Ives Dairy Road: The Northeast 203rd Street/Ives Dairy Road Intersection Improvement Project Is Underway

February 3, 2023

So you take Ives Dairy Road each day and you notice a lot of construction happening in the area, so what's going on? The Florida Department Of Transportation (FDOT) started an intersection project along Northeast 203rd Street/Ives Dairy Road during the middle of November. The project will increase safety and ease traffic flow through this busy intersection by elevating westbound Northeast 203rd Street over the Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) tracks and West Dixie Highway, constructing a pedestrian bridge over the FEC tracks, widening the roadway along southbound US-1 and eastbound Northeast 203rd Street, including the bridge, improving drainage along the corridor, updating pedestrian ramps, signage, pavement markings, lighting and installing a bicycle lane along West Dixie Highway, between Northeast 206th Street and Northeast 202nd Street.

Travel lanes shall be closed during non peak hours on nonevent days. Non Peak hours are: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., weekdays - 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weekends - 9:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., Monday through Sunday nights - 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., Friday and Saturday nights. This project will require nighttime full intersection closures that will be noticed in advance and expected to be completed in the summer of 2024.

Florida is home to over 22 million residents and in just the first three quarters of 2022, we had nearly 105 million visitors to our state and Aventura has certainly seen a large part of that growth. In 2022, Florida experienced the largest net migration in the country at 1.9%, meaning that Florida’s infrastructure must accommodate more people than ever before. The 20 projects included in the proposal will build more resilient Transportation Infrastructure, which is important to the integrity of roadways and corridors especially during severe weather events such as Hurricanes.

Due to this huge growth Governor Ron DeSantis recently announced the Moving Florida Forward Infrastructure Initiatives, a $4 Billion Investment, which will be leveraged for a total of $7 Billion, to expedite projects that will alleviate congestion and prioritize safety. “This proposal will break through bureaucracy that often slows down Infrastructure Projects and allow FDOT to target projects that will ease congestion across the state," said Governor Ron DeSantis. "Expediting these projects will bring them to completion more than a decade ahead of schedule.”

“Governor DeSantis’ Moving Florida Forward Proposal is truly historic and the projects included will help relieve congestion while also focusing on safety, resiliency, the supply chain and economic growth. These are important for Floridians’ quality of life and to ensure we maintain a strong transportation system to keep Florida moving forward,” said FDOT Secretary Jared W. Perdue, P.E. “The Department has worked closely with communities and our partners through the years to plan and prepare these projects for construction. Receiving this funding will allow the vision of each project to become a reality in the immediate future to better meet the growing demands in communities throughout the state. Our team is prepared and ready to work with the Legislature to deliver these critical projects and strengthen Florida’s Transportation Infrastructure.”

FDOT will continue working on projects currently planned in the existing FDOT Five-Year Work Program in addition to projects included in the Moving Florida Forward package.

For more information please contact Senior Community Outreach Specialist Heather M. Leslie at: (305) 905 5876. Or via email at: You may also visit the website at:

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