UPDATE: The county has canceled the work scheduled for Wednesday night.
The east drawbridge of the Venetian Causeway will be locked in the up position for up to 30 minutes at a time over several hours during repairs late Tuesday night and again for an hour on Wednesday night.
From midnight to 3 a.m. Tuesday night and 11 p.m. to midnight Wednesday night, the Miami-Dade transportation department will be replacing the lifting mechanism for the bridge. The work will require the bridge to be open for up to 30 minutes at a time.
Drivers who need to cross that drawbridge should use alternate routes, like the Julia Tuttle Causeway or the MacArthur Causeway.
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For more information, the public can call the county at 311 or 305-468-5900.
This work precedes a longer closure of the bridge to fix a bevy of issues in September. That construction is expected to be done by December.