Miami-Dade County

Cities prepare for traffic during Ultra Music Festival, Miami Beach centennial concert

Miami Police will reroute traffic through downtown Miami beginning Thursday night and through the weekend for the Ultra Music Festival at Bayfront Park.
Miami Police will reroute traffic through downtown Miami beginning Thursday night and through the weekend for the Ultra Music Festival at Bayfront Park.

Drivers in downtown Miami will need to contend with changes over the weekend to accommodate for Ultra Music Festival at Bayfront Park, among other events.

City of Miami Police are implementing a traffic re-routing plan, starting at 9 p.m. Thursday through 6 a.m. Monday.

Cars traveling south on Biscayne Boulevard will have to turn right on Northeast Fourth Street. Traffic will go west to Northeast Second Avenue, where it will continue south.

The southbound lanes of Biscayne Boulevard will be used for northbound traffic from Southeast First Street to Northeast Fourth Street, where all the northbound traffic will be redirected to the regular lanes.

All side streets will remain accessible throughout the weekend.

Miami-Dade County buses and the city trolley will also have detours and limited service until Monday, but Metrorail and Metromover service will be extended to 1 a.m. over the weekend for the festival.

Other events downtown or nearby over the weekend: Wicked, the Cleveland Orchestra and Electronic Opus at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. At the AmericanAirlines Arena, Ariana Grande will perform on Saturday night and the Miami Heat will face off against the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night.

The Ultra traffic preparations begin as the Miami Beach week of centennial celebration comes to an end on Thursday night with the Hard Rock Rising Miami Beach Global Music Festival.

The city of Miami Beach will run three free shuttle routes from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday to ease traffic on the day of the centennial celebration music festival. The shuttles, which run from South Beach, Mid-Beach and North Beach, will drop off passengers close to the site of the concert on Fifth Street and Ocean Drive.

Water taxis will be available for $15 to and from Bayside Marketplace in Miami and the Miami Beach Marina.

The concert starts at 5 p.m. and ends at midnight, with performances by Andrea Bocelli, Barry Gibb, Gloria Estefan, Flo Rida and more.

Shuttles will run every 10 to 15 minutes. Return shuttles will run from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.

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