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Navigating South Florida Traffic During Ultra Music Festival

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    Tens of thousands are expected to attend the 2016 Ultra Music Festival in Miami and safety and security will be at the forefront. (Published Thursday, March 17, 2016)

    As tens of thousands of people are expected to descend upon Miami Beach for Ultra Music Festival this weekend, motorists can expect some challenges getting around.

    The festival starts Friday and continues through Sunday at downtown Miami's Bayfront Park. Besides Ultra, spring breakers are also expected to be out in droves this weekend.

    Drivers should anticipate the following street closures:

    For Ultra Music Festival:

    Heightened Spring Break Security in Miami Beach

    [MI] Heightened Spring Break Security in Miami Beach
    Miami Beach Police are implementing heightened security measures ahead of spring break crowds and Ultra Music Festival crowds this weekend. (Published Thursday, March 17, 2016)

    • All southbound traffic along Biscayne Boulevard will be rerouted west at Northeast Fourth Street, to Northeast Second Avenue, and continue southbound on Northeast Second Avenue.
    • All northbound traffic along Biscayne Boulevard will be reduced to two lanes and shifted to the southbound lanes at Southeast First Street, continue northbound until Northeast Fourth Street, and then shift back to the northbound lanes.

    For Spring Break:

    • Ocean Drive between Seventh and Eleventh Streets will be closed to traffic from 7 p.m. through 7 a.m.
    • Checkpoints will be in place at all entrances
    • In addition, large crowds will be cleared from the beach before sunset

    Tri-Rail also announced that they'll offer extended train service every night during the festival weekend.

    Passengers can take Tri-Rail to the Metrorail Transfer Station and transfer to Metrorail to reach the Government Center Station, then take the free Metromover to the College/Bayside Station.

    You can also take Metrorail back to the Metrorail Transfer or the Miami Airport Station when leaving.

    A special northbound Tri-Rail train is tentatively scheduled to depart at 1:35 a.m. from the Miami Airport Station after the arrival of the last scheduled Metrorail train.

    The special Tri-Rail train will be available on all three nights of the festival. Friday regular fares are between $2.50 and $11.55 and weekend fares are just $5 all day.

    Click here for more information on Ultra Music Festival.

    Click here to help plan your trip to Ultra using Tri-Rail.

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