Ultra Music Festival Brings Traffic Closures as Organizers Urge Use of Mass Transit

What to Know

  • Road closures along Biscayne Boulevard near the concert site in Bayfront Park will start at 9 p.m. Thursday through Monday at 6 a.m.
  • Southbound traffic will be diverted westbound at Sixth Street and be re-routed onto Northeast 2nd Avenue.
  • Northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane between Southeast 1st Street and Northeast 4th Street.

With hundreds of thousands of people projected to attend the Ultra Music Festival in Downtown Miami this weekend, organizers are advising concert goers to avoid driving to the event and are urging them to use mass transit.

Road closures along Biscayne Boulevard near the concert site in Bayfront Park will start at 9 p.m. Thursday and continue through Monday at 6 a.m. Southbound traffic will be diverted westbound at Sixth Street and be re-routed onto Northeast 2nd Avenue.

Northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane between Southeast 1st Street and Northeast 4th Street and will be directed into the closed southbound lanes for that stretch.

Those heading to the Intercontinental Hotel, Port Miami or Bayside will still be able to access the roadways needed for those areas. The concert runs from 4 p.m. to midnight on Friday, noon to midnight on Saturday and noon to 11 p.m. on Sunday

Miami-Dade Transit has announced they’ll be extending the hours of the Miami Metrorail and Metromover services, in an effort to get festival-goers to “leave their cars behind.”

From March 23 to March 25, the transportation services will run from 5 a.m. until 2 a.m. Anyone heading to Ultra can purchase a one-way Metrorail ticket for $2.25 to get to the Government Center Station.

From there, Ultra attendees can hop on the Metromover’s Inner Loop and come off at the College/Bayside, First Street or Bayfront Park Metromover station.

There is no charge for the Metromover’s Inner Loop service.

The cost of parking in a Metrorail garage or surface lot is $4.50 for the day. Garages will remain open until the following day, according to a statement.

Uber has also partnered with the concert to help people avoid driving their own cars. A 10 block stretch from Northeast 5th Street to Southeast 1st Street between Northeast 2nd and Miami Avenues will be the designated ride sharing section where people can go to pick up a ride. Those who sign up with the code Ultra2018 can save $20 on their ride.

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