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What to Know About Road Closures Ahead of This Weekend's Miami Marathon

Races on Saturday and Sunday morning will result in closures of important South Florida roads while the runners finish their courses

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On Sunday, February 9th at 6 a.m., runners participating in the Annual Life Time Miami Marathon and Half Marathon will take off from the starting line at the American Airlines Arena and make their way across South Florida, from Miami Beach down to Coconut Grove.

As a result, several main roads will be shut down throughout the morning and early afternoon. All participants are expected to be completely off the course by 2 p.m., when roads will be re-opened.

Until then, traffic will be managed by the City of Miami, Miami Beach and Miami-Dade Police departments. Traffic in the following areas will be shut down during designated time slots:

  • Downtown/Brickell: 6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • MacArthur Causeway, eastbound: 5:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
  • Miami Beach Area: 5:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
  • Venetian Causeway: 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
  • Rickenbacker: 6:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Coconut Grove Area: 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

It is recommended that commuters use the Julia Tuttle Causeway for access to and from Miami Beach from 6 a.m. until 10 a.m. The Port of Miami will remain open and can be accessed through Northeast 5th Street. For a more detailed list of which street segments will be closed and when, refer to the Marathon's spreadsheet here.

Road closures will also take place on Saturday, February 8th for the Life Time Tropical 5k. The race begins at 7:30 a.m. on Watson Island by the Miami Children's Museum, and will finish on South Point Drive in Miami Beach.

All participants are expected to be off the course by 9:30 a.m., when roads will be reopened. Until then, here are the closures to keep in mind:

  • MacArthur Causeway eastbound from Watson Island to Alton Road, 4 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Alton Road northbound from 5th Street to South Pointe Drive and southbound from 5th Street to 4th Street, 5 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
  • South Pointe Drive westbound from Alton Road to Collins Court, 4 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

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