Miami Beach Officials have extended the popular neighborhood’s 8 p.m. curfew through to Monday, April 12, here’s what you should know.
On Saturday, March 20, the City of Miami Beach announced an emergency 8 p.m. curfew in parts of South Beach and a 9 p.m. closure of eastbound causeways to traffic entering the area to help control the crowds of spring breakers than had taken over the area. The emergency order is set to expire tomorrow, Tuesday, March 23; however, City Manager Raul Aguila, has already announced the curfew and causeway shutdowns will remain in place for the next three weekends through to Monday, April 12.
With the new measures, the area bound between 5th St. to 16th St. and from Pennsylvania Ave. to Ocean Dr. will remain under curfew from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Restaurants in this designated “High Impact Zone” will be allowed to continue operating past curfew until midnight but with delivery services only.
In addition, all sidewalk café operations in the High Impact Zone, including expanded outdoor seating will have to be suspended starting at 7 p.m. through to 6 a.m. and city officials are encouraging all restaurateurs in the area to remove all tables and chairs no later than 8 p.m.
Ocean Drive will close to pedestrians and vehicles from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., except to city residents and tourists returning to their homes and hotels, and employees requiring access to their establishments.
Meanwhile, shutdowns of the MacArthur, Julia Tuttle and Venetian causeways has been moved to 10 p.m. All eastbound lanes in the MacArthur and Julia Tuttle causeways will remain closed to traffic until 6 a.m., except for residents, tourists residing in the area and employees of establishments in Miami Beach. Eastbound lanes in the Venetian Causeway will also remain closed to traffic from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. except only for residents of the City.
Other areas of Miami Beach such as Lincoln Road, Sunset Park and Collins Park, among others, will remain open for residents and visitors past 8 p.m. However, that may be subject to change. We will continue to update the story in case of any further changes to the curfew and closures.
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