Miami Condo Market and Lifestyle Updates
Causeway Will Be Closed for Nine Months, Hindering Bicyclists' Routes to South Beach

Causeway Will Be Closed for Nine Months, Hindering Bicyclists' Routes to South Beach

by Sep Niakan | May 14, 2015


The causeway sees loads of bicyclists on the link between the mainland and Miami Beach. However, those bike riders are going to lose their route really soon. On June 1, the causeway's westernmost drawbridge will be closing for repairs for about nine months.

The bridge “will be closed to pedestrians and cyclists, as well as motor vehicles,” Francis Calderon, spokesperson for the Miami-Dade Public Works organization, "Pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists will be able to use the rest of the causeway, except for the area around the bridge, as it will be a construction site, and the bridge itself."

That translates to, bicycle riders must look for another way to cross over the bay. Without the Venetian Causeway, the other routes are notably horrible. The MacArthur Causeway and Julia Tuttle Causeway do not have a guard rail separating the cars driving 80 miles per hour and the bicycles on the narrow shoulder.

GLF Construction of Miami is going to take care of the project, which will cost approximately $10 million. The old crumbling bridge first caught the county's attention when a bus popped a hole in the pavement.

The bike riders might have to hang up their bike and pick up a car for the next nine months, as this will not be an easy one for bike riders.



Photo credit: Venetian Causeway -

Recent posts

Real Estate News

Could Cite in Edgewater Have New Hotel Neighbor?

by Sep Niakan | January 12, 2017

According to thenextmiami, a petition involving a 15 by 75 feet alley has sparked speculations that a brand new hotel could be coming to Edgewater. Why? Simply because this alley comes attached to a 7,875 sq. ft. plot located at 348 Northeast 20...

Real Estate News

Brickell Avenue Bridge Schedule, Traffic and Solutions -- All You Need To Know

by Sep Niakan | January 09, 2017

Ever tried driving from Brickell to Downtown Miami for lunch? Most Miamians dread the thought of catching the dreaded drawbridge, which opens every hour or half-hour during non-curfew hours to allow river traffic to pass under. So what’s...

Real Estate News

9 Positive Signs for the Miami Real Estate Market in 2017

by Sep Niakan | January 08, 2017

Last year’s headlines weren’t too kind to Miami with hurricanes, Zika warnings and falling sales painting a dark picture. However, with the elections finally done with, there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic about 2017: 1. ...

Real Estate News

Projects That Will Change the Way We Look at Wynwood, Forever!

by Sep Niakan | December 28, 2016

We all know Wynwood as the friendly, hipster neighborhood splashed with the best street art in the world. It’s where we all go for our art fix, browse far-out finds and linger around for a couple of craft beers. But, how about shopping,...