MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) – Anticipating the crowds that will flock to South Beach over the New Year’s holiday, Miami Beach has decided to close a section of Ocean Drive to traffic.READ MORE: Pedestrian Fatalities In The US Reach Highest Level In 40 Years
The city made the announcement Monday morning on their Twitter account.
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As part of #NYE celebrations, Ocean Drive will be closed to vehicles from 5 ST to 13 ST beginning on 12/31 at 7AM until 1/3 at 7AM
— City of Miami Beach (@MiamiBeachNews) December 28, 2015
In addition to Ocean Drive, the city’s Bark Beach at Collins Avenue between 80th and 81st streets will also be closed on Friday, New Year’s Day.
Thousands of revelers are expected to ring in the new year on the sands of Miami Beach. A fireworks show is scheduled for New Year’s Eve on Ocean Drive at 9th Street.MORE NEWS: Heat Alert: Miami Beats Boston 109-103 For 2-1 Series Lead
The night before the city will host the free CapitalOne Beach Bash featuring Ryan Lewis, Macklemore and the Imagine Dragons.