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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — The Venetian Causeway is finally reopening after months of construction.

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The causeway is set to re-open Monday, February 29th after being closed for 9 months.

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The closure was part of a $12.4 million renovation project for the bridge that connects the mainland to Biscayne Island.

After a hole opened up on the Venetian Causeway back in 2014, the county declared the repairs an emergency and closed it down.

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For months, residents have had to head to Miami Beach and get on the already busy MacArthur or Julia Tuttle causeways.