Due to the large number of people expected, upwards of 300,000 to 350,000 people, Miami Beach police are implementing some new procedures to ensure the safety of residents and visitors alike.

TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS

A Traffic Loop will be activated Friday through Sunday from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. The Traffic Loop will send traffic north on Collins Avenue and South on Washington Avenue. Ocean Drive will be completely closed off to vehicular traffic.
These road closures start Friday May 25th and will remain closed until Tuesday May 29th.

  • Ocean Drive will be shut down to vehicular traffic from 5th to 15th Street from 7:00 a.m. Friday to 7:00 a.m. Tuesday.
  • Collins Avenue will be northbound traffic only between 5th to 15th Street from 7:00 a.m. Friday to 7:00 a.m. Tuesday.

RESIDENCY CHECKS

For the first time ever, residents are going to have show “proof of residency” if they live in key sections west of Washington Avenue between 5th and 15th Streets and south of 5th street.Proof of Residency will be required to enter the following residential areas:
  • North of 5th Street to Lincoln Road from Washington Avenue west to Alton Road
  • South of 5th Street to Government Cut
  • Dade Blvd to 41st Street and Pine Tree Drive

RESTRICTED CAUSEWAY ACCESS

The Venetian Causeway will be open only to Miami and Miami Beach residents, although restricted access will be based on the honor system

AUTO TAG READERS

Police will be using license tag readers for the first time along the Julia Tuttle and MacArthur Causeways, which are the way for the public to access the beach, checking for
  • expired registration
  • stolen vehicles
  • wanted vehicles.
Vehicles with tags that kick back violations to police will be stopped.

DUI CHECKPOINT

A DUI check point will be operational from Friday night-Saturday morning. There will be DUI saturation and enforcement throughout the remainder of the weekend.

POLICE SURVEILLANCE TOWERS

4 surveillance towers with video equipment where officers can rewind and view video.
  • Lummus Park
  • Collins Avenue
  • Lincoln Road

POLICE PRESENCE

Pairs of police will be stationed up and down Fifth Street, Ocean Drive, Collins and Washington Avenues.

GOODWILL AMBASSADORS

The City will also continue using Goodwill Ambassadors. Goodwill Ambassadors, all wearing red shirts, assist with crowd control issues, distribute courtesy litterbags and safety brochures, report service issues that need immediate attention and answer visitors’ questions.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (Miami Beach Police)