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The Venetian Causeway Is Closed AGAIN

December 13, 2016 by Sarah Elles Boggs
photo courtesy of Dora Puig

photo courtesy of Dora Puig

Just as life was about to return to normal after the snarled traffic from last month’s Venetian Causeway closure, it has closed again. As of December 12, the East Bascule Bridge of the Venetian Causeway has been re-closed to all vehicular, cycling and pedestrian traffic so that the County can complete rehabilitation work on the bridges. According to the County, they will have the causeway re-opened on December 29, just in time for the New Year’s Eve traffic to and from Miami Beach.

This certainly isn’t the first time the Venetian Causeway has caused delay and headache for residents. The west side of the causeway was closed between June of 2015 and February of 2016, so that decaying segments could be replaced. Once it was reopened, the east side was closed on November 14 of this year and reopened in order to accommodate the traffic surge from Art Basel. Having the traffic headaches certainly doesn’t help sales of luxury homes on the Venetian Islands. Hopefully for everyone’s sake, these repairs will be the last delay we see from the Venetian Causeway in the near future.

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