Friday, May 25, 2012

Miami Beach Memorial Day Weekend 2012 Traffic Survival Guide

Here's an interview with Miami Beach police spokesman Bobby Hernandez, who describes what you'll have to go through if you insist upon driving to Miami Beach this weekend.

Video by Chuck Fadely/Miami Herald staff

Hernandez explains that traffic on the MacArthur Causeway will be reduced to one lane from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

Depending on where you're going, getting in or out of Miami Beach could take 3 to 4 hours this weekend.

Additionally, on Friday night, "drivers heading into Miami Beach will encounter a DUI checkpoint on the MacArthur Causeway east of the Palm and Hibiscus Islands intersection from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m.," according to the Herald's David Smiley.

Hernandez also tells me that there will be DUI saturation patrols on South Beach throughout the entire weekend. "We'll have officers out in force who are specially trained to spot impaired drivers," says Hernandez.

Still want to go to South Beach? You can't say you weren't warned!

Additional traffic info can be found on Miami Beach's website.

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