Residents are completely happy, guests perceive the highway closures in Miami Seashore amid the chaos of the spring break

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Several roads leading into South Beach have been closed to halt the rise in crime and misconduct during the spring break.

Raul Aguila, Miami Beach City Manager, announced the major closure on Saturday afternoon.

It affects traffic going east for the next three nights, Saturday through Monday, from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

There are special exceptions for Miami Beach residents, hotel guests, and people going to work.

“To reduce the crowds in the city, we’re closing MacArthur Dam, Venetian Dam and Julia Tuttle Dam,” said Aguila.

To sum up, after 9 p.m. you can leave Miami Beach for the night but you cannot come back. at least not easy.

“This is not an easy decision,” said Aguila.

Visitors told Local 10 News’ Saira Anwer that after the weekend’s chaos and debauchery, they understand why that decision was made, but they are still dampening their trip.


On the other hand, Miami Beach residents said they were happy to have the dam closed

“You want peace and quiet, you spend a lot of money living in a certain area, and you don’t want people just racing up and down the street,” said Tom Bronco, a Miami Beach resident. “I think it’s a great idea.”


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