Traffic Alert: Ultra Music Festival

The Ultra Music Festival will take place during the next two weekends beginning Friday, March 15, 2013.

Dates: March 15-17 & March 22-24

Hours for both weekends:


  • Gates open at 3 p.m.
  • Show starts at 4 p.m.
  • Show ends at midnight


  • Gates open at noon
  • Show starts at 1 p.m.
  • Show ends at midnight


  • Gates open at noon
  • Show starts at 1 p.m.
  • Show ends at 11 p.m.

Approximately 60,000-75,000 people are expected to attend this event each day. Other events are taking place simultaneously throughout the Downtown area. Although the Port's ingress and egress will be monitored by assigned Miami-Dade Police Department's Seaport Operations Section Officers, PortMiami will be impacted by traffic congestion within the perimeter of Downtown Miami.

Traffic Plan

The following traffic plan will go into effect on Friday, March 15 and March 22 at 9 a.m. and will be maintained throughout each weekend.

  • Any vehicular traffic traveling southbound on Biscayne Blvd. will be directed to turn right on NE 4th St.
  • Traffic will go west until NE 2nd Ave. where motorists will turn left and continue to go southbound on NE 2nd Ave.
  • All side streets are completely open to traffic, with the exception is that the southbound lanes of Biscayne Blvd., will be used to route vehicles northbound only.  

Normal traffic patterns resume on Monday at 6 a.m. following each weekend’s events. 

The Miami-Dade Police Department Seaport Operations Section will be working in collaboration with the Miami Police Department throughout the weekend at the foot of the bridge on Biscayne Blvd., to ensure that Port traffic inbound and outbound flows as smoothly and expeditiously as possible without impeding commerce.

Any concerns during the event can be directed to the on-duty Police Lieutenant Florencio Boucourt at 786-266-3343.