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Causeways

The Causeways Division operates the toll plazas on both the Rickenbacker and Venetian Causeways. Both plazas operate under pay-as-you-go and electronic prepaid toll systems.

Venetian Causeway weight limits in effect; transit service affected

Weight limits have been lowered to 11 tons on the Venetian Causeway. The weight limit on the West Venetian Bascule Bridge has been lowered to five tons.

Modified bus service is available. Patrons can board the regular bus stops along the Venetian.

Rickenbacker Causeway

The Rickenbacker Causeway toll plaza processes traffic through eight lanes for entry to the islands of Key Biscayne and Virginia Key, as well as the beaches along the causeway.

 Tolls

 Number of Axles  Rate
 2 axles  $1.75
 3 axles  $10.50
 4 axles  $13.00
 5 axles  $15.75
 Per each additional axle  $3.15

Wide Load
Lanes 2 and 7 of the Rickenbacker toll plaza are designated wide load lanes. The maximum span to accommodate a wide load vehicle is 11 feet in width and a clearance of 15 feet in height. In the event that the size of the wide load vehicle exceeds the allowable measurements, please follow the instructions below:

  • Call the Rickenbacker Toll Plaza (305-854-2468) with the time and the date you will be going through the plaza.
  • Contact Miami-Dade Police Department with a minimum notice of 24 hours.
  • Stop at the Rickenbacker Toll Office to pay the appropriate toll.

Weight Limit
To obtain the weight limit of the Rickenbacker Causeway bridges, please contact the County’s Bridge Engineer at 305-592-3116. Please have the following information ready when calling:

  • Total weight of truck + load
  • Number of axles
  • Distance between the axles
  • Load on each axle

Venetian Causeway

The Venetian Causeway toll plaza has six lanes and processes two-way traffic, and connects mainland Miami with the Venetian Islands and Miami Beach.

 Tolls

 Number of Axles  Rate Rate effective Oct. 15, 2013
 2 axles  $1.50  $1.75
 3 axles  $2.25  $2.65
 4 axles  $3.00  $3.50
 5 axles  $3.75  $4.40
 Per each additional axle  $0.75  $0.75

Weight Limits
Weight limits are currently in effect for the Venetian Causeway. No access to vehicles exceeding the posted limits without a permit.  Violation of these weight restrictions may result in a traffic citation per Florida Statute 316.555.

For overweight vehicle permit information contact the Miami-Dade County Public Works and Waste Management Department, Bridge Section of the Highway Division at 305-375-3848.

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