(MIAMI, January 4, 2013) – Emergency lane restrictions have been implemented on the Bear Cut Bridge. The Miami-Dade County Public Works and Waste Management Department (PWWM) is routing traffic onto both lanes of the eastbound portion of the bridge (toward Key Biscayne). One lane will be used for eastbound traffic and the other will be used for westbound traffic (leaving Key Biscayne). This will reduce traffic flow to one lane in each direction over the Bear Cut Bridge.
As a result of this diversion of traffic, the north entrance to the Crandon Marina will be closed until further notice. This is the entrance located across from the Charter Boat dock. Crandon Marina patrons will have access to all areas of the Marina through the south entrance. The Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department will notify marina patrons of the closure.
These measures are proactive steps to reduce further deterioration of the bridge in the interest of public safety and are being implemented in consultation with the Village of Key Biscayne. PWWM will continue to reevaluate the maintenance of traffic plan and will provide updates as necessary.