On Thursday, April 26 downtown Miami will once again host the Mercedes Benz Corporate Run. During the event Bayfront Park and streets around downtown are taken over by thousands of participants. This year, the Corporate Run is expected to draw 20,000 people to downtown Miami. What does this mean for downtown Miami residents? Here is the detailed list of Corporate Run street closures and detours:
3:00pm: Northbound lanes of Biscayne Blvd., from Chopin Plaza to NE 5 ST will close. The Southbound lanes will offer two-way traffic and special attention will be given to entry and exit of Chopin Plaza (Hotel Intercontinental and One Biscayne).
3:30pm: The first of 20,000 Participants start arriving – Traffic starts to increase
5:00pm to 6:30pm: Participants continue to arrive – Street detours/lane closures start
6:00pm: Northbound Brickell Ave traffic will be sent West on SE 7 ST. Only traffic going to Hotel Intercontinental and One Biscayne will be allowed over the Brickell Bridge.
6:30pm: The race course will be shut down.
6:45pm to 8:30pm: Actual Race time
7:00pm to 8:30pm: Roadways reopen as the last of the participants pass and Miami Police Department deems it’s safe.
Brickell Ave should reopen by 7:30pm
SW/NW 2nd Ave should reopen by 8:00pm
NW/NE 1st St should open by 8:20pm
Remaining streets by 8:30pm
Miami Ave South of The River by 7:45pm
Miami Ave North of The River by 8:15pm
12:00am: Northbound Biscayne Blvd open to traffic
Note 1: Brickell Key / Claughton Island / Eastbound 8 ST will detour onto SW 2 Ave. to SW 15 RD and continue to Bayshore Drive.
Note 2: Streets south of the Miami River should be clear of runners and walkers by approximately 7:30pm and open to traffic. Streets north of the Miami River should be clear by approximately 7:50pm. Exiting downtown will be easiest via I-95.