New Traffic Patterns Following FIU Bridge Collapse

New traffic patterns for Friday commuters have resulted from Thursday's Florida International University bridge collapse in Miami.

The collapse killed six people, Miami-Dade Police said, and recovery efforts remain ongoing. A section of Southwest Eighth Street (east and westbound between 107th Avenue and Southwest 117th Avenue) was immediately shutdown and remains that way until further notice. 

Officials said commuters can travel north and southbound on 107th Avenue.

Traffic is completely shut down on Florida’s Turnpike northbound at Southwest Eighth Street. However, drivers traveling eastbound on Southwest Eighth Street are now able to get onto the northbound Turnpike.

Florida Highway Patrol released a new traffic pattern for the area.


Despite the traffic, the 2018 Youth Fair will still take place a few blocks away from the scene of the collapsed bridge. The fair has advised drivers to take alternate routes, like using Bird Road and Coral Way.

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