Miami Beach Convention Center Construction Update

Ongoing Work

  • Work continues in Halls A & B, East Concourse and in the new Grand Ballroom addition.
  • The traffic shifts and road closures along Washington Avenue between 18th Street and 20th Street will remain in place.
  • All pedestrians are directed to use the north side of Dade Boulevard between Washington Avenue and Convention Center Drive, while the walkway along Collins Canal remains closed.
  • FPL work continues along Washington Avenue which requires a road closure between 20th Street and Dade Boulevard. Motorists have been detoured through 20th Street to Park Avenue. All signs have been clearly marked.
  • FPL continues to work along 21st Street between Washington and Park Avenues. The road will remain open to local traffic only and motorists will be detoured throughout the area.

General Construction Work Hours

Work hours on this project are from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday. Extended work hours and weekend work is approved in order to expedite the construction schedules.

This schedule may change due to inclement weather and/or any other unforeseen circumstances.

Other Construction Activities in the Area

Crews will continue work as part of the Public Works Storm Water Pump Station installation project. Click here for this advisory.

This schedule may change due to inclement weather and/or any other unforeseen circumstances.

Reforestation Plan 

12 acres of new parks and streetscapes are being created.

A total of 1,530 trees are being incorporated into the design of the spaces in and around the convention center:

243 existing trees are being left in place or being temporarily moved to a nursery in Homestead, Florida. They will be returned to a different location under the new Miami Beach Convention Center plan.

357 new trees are being planted with a total of 61% being shade trees and 36% being new native and tropical plantings.

930 black mangroves will be planted along Collins Canal, as well as an abundance of native understory throughout the public realm.

92 trees are being proposed for removal due to disease and poor condition, in order to improve the quality of the reforestation effort and health of the overall environment.