MIAMI -

At approximately 10:15 p.m. Thursday, roads will begin closing in preparation for Game 7 between Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs.

Closures will begin on Biscayne Boulevard from Northeast Third Street to Northeast 14th Street in the northbound and southbound directions.

No traffic will be allowed east of Northeast Second Ave. from third Street to Northeast 14th Street, therefore all traffic will be flushed westbound.

Brickell Bridge will also be closed in the northbound direction, but Port Boulevard will remain open at all times.

All drivers are encouraged to take alternate routes if they are planning to be in the area of the road closures.

Only those who live and work in the area will be allowed to enter these roads.

Miami Police Department officers will be placed throughout the road closures for assistance and guidance.

Roads are expected to reopen at approximately 1 a.m. Friday.

Know before you go: Check the latest weather and traffic conditions before heading out.