The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following lane closures, ramp closures and detours associated with I-75 construction in the Tampa Bay area:
- San Antonio, FL – State Road 52 may be closed under I-75 between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Through Saturday (January 12 – 21) nights as crews demolish the northbound I-75 bridge over SR 52 (northbound traffic was shifted to the new southbound bridge on January 12, 2017 for the next construction phase). All interchange ramps will be open, but traffic will not be able to cross under I-75 on SR 52.
DETOUR: Traffic will be detoured onto the interstate to the next interchange and then back onto the interstate in the other direction to exit at SR 52 and continue in the original travel direction. Here are the specific detour directions:
EASTBOUND SR 52 DETOUR: Eastbound SR 52 traffic will be directed onto southbound I-75 then directed to exit at CR 54 (Exit 279). Traffic will turn left off the exit ramp and cross under I-75, then turn left and enter northbound I-75 to Exit 285 and go right off the ramp onto eastbound SR 52.
WESTBOUND SR 52 DETOUR: Westbound SR 52 traffic will be directed onto northbound Interstate 75 then directed to exit at CR 41 (Exit 293). Traffic will turn right off the ramp and cross over I-75, then turn left and enter southbound I-75 to Exit 285 and go right off the ramp onto westbound SR 52.
- Wesley Chapel/San Antonio, FL – One lane may be closed in each direction of I-75 anywhere from north of County Road 54 (Exit 279) to north of SR 52 (Exit 285) between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Friday night, January 13 and Sunday through Friday (January 15 – 20) nights.
- San Antonio, FL – There may be lane closures on State Road 52 between Old Pasco Road and McKendree Road between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Friday night, January 13 and Sunday through Friday (January 15 – 20) nights. Watch for flaggers directing traffic.
- San Antonio, FL – A new, temporary exit point for traffic exiting northbound I-75 to State Road 52 (Exit 285) opened this morning (Thursday, January 12).
Motorists should be aware that this new exit point is about one-quarter mile south of the previous exit ramp, so drivers need to look to exit sooner. If drivers pass the new exit point, the next exit (CR 41/Exit 293) is about 8 miles north. This new temporary exit point to SR 52 is expected to be in place for about four months.
- Ridge Manor, FL – One lane may be closed in each direction of I-75 from south of SR 50 (Exit 301) to the Hernando/Sumter counties line between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Sunday through Thursday (January 15 – 19) nights.
- Ridge Manor, FL – One lane of SR 50 (Cortez Boulevard) may be closed from I-75 up to a half mile in each direction between 6:30 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Sunday through Thursday (January 15 – 19) nights and from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (January 16 -20).
During some of the night closures, drivers can expect traffic shifts and delays between 7:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. on SR 50 in the I-75 interchange area as traffic may be reduced to one lane in each direction and both directions of traffic placed on the westbound lanes. This will result in two-way traffic on what normally is a two-lane westbound section of roadway.
In addition, all traffic entering and exiting I-75 may be limited to right turns only. This will mean drivers who normally would be making a left turn movement onto or off the ramps may have to go the opposite direction and make a U-Turn on SR 50 to go in their desired direction. Traffic congestion and delays are expected during the traffic shifts on SR 50 and on the I-75 exit ramps whenever traffic is in this temporary overnight alignment.
- Ridge Manor, FL – One lane may be closed with flaggers directing traffic on Croom Rital Road under I-75 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (January 16 -20).
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