Temporary traffic split planned for northbound I-75 between I-4 and Fowler Avenue

FDOT: Drivers please stay in your lane

TAMPA - Beginning Tuesday night, January 7 into the morning of Wednesday, January 8, northbound I-75 traffic will be put into a split-lane traffic pattern between mile markers 262 and 263 in Tampa (approaching and over the bridge crossing Harney Road, north of Interstate 4). Two lanes will be grouped on one side of the bridge, a work lane will be in the middle, and one lane on the other side. Traffic will be in a split pattern for about one month and the two-lane grouping will switch to the opposite side of the work area after the first couple weeks.

The Florida Department of Transportation says it is very important for drivers to stay in the lane they are in wherever the white line between lanes is solid. NO lane changes should be made until after you cross the bridge and the lane dividing lines are no longer solid (space between lines as you continue forward).

The split traffic pattern is required as part of a $2.3M project to reconstruct the northbound and southbound I-75 bridges over Harney Road (between Interstate 4/Exit 261 and Fowler Avenue/Exit 265). The project includes replacement of a section of the bridge and drainage improvements. The project began in July, 2013 and is scheduled to be completed this Spring.

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