Veterans Expressway southbound lane closure on Friday night to affect traffic patterns

One lane will be closed between Exits 4 and 3

TAMPA, Fla. - The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) says a lane closure on the Veterans Expressway will affect traffic.

Work crews will close the southbound inside lane between Hillsborough Avenue (Exit 4) and Memorial Highway (Exit 3) starting Friday night.

The closure begins at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 22, and will continue until about 5:00 a.m. on Monday, August 25.

FDOT warns drivers there may be significant delays southbound on the Veterans from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Motorists who want to avoid the congestion can exit the Veterans at Hillsborough Avenue, and then take West Eisenhower Boulevard to the Veterans Expressway on-ramp at Memorial Highway (Exit 3). Drivers will not incur any additional toll for using this alternate route.

FDOT also notes the southbound on-ramp at Hillsborough Avenue will be closed while the construction work is occurring.

All construction is scheduled to be completed by 5:00 a.m. on August 25 so all lanes and ramps will be open for morning commuter traffic.

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