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Howard Frankland Bridge reopens after overnight construction

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Posted at 10:34 AM, Jan 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-17 10:17:52-05

All I-275 travel lanes on the Howard Frankland Bridge reopened Sunday morning after construction was postponed last weekend due to a delay in the arrival of needed equipment.

The bridge was closed from 8 p.m. Saturday, January 16 to 8:45 a.m. Sunday, January 17.

Pinellas County Traffic Management activated numerous digital signs advising motorists of the closure and adjusted timing of some signals and monitored alternate routes to ease traffic impacts.

The closure was part of the Gateway Expressway project and was needed so that crews could remove the Fourth Street North bridge over I-275. Wrong-way driver technology will be tested during the closure.