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.
🚧Howard Frankland Update🚧— FDOT District 7 (@MyFDOT_Tampa) January 17, 2021
All lanes of the #HowardFrankland Bridge are now open to all traffic – three hours ahead of schedule. Crews were able to successfully and safely remove the 4th Street N bridge overpass over I-275. Drive safely, and have a great weekend! pic.twitter.com/0DYwrso1No
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.