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Howard Frankland Bridge to close tonight for construction

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Posted at 10:34 AM, Jan 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-16 12:01:06-05

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

Weather permitting, the bridge will be closed from 8 p.m. Saturday, January 16 to noon Sunday, January 17.

Motorists will need to use alternate routes, including Gandy Bridge and Courtney Campbell Causeway.

Pinellas County Traffic Management has activated numerous digital signs advising motorists of the closure and will adjust timing of some signals and monitor alternate routes to ease traffic impacts. Other main roads will remain open, including Roosevelt Boulevard and the Bayside Bridge.

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