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Cone Zones: Tampa Bay road construction projects that could affect your commute 10/13 to 10/21

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Posted at 4:49 PM, Oct 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-13 16:49:00-04

There are dozens of ongoing construction projects throughout the Bay Area scheduled for the upcoming week. The following are major projects that result in full road closures for the week of Friday, October 13 through Saturday, October 21. 

I-275
The right turn lane may be closed on southbound I-275 Exit 50 to Busch Boulevard between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. Sunday through Thursday (October 15 - 19) nights. Drivers will use the adjacent lane to make both turn movements. Truckers are encouraged to use Exit 51 and take Fowler Avenue to Nebraska Avenue or Florida Avenue and go south to Busch Boulevard. 

Also, the right lane may be closed on westbound Busch Boulevard between Nebraska Avenue and Florida Avenue.

State Road 50
State Road 50 will be closed at I-75 between 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Sunday and Monday (October 15 and 16) nights and Thursday through Saturday (October 19 - 21) nights. All ramps will be open, but no traffic will be able to cross under I-75 on SR 50. 

Traffic will be detoured onto the interstate to the next interchange and then back onto the interstate in the other direction to exit at SR 50 and continue in the original travel direction. 
 
EASTBOUND SR 50 DETOUR: Eastbound SR 50 traffic will be detoured onto southbound I-75 and use Exit 293 to CR 41. Drivers will turn right at the end of the ramp onto CR 41, cross over I-75, then turn left and enter northbound I-75 and use the northbound Exit 301 to SR 50.
 
WESTBOUND SR 50 DETOUR: Westbound SR 50 traffic will be detoured onto northbound I-75 and use Exit 309 (CR 476). Drivers will turn right at the end of the exit ramp onto CR 476, cross over I-75, then turn left and enter southbound I-75 and use the southbound Exit 301 to SR 50.

THE VETERANS EXPRESSWAY
Plan for a full ramp closure of the southbound exit ramp from southbound Veterans Expressway to Wilsky Blvd., 9pm to 5am Wednesday, October 18 to Thursday, October 19. DETOUR: Exit at Linebaugh Ave., then travel west to Wilsky Blvd. 

Plan for a full closure of all lanes northbound on the Veterans Expressway beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, October 20 through 1pm Saturday, October 21. DETOUR: Northbound traffic will exit at Linebaugh Ave. Travel east to Anderson Rd, north to Gunn Hwy, then west to the ramp to return to the Veterans. If you're traveling from Linebaugh Ave., travel west to Sheldon Rd, north to Gunn Hwy, then east to the ramp to enter the Veterans.

SUNCOAST PARKWAY
 Plan for a full closure of the entrance ramp from northbound Suncoast Pkwy to Van Dyke Rd all weekend beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, October 20 through 5 a.m. Monday, October 23. DETOUR: Travel west on Van Dyke Rd to Gunn Hwy, then head north to Lutz Lake Fern Rd. Re-enter the Suncoast Parkway from there.

The southbound entrance ramp from SR 50 will be closed all weekend beginning at 9pm Friday, October 13 through 5 a.m. Monday, October 16. DETOUR: Head west on SR 50 to Barclay Ave., then south to Spring Hill Dr., then east to enter the Suncoast Parkway.