Exit 213 will be closed for restriping and traffic lighting adjustments, FDOT says
A temporary detour will be in place on Interstate 75 at the University Parkway interchange between 11 p.m. today and 5 a.m. Tuesday, March 22, while crews restripe the lanes and adjust the traffic lighting on the off-ramps, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has announced.
Motorists traveling southbound on I-75 wishing to exit at University Parkway/Exit 213 should continue south on I-75, exit at Fruitville Road/Exit 210, travel east and enter northbound I-75, travel north, and then exit at University Parkway/Exit 213, an FDOT news release says.
Motorists traveling on University Parkway wishing to head south on I-75 should enter northbound I-75, exit at westbound State Road 70/Exit 217B, enter southbound I-75, and then continue south on I-75, the release adds.
The detour is necessary as part of FDOT’s ongoing work to construct a diverging diamond interchange, which entails adding an auxiliary lane on both northbound and southbound I-75, constructing new bridges on I-75 over University Parkway, the widening of University Parkway, the widening of I-75 bridges over Errie Creek and Foley Creek, and the realignment of on-ramps and off-ramps at I-75/University Parkway. The expected completion is fall 2017, the release points out.
For additional information, please visit the project website at http://www.swflroads.com/i75/university/