Work related to the diverging diamond project will necessitate traffic detours from 11 p.m. today to 5 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3
Because of ongoing construction of the University Parkway Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI), the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will close the University Parkway interchange at Interstate 75 from 11 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, to 5 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 3, FDOT has announced.
Crews will be working to install a temporary bridge over University Parkway, a news release says.
Motorists traveling westbound on University Parkway (east of I-75) wishing to travel west through the interchange are directed to travel northbound on I-75, exit at westbound State Road 70/Exit 217B, enter southbound I-75, and then exit at University Parkway/Exit 213, the release says.
Motorists traveling eastbound on University Parkway (west of I-75) wishing to travel east through the interchange are directed to travel southbound on I-75, exit at Fruitville Road/Exit 210, enter northbound I-75, and then exit at University Parkway/Exit 213.
Motorists traveling southbound on I-75 wishing to travel east on University Parkway are directed to exit at Fruitville Road/Exit 210 (south of the closure), enter northbound I-75, and then exit at University Parkway/Exit 213, the release continues.
Motorists traveling northbound on I-75 wishing to travel west on University Parkway are directed to exit at westbound State Road 70/Exit 217B (north of the closure), enter southbound I-75, and then exit at University Parkway/Exit 213.
Along with construction of a diverging diamond interchange, the project includes 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; realignment of on-ramps and off-ramps at the I-75/University Parkway interchange; the addition of ponds, drainage improvements, new lighting and signalization; and construction of a noise wall on the west side of I-75, sidewalks, bike lanes and pedestrian walkways, the release explains. Expected completion is fall 2017, in time for the 2017 World Rowing Championships at Nathan Benderson Park.
For additional information, visit the project website at http://www.swflroads.com/i75/university/