I-595 Closure at University Drive This Weekend

The closure will last from 11:30 p.m. Saturday until 11:30 p.m. Sunday

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    Interstate 595 will be closed for 24 hours at University Drive beginning Saturday night as part of the I-595 Express Corridor Improvements Project.

    Interstate 595 will be closed for 24 hours at University Drive beginning Saturday night as part of the I-595 Express Corridor Improvements Project.

    The portion of the highway there will be closed from 11:30 p.m. Saturday until 11:30 p.m. Sunday, the Department of Transportation announced.

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    Other closed roadways include northbound and southbound University Drive at I-595, the ramp from southbound University Drive to eastbound I-595, sections of westbound State Road 84 and sections of State Road 7. Florida’s Turnpike and I-595 on-ramps will also be affected, the department said.

    Construction crews are scheduled to raise the flyover ramp 18 inches to accommodate more lanes. The renovations are part of a project that began in 2010 and is expected to be completed in the summer of 2014.

    The flyover ramp from southbound University Drive to eastbound I-595 will remain closed for 120 days as crews remove several hundred feet of the bridge.

    Drivers are asked to proceed with caution and observe posted speed limit signs.

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