I-595 flyover ramp nearly raised 18 inches

Published On: Jul 15 2012 04:27:30 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 16 2012 08:05:25 AM EDT

Crews working to raise the Interstate 595 flyover ramp worked through the day and rain.


Construction crews are nearly finished raising an entire flyover bridge 18 inches into the air using hydraulic jacks as part of the $1.2 billion Interstate 595 Express Lane construction project.

At of 11 p.m. Sunday, a spokesperson for the project said the ramp had been raised nearly 17 inches. The ramp is raised 1 inch each hour.

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The flyover ramp from southbound University Drive to eastbound I-595 will be closed for 120 days, officials said.

The project will be done in 2014.


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