I-595 flyover ramp raised 18 inches
Updated On: Jul 16 2012 08:54:29 PM EDT
Delays are expected on I-595 throughout the week as road work on the $1.2-billion Interstate 595 Express Lane construction project continues.
One lane of Flamingo Road in each direction at the I-595 overpass will be closed from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. until Friday, July 20th.
Hiatus Road at the I-595 overpass will be closed in each direction and one lane of westbound I-595 at Hiatus Road will be closed.
The designated U-turns in both directions of State Road 84 at Hiatus Road will be closed through Wednesday, Aug. 1st. Motorists will still be able to make the U-turn through the signalized intersection.
Over the weekend, construction crews raised the flyover ramp from southbound University Drive to eastbound I-595 by 18 inches using hydraulic jacks. The bridge was raised 1 inch each hour and work was completed by 11 p.m. Sunday.
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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