SARASOTA/MANATEE Co., (WWSB) -- The I-75 northbound off-ramp and on-ramp will be closed Sunday, April 23 from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. the next day.
The minor inconvenience is part of the northbound I-75 traffic shift to the newly constructed northbound bridge, anticipated to take place Sunday, April 23 at the I-75/University Parkway interchange.
Here are details about the detour:
Motorists traveling north on I-75 wishing to exit at University Parkway will be directed to continue north on I-75, exit at SR 70 westbound, enter southbound I-75 and exit at University Parkway/Exit 213.
Motorists traveling on University Parkway wishing to travel north on I-75 will be directed to enter southbound I-75, exit at Fruitville Road/Exit 210, travel east and enter northbound I-75 and continue north on I-75.
Improvements being made as part of this project consist of constructing a diverging diamond interchange; adding an auxiliary lane on northbound and southbound I-75; constructing new bridges on I-75 over University Parkway; widening of University Parkway and of I-75 bridges over Errie Creek and Foley Creek; realignment of on-ramps and off-ramps at I-75/University Parkway; 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.
For additional information, please visit the project website at swflroads.com/I75/University