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Lois Avenue entrance to northbound I-275 closed for extended period
News Type: Closure
County: Hillsborough County
Project: I-275 Widening from east of SR 60 to downtown Tampa (Hillsborough River)

TAMPA -- The entrance ramp onto northbound I-275 from Lois Avenue closed April 9, 2013. It is estimated to remain closed until spring 2016.

DETOUR: Go east on Cypress Street, turn left onto northbound Dale Mabry Highway and use that road's entrance ramp to northbound I-275.

Laurel Street to be closed at Dale Mabry until early 2015
News Type: Off-interstate closures due to project
County: Hillsborough County
Project: I-275 Widening from east of SR 60 to downtown Tampa (Hillsborough River)

TAMPA -- Laurel Street is closed from Dale Mabry Highway to 400 feet to the west until early 2015. The access from eastbound Laurel Street to the entrance ramp onto southbound I-275 is also closed. The closures began July 30. 2013.

Eastbound Green Street closed next to I-275
News Type: Off-interstate closures due to project
County: Hillsborough County
Project: I-275 Widening from east of SR 60 to downtown Tampa (Hillsborough River)

TAMPA -- Eastbound Green Street is closed from MacDill Avenue to Tampania Avenue (began December 9, 2013). Traffic flow will be one-way (westbound only) for approximately one year.

Lois Avenue entrance to southbound I-275 closed for extended period
News Type: Closure
County: Hillsborough County
Project: I-275 Widening from east of SR 60 to downtown Tampa (Hillsborough River)

TAMPA -- The entrance ramp onto southbound I-275 from Lois Avenue is closed for construction work in that area (closure began January 7, 2014). The ramp is estimated to remain closed until spring 2015.

DETOUR GOING TO HOWARD FRANKLAND BRIDGE: Go west on Cypress Street, turn left after crossing under State Road 60/Memorial Highway (west of O'Brien Street) and use that entrance ramp to southbound I-275 towards St. Petersburg.

DETOUR GOING TO WESTBOUND SR 60/MEMORIAL HIGHWAY: Go west on Cypress Street, turn right onto O’Brien Street and go north to Spruce Street, then turn left onto Spruce Street and go west to the ramps to westbound State Road 60/Veterans Expressway or Tampa International Airport.

New I-275 exit ramp to Cypress Street/Lois Avenue Now Open
News Type: Progress Report
County: Hillsborough County
Project: I-275 Widening from east of SR 60 to downtown Tampa (Hillsborough River)

TAMPA -- A new southbound I-275 exit ramp to westbound Cypress Street and Lois Avenue opened to traffic Wednesday, November 12.

There is an interim exit point from southbound I-275 until new lanes open in 2015. For now, drivers will use the exit to Dale Mabry Highway (Exit 41A/B), then bear left and follow a long ramp across Dale Mabry Highway leading to Cypress Street.

Motorists on both I-275 and Cypress Street are advised to be alert to the new ramp and changing conditions as construction progresses.

Green Street closed approaching Howard Avenue
News Type: Off-interstate closures due to project
County: Hillsborough County
Project: I-275 Widening from east of SR 60 to downtown Tampa (Hillsborough River)

TAMPA -- Green Street (which is a one-way westbound road) will remain closed to through-traffic between Albany and Howard avenues through approximately 5:00 p.m. Friday (November 28).

DETOUR: Drivers can use Main Street as an alternate route.

Thursday night (December 4) lane closures on I-75 over U.S. 301
News Type: Closure
County: Tampa Bay Area: FDOT District 7
Project: Interstate 75 maintenance/short-term work

TAMPA -- The two left lanes will be closed on southbound I-75 over U.S. Highway 301 (two miles south of SR 618/Selmon Expressway) from 10:00 p.m. Thursday (December 4) to 4:00 a.m. Friday (December 5).


Closure Policy
We've had our engineers design the reconstruction of the interstates so as to disrupt travel of the motoring public the least possible. That's why the majority of our interstate closures are done during the late-night and early-morning hours. In most cases, you will find at least the same number of lanes open during daytime hours as were available before construction began. Though our closure hours vary from project to project, the general window for lane closures is 9:00 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. Please go to the project areas of your choice (by clicking on the interstate shields to the left) for specific closure hours for those projects and for currently scheduled projects in those areas.

511 Travel Information
For real time traffic information, motorists can dial 511 or visit the fl511.com Web site.  We encourage you to call before you go (to avoid using the phone while driving) to find out about conditions on your planned route.

Commercial Radio Traffic Reports
Motorists should be aware that the Tampa Bay area has several traffic reporting agencies that provide local radio and television stations with traffic information. These reports are updated and broadcast frequently on most area stations, particularly during the morning and afternoon drive times. Information provided includes areas of heavy traffic volume, accidents, and closures.

Alternate Routes
If you choose to avoid traveling through our construction areas, other corridors are available as alternatives:

For Interstate 4 in Hillsborough County, these alternate routes include U.S. Highway 92, State Road 574, State Road 60, and the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway. All of the roads are south of the I-4 corridor, and with the exception of the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway, all will take you through urbanized areas with many crossroads and intersections.

For Interstate 275 in Hillsborough County, both Florida Avenue and Nebraska Avenue (U.S. 41) run parallel to the interstate.

For Interstate 275 in Pinellas County, 4th Street, 9th Street, and U.S. 19 are major alternative roadways.

Please consult a road map to choose the route most suitable to your needs.