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Expect Slow Traffic on I-75 Near New Tampa Early Friday

Northbound traffic will be controlled by law enforcement officers on March 1 between 1 and 4 a.m.

If you travel on Interstate 75 near New Tampa in the early morning hours, you’ll need to watch out for slow traffic Friday.

According to a press release from the Florida Department of Transportation, traffic will be controlled by law enforcement officers and paced around 15 mph on northbound I-75 from north of Interstate 4 (Exit 261) to just south of Bruce B. Downs Boulevard (Exit 270) Thursday night into Friday morning. There will be at least two paces occurring between 1 and 4 a.m. Friday.

“Delays of around 20-30 minutes can be expected on northbound I-75 and on the ramp from westbound I-4 to I-75 (Exit 9), as well as on the crossroads near the ramps at the interchanges in these areas,” the release states.

Additionally, no traffic will be allowed to enter northbound I-75 at the Fowler Avenue and Fletcher Avenue interchanges until the front of the traffic pacing has passed the entrance ramps, according to the release.

“The pacing operations are needed for the installation of a sign structure over all of the northbound lanes, south of Bruce B. Downs Boulevard,” the release states.

What do you think of the construction on I-75, New Tampa? Tell us in the comments.


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