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Contact: Barbra Hernández, Public Information Officer
Office: 352-438-2310 ▪ Cell: 352-615-5994 ▪ Email: barbra.hernandez@marioncountyfl.org


MARION COUNTY, Fla. (July 12, 2012) – Motorists traveling on Interstate 75 between exit 341 (County Road 484) and exit 358 (County Road 326) will experience temporary lane closures (merging three lanes to two by closing the inside median lane one mile from the construction site) and concurrent traffic pacing activities (rolling roadblock) during night hours only, starting at 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 15, 2012, and continuing through 6 a.m. on Saturday, July 21, 2012.

Lane closures will take place each day between 8 p.m.-6 a.m., with the concurrent traffic pacing operation taking place from 12-5 a.m. The traffic pattern changes will occur in the northbound and southbound directions on separate days for bridge beam construction associated with the Southwest 42nd Street Flyover Project.

Construction work affecting the northbound lanes (from the Marion County line to the construction zone) will take place the first three nights (July 15-18, 2012) and will continue on to the southbound lanes (from exit 358 at County Road 326 to the construction zone) for the three remaining nights. Northbound on-ramps at the rest area and weigh stations near exit 341 (County Road 484) will experience temporary closures for the duration of the traffic pacing work (12-5 a.m.) on the northbound lanes. Southbound on-ramps at exit 358 (County Road 326), exit 354 (U.S. Highway 27), exit 352 (State Road 40) and exit 350 (State Road 200) will experience temporary closures for the duration of traffic pacing work (12-5 a.m.) on the southbound lanes. Inside median lanes will also temporarily close, from 8 p.m.-6 a.m. during respective traffic pacing activities.

Construction signs, barricades and barriers will guide motorists through and around work areas. Motorists should plan for delays or use alternate routes when possible. Adverse weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances may affect the work schedule.