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Marion and Sumter Counties– Pavement sensor installation--along Interstate 75 in both Sumter and Marion counties--will close an I-75 exit ramp as well as a lane on a county road near I-75 starting Tuesday night, February 12. The project is part of an initiative by the Florida Department of Transportation’s Motor Carrier Compliance (MCC) section to install virtual truck scale in-road sensors along areas near established weigh stations, which see a lot of truck activity. Here are details:

 

Marion County

 

o What's Happening: Installation of virtual truck scale in-road sensors

o Where: Southbound I-75 ramp at exit 341, also known as the Dunnellon exit

o When: All work is occurring during overnight hours only (10 p.m. to 6 a.m.) Tuesday night- Thursday morning, February 12-14

o How It Will Affect Your Drive: Detours notifications will be in place to help motorists get around. The ramp closure will affect drivers on southbound I-75 wishing to get to CR 484. The suggested detour is exit 350, also known as State Road (SR) 200. Motorists should follow the posted detour signs through CR 475.

 


Sumter County

 

o What's Happening: Installation of virtual truck scale in-road sensors

o Where: County Road 475 in Wildwood, along the approach to the I-75 overpass

o When: All work is occurring during the daytime (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Thursday, February 14

o How It Will Affect Your Drive: Traffic will be down to one lane and flaggers—workers who assist alternating traffic through one open lane—are to be on site directing vehicles traveling eastbound and westbound.

 


During the closure, all emergency vehicles (police, fire, and ambulance) can expect to have full access and use of the exit ramp without delay.

Weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances could alter work schedules.

The Florida Department of Transportation strives for safe construction zones. Travelers need to be aware of heavy equipment and stay within the limits of the orange cones and barrels.

All vehicle occupants should buckle up. Safety belts save lives.