BARTOW, Fla. – FDOT’s contractor will close Eastbound I-4 near Kathleen Road for several hours starting at 10 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, January 23, while crews move a crane across the eastbound lanes to the median. The closure is expected to last several hours. Use caution and schedule extra time to arrive at your destination.
While I-4 is closed, eastbound motorists will detour at Exit 28 (US 92) and head east to US 98 (North Florida Avenue) turn left and head north back to I-4. Signage and law enforcement will be present to indicate the detour. The westbound lanes of I-4 will not be affected.
The crane is being used on a project that includes replacing the existing 250-foot CSX Railroad bridge with two new 400-foot bridges to provide for CSX double tracking. The new bridges will accommodate future expansion of I-4. For more information on this project, visit www.swflroads.com/project/201217-8.