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Project Details
Work Type: Bridge Construction
Phase: Construction
Construction Cost: $26 million
Start of Current Phase: Early 2021
Est. Completion of Current Phase: Early 2024

Project Description

The Florida Department of Transportation along with CSX Railroad is replacing the railroad bridge crossing over I-4 in Lakeland. The bridge is located 1200 feet west of the Kathleen Road (SR 539)/I-4 interchange (Exit 31) and about 400 feet east of the West Bella Vista Street overpass.

The existing 250-foot bridge will be demolished and two new 400-foot parallel bridges will be built in its place. The longer dual bridges provide for CSX double tracking and will accommodate future expansion of I-4 without the need to disrupt traffic and reconstruct the bridges again.

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Contact Information
Communications Team
Sandra Mancil
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  • For the week of Sunday, April 7 through Saturday, April 13:

    The I-4 eastbound exit ramp to Kathleen Road (Exit 31) will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily as crews remove equipment and take delivery of materials. DETOUR: Motorists wanting to exit at Kathleen Road should follow the posted detour and exit at US 92 (Exit 28), head east to Wabash Avenue (US 92) then south to George Jenkins Boulevard, then east to Kathleen Road (SR 539).

Project Documents
Project Images
Progress Photo in May 2023
Progress Photo in May 2023
Pre-construction photo