The Fourth Street entrance ramp onto northbound Interstate 275 has reopened, marking the end of over a year of closure due to construction. At approximately 9:30 a.m. on Monday, drivers were given the green light to use the ramp once again. This closure had been in effect for the past year to facilitate a bridge replacement project, as reported by the Florida Department of Transportation.
Motorists are advised to exercise heightened caution as they navigate the merging traffic in the vicinity of I-275, particularly near the Howard Frankland Bridge.
However, it’s important to note that the southbound I-275 Exit 32 ramp to southbound Fourth Street remains closed as reconstruction work continues in the area.
This construction work is a component of the $580 million Gateway Expressway plan, aimed at establishing new connections between U.S. 19 and I-275. The project involves the removal of the Fourth Street North bridge over I-275 and its replacement with two elevated toll roads connecting U.S. 19 and the interstate.
For those awaiting the reopening of the southbound exit ramp, it is expected to become accessible in the middle to late part of October, according to the transportation department.