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Updated: 03/26/2014 08:00:10AM

Parts of Interstate 4 in Lakeland area to close

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I-4 in the Lakeland area will close to traffic westbound on March 29 and eastbound on March 30. Signs will direct drivers along detour routes.

• I-4 will close westbound from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 29.

Regional traffic will leave I-4 westbound at exit 41 and follow the Polk Parkway to I-4 westbound on March 29.

Tolls westbound on the Polk Parkway will be suspended.

Local traffic westbound on I-4 to Lakeland will use exit 32/U.S. 98.

• I-4 will close eastbound from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 30.

Regional traffic will leave I-4 eastbound at exit 27 and follow the Polk Parkway to I-4 eastbound on March 30.

Tolls eastbound on the Polk Parkway will be suspended.

Local traffic eastbound on I-4 to Lakeland will use exit 28/U.S. 92.

CSX is making railroad track repairs at the Kathleen Road overpass that require closure of interstate lanes below for safety. FDOT urges all drivers in the area to plan extra travel time during the March 29-30 weekend.

Motorists are advised to use caution and extend courtesy to other drivers. Please buckle up and pay attention to traffic and detour signs.

There will be northbound and/or southbound lane closures from 6:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. on U.S. 98 from County Road 540A to Winter Lake Road, as crews install roadway drainage pipe, add drainage pipe beneath driveways and widen the roadway. Northbound traffic from Hancock Avenue to Colbert Road remains shifted onto newly constructed travel lanes. Use caution when driving through these areas. Weather permitting, expected completion is summer of 2015.

There will be intermittent nighttime lane closures both east and westbound while crews place permanent roadway markings, including arrows and stop bars on Van Fleet Drive from west of U.S. 98 to Broadway.

Drivers should expect intermittent lane closures on State Road 37 while crews pave the roadway, construct sidewalks and curbs and install pedestrian railings at the Mulberry Bridge from State Road 60 over the Alafia River.

Work on this project includes widening the existing two-lane roadway to a four-lane roadway separated with a median from Dean Street north to SW 4th Street.

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