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Updated: 12/22/2013 10:10:03AM

Portion of I-75 southbound to be closed tonight

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By ANNE KLOCKENKEMPER

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While a 9-mile stretch of Interstate 75 southbound between River Road and Sumter Boulevard wasn’t scheduled to be closed Saturday night, it will be closed tonight, according to Florida Department of Transportation spokesman Dave Parks.

Friday night, FDOT workers replaced a beam connected to the Ponce De Leon Boulevard overpass at mile marker 184, which was struck at 2:35 a.m. Wednesday by a dump truck driven by Bonnie Ramsingh, 56, of North Miami. Ramsingh, who had left the bed of the truck in an upright position, would flee the scene of the crash, according to an FHP report. Alcohol was not involved. The collision caused the interstate to be shut down for 13 hours while crews assessed the damage; it was shut down again Thursday and Friday nights so repairs could be made. “Crews are doing some of the form work and steel work that they need to do before they can put in the new portion of the bridge deck,” Parks said Saturday afternoon. “We’re expecting to do a closure Sunday night with a full detour beginning at 8 p.m. until 8 o’clock Monday morning. That’s the current plan.”

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