TAMPA, Fla. – UPDATE: The bridge is now reopened. The Howard Franklin Bridge is closing down tonight.
All I-275 travel lanes on the Howard Frankland Bridge will close from 8 p.m. Saturday, January 16 until noon Sunday, January 17, weather permitting.
Electronic message boards and temporary signage will assist I-275 northbound and southbound motorists traveling around this closure via the posted detour route using Roosevelt Boulevard, Gandy Boulevard, and Dale Mabry Highway.
Other roadways (Roosevelt Boulevard, Bayside Bridge, Courtney Campbell Causeway, and Memorial Highway) will remain accessible and may provide an alternate route if needed.
Motorists should add approximately 30 minutes of travel time as traffic congestion and delays may occur while traveling on these roadways during this closure.
This closure is necessary for crews to remove the 4th Street North (SR 687) bridge over I-275 as part of the Gateway Expressway project. For more information on this project, please visit: FDOTtampabay.com.