The Florida Department of Transportation is scheduled to close Interstate 75’s northbound off-ramp at Northwest 39th Avenue (Exit 390) and the southbound off-ramp at U.S. 441 (Exit 399) Tuesday starting at 11 p.m. as a part of a $23 million resurfacing project.
The ramps will be closed through 5 a.m. Wednesday at the latest, and they’ll then re-close from 11 p.m. Wednesday through 5 a.m. Thursday.
Northbound drivers planning on exiting at Northwest 39th Avenue will be detoured to U.S. 441 and then detoured back south to Northwest 39th Avenue. Meanwhile, southbound drivers looking to exit onto U.S. 441 will be detoured to Northwest 39th Avenue and then back north to U.S. 441.
“We close at night to try to minimize traffic as much as we can,” said Troy Roberts, a Florida Highway Patrol spokesman.
This project is one of three I-75 resurfacing projects being completed in Alachua County, Roberts said. The other two projects run from the Marion County line to Williston Road and from Williston Road to Northwest 39th Avenue.
Crews are pushing to finish the projects as soon as possible because asphalt work can’t be done if the weather is too cold, he said.
The project that will cause the ramp closures started in late 2015. It is scheduled to wrap up in sometime in the spring of 2017, as is the project that runs from the Marion County line to Williston Road.
The work being done from Williston Road to Northwest 39th Avenue started later and thus doesn’t have an expected completion timeframe, Roberts said.
Correction: This article has been updated to accurately state U.S. 441’s exit number.