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I275 North Fourth St Ramp Opens After Long Closure

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I275 Update: After enduring a closure that spanned more than a year, local commuters can finally breathe a sigh of relief as the Fourth Street entrance ramp to northbound Interstate 275 has officially reopened.

Monday morning heralded a fresh start for the ramp, with drivers being permitted to use it just before 9:30 a.m., marking the end of a long hiatus initiated by a bridge replacement initiative last year. This milestone development came courtesy of the diligent efforts overseen by the Florida Department of Transportation.

As motorists acquaint themselves with the newly renovated space near the Howard Frankland Bridge, a part of I-275, heightened vigilance is encouraged to ensure smooth traffic flow and merging.

Tampa Bay Times Article

While this opening marks a significant stride in the project’s progression, it’s important to note that the work isn’t fully completed; the reconstruction journey continues. The southbound I275 Exit 32 ramp leading to southbound Fourth Street is sustaining its closure status as works forge ahead, eyeing a grand reopening slated for October.

This ambitious venture, baptized as the $580 million Gateway Expressway project, envisions a transformative change in the region’s connectivity landscape. It articulates the creation of brand new linkages between U.S. 19 and I275 through the genesis of two elevated toll roads, primed to replace the existing Fourth Street North bridge over I275.

With the countdown to mid-to-late October already ticking for the reopening of the southbound exit ramp, the community waits with bated breath to embrace the revamped transport infrastructure that promises not just enhanced connectivity but a more fluid and dynamic traffic management system.

Stay tuned as we continue to bring you updates on the unfolding narrative of the Gateway Expressway project, a development that signals an era of improved transportation networking in the region.

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🎉 Exciting News for Local Commuters! 🎉

After a closure that lasted over a year, we’re thrilled to announce the reopening of the Fourth Street entrance ramp to northbound I-275! Monday morning marked a fresh start for local commuters, with the ramp reopening just before 9:30 a.m.

This much-anticipated milestone, orchestrated by the dedicated team at the Florida Department of Transportation, is part of the grand $580 million Gateway Expressway project, aiming to revolutionize our region’s connectivity.

As you venture onto the freshly minted ramp near the Howard Frankland Bridge, we encourage heightened vigilance to facilitate smooth traffic flow and safe merging.

🚧 Please Note: The journey isn’t over yet. While we celebrate this reopening, work on the project continues with fervent momentum. The southbound I-275 Exit 32 ramp to southbound Fourth Street remains closed, with an exciting grand reopening anticipated for October.

What’s Next? As we count down to October, we look forward to witnessing the transformation that the Gateway Expressway project promises – new linkages between U.S. 19 and I-275 and a more dynamic traffic management system, ultimately fostering a seamlessly connected community.

Stay with us for more updates as we eagerly anticipate the grand unveiling of a revamped transport infrastructure that stands as a testament to innovation, dedication, and the spirit of community.

Here’s to smoother drives and brighter days ahead! 🌟

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