Good weather and some fast work shortened the time southbound traffic on U.S. 41 was unable to access North Dale Mabry Highway directly. But expect some more lane closures this weekend.
CSX Transportation is repairing railroad tracks at the crossing right at the start of Dale Mabry, and road closings last week forced drivers to take County Line Road or Brinson Road.
Northbound traffic will get to experience the same beginning at 5 a.m. on Friday, forcing those looking to get onto U.S. 41 from North Dale Mabry Highway to once again use County Line or Brinson roads, according to Florida Department of Transportation spokeswoman Kris Carson.
Part of southbound traffic was reopened by Monday for North Dale Mabry Highway, but it was limited to a single lane. It’s expected to fully open by mid-week.
That’s part of a number of road delays that will affect the central Pasco County area and northern Hillsborough County area over the next week. Construction continues primarily along the Veterans Expressway, which could affect traffic on its northern end, the Suncoast Parkway.
However, the Suncoast is also part of the all-electric tolling conversion project where tollbooths are being eliminated and only SunPass and drivers being billed by their license plate will be accepted.
To help accommodate the work, the southbound off-ramp of Van Dyke Road on the Suncoast will be closed overnight on Oct. 22 and Oct. 23. County Line Road will have closures and detours as well, with the northbound on-ramp closed Oct. 23 and Oct. 24, and the southbound off-ramp closed Oct. 24.
For the Veterans, there are going to be general lane closures nightly from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. from Sunday night to Friday morning. There also is expected to be some single-lane closures near Gunn Highway this week southbound for restriping that will result in a new traffic pattern on the northbound on-ramp.
Schedules can change, however, depending on weather and other factors.
The Florida Department of Transportation and Florida’s Turnpike should be completed with both projects overall by summer of 2015.
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