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Broward Bridge Demolition Means Driver Delays On Turnpike

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The old I-595 bridge that spans across the Florida Turnpike is demolished. (Source: Gaby Fleischman/CBS4)

The old I-595 bridge that spans across the Florida Turnpike is demolished. (Source: Gaby Fleischman/CBS4)

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DAVIE (CBSMiami) – Work began this morning to demolish the old bridge that connects I-595 to the southbound lanes of the Turnpike, and that means delays for drivers.

At 6 a.m., workers began the process of removing the bridge, which spans over northbound and southbound Florida’s Turnpike. No cars will be permitted to travel under the structure during this operation, from 6 a.m. Saturday to 1 p.m. Sunday.

Drivers are urged to seek alternate routes during the demolition.

The following closures are necessary to complete this operation:

Northbound Florida’s Turnpike
Two lanes of northbound Florida’s Turnpike at the I-595 interchange will be closed from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 6.

All lanes of northbound Florida’s Turnpike at the I-595 interchange will be closed from 5 p.m. Saturday, April 6 to 1 p.m. Sunday, April 7. Motorists will be detoured to eastbound I-595 / SR 84 (exit 54) to northbound SR 7 / US 441 to westbound Sunrise Boulevard to continue to northbound Florida’s Turnpike.

Southbound Florida’s Turnpike
Two lanes of southbound Florida’s Turnpike at the I-595 interchange will be closed from 6 a.m. Saturday, April 6 to 1 p.m. Sunday, April 7.

Ramps
One lane of the ramp from I-595 to southbound Florida’s Turnpike will be closed from 6 a.m. Saturday, April 6 to 1 p.m. Sunday, April 7.

The I-595 Express Corridor Improvements Project consists of the reconstruction of the I-595 mainline from the I-75/Sawgrass Expressway interchange to the I-95 interchange. The project includes the reconstruction of the Florida’s Turnpike Interchange, the addition of auxiliary lanes on the I-595 mainline, the addition of braided ramps and bypass ramps between SR 84 and I-595, and a new reversible express lanes system in the I-595 median.

For updated traffic information 24 hours a day, visit cbsmiami.com/traffic.

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