Published: Feb 22, 2011 10:20 AM EST
Updated: Feb 22, 2011 7:20 AM EST

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.-- A southbound lane along I-75 in Charlotte County will be closed beginning Tuesday night to clean up an oil spill.

Crews will begin excavation of the contaminated earth on the side of I-75 due to an accident at mile marker 169 that caused oil to spill.

Motorists should expect a southbound right lane closure from Kings Highway (mile marker 170) to the southbound on-ramp to the Rampart Boulevard overpass from 8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 22 to 6 a.m., Wednesday, February 23.

During daytime hours on Thursday, February 24, motorists should expect a southbound right shoulder closure for completion of the restoration.

Drivers should expect delays and slow moving traffic.