|Published:||Nov 13, 2012 6:41 PM EST|
|Updated:||Nov 13, 2012 6:49 PM EST|
FORT MYERS, Fla.- Repair work continues to impact traffic on I-75 and in the Eastbound lanes of Daniels Parkway as crews work to fix the damaged overpass.
Construction crews require intermittent lane closures to work on the overpass, after equipments stacked on a tractor trailor took out a chunk of it last Tuesday.
Damage is estimated at $750,000.
During the day, traffic is down to two lanes, but some of the work may require detouring eastbound Daniels Parkway traffic.
Drivers who want to go Northbound on I-75 from Daniels could be re-routed to take Treeline Avenue to Colonial Boulevard to merge onto the interstate.
Two lanes northbound and two lanes southbound on I-75 are expected to remain open to traffic during the day, but nighttime work may require some northbound and southbound lane closures on the interstate.
It's a frustration that's growing ahead of Thanksgiving travel.
Travellers picking up passengers or getting on flights at Southwest Florida International Airport shared their annoyance.
"It's just tremendous. You just sit there and wait and lose your patience," Christopher Importa said.
Weather permitting, it is possible work to repair the overpass may finish before December first, according to the Florida Department of Transportation.
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