|Published:||Jul 10, 2013 10:27 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Jul 10, 2013 11:36 PM EDT|
FORT MYERS, FL--All lanes on I-75 in Fort Myers are open after construction crews worked to repair concrete pilings that shifted.
It was a bumper to bumper mess out there pretty much all day.
One northbound lane has been shut down since early this morning at the Palm Beach Boulevard exit over the Caloosahatchee bridge.
Around 9:30 this morning crews decided to shut down one northbound lane from the Palm Beach Boulevard exit.
A consultant for FDOT says five, 65 foot long, concrete pilings that were set in place last night shifted out of place.
"This is very unusual. We have been driving pile since january early on in this job and this is the first time this has happened," said FDOT consultant Dave Parks.
Crews spent the day securing the pilings and now they have to pull them from the ground with a crane to see what went wrong and then start over.
"They are driven between 80 and 90 feet in to the ground and on that is where the rest of the bridge stacks up as it comes up out of the water," said parks.
Crews will be back after 10am Thursday morning to fix the problem. They do not expect to have to shut down any I-75 lanes.
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