LEE COUNTY, Fla.- No one was injured when a truck carrying construction equipment hit the Tice St. overpass on southbound I-75 around 9:30 a.m.
Concrete chunks fell to highway, with one piece hitting a nearby motorist's windshield.
The driver of the semi-truck was cited for exceeding the maximum height.
Two southbound lanes on I-75 just north of Luckett Road (exit 139) will remain open to traffic while crews repair three beams that were damaged. Right lanes southbound on the interstate in this location are closed. The westbound shoulder on the Tice Street overpass will remain closed until crews complete all repair work.
Bridge damage is minor and repair work should finish early Friday morning. Crews are removing loose concrete from the overpass and then will begin patching outer concrete on three beams. Crews will continue repair work tonight/overnight. Right lanes will reopen to traffic at 5:00 a.m. tomorrow and stay open all day. Right lanes will close again at 9:00 p.m. tomorrow night and remain closed until overpass repair work is completed (by 5:00 a.m. on Friday).
Next week during nighttime/overnight hours crews will remove and replace interstate pavement damaged from this incident.