Traffic alert: Lanes closing on stretch of Palmetto Expressway this week


A stretch of the Palmetto Expressway will be shut down on late Monday night and early Tuesday morning as workers continue to install bridge-support girders over the highway.

Between 11 p.m. Tuesday and 5 a.m. Wednesday northbound and southbound State Road 826 will shut down between 25th and 36th streets.

Southbound drivers will be diverted to the 36th Street exit and northbound drivers will be diverted to the 25th Street exit during the shutdown hours.

The shutdown will happen again on Thursday, from 12:30 a.m. to 5:30 a.m.

In addition, all westbound and eastbound lanes on Northwest 25th Street from 75th Avenue to State Road 826 will be closed 8 p.m. Tuesday to 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, and again at 10 p.m. Wednesday to 5:30 a.m. Thursday.

The girder work is part of a new ramp for cargo trucks.

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