Traffic detoured off SB I-275 Tues, Weds

- Motorists will have to take a detour on Southbound I-275 Tuesday and Wednesday nights. 

The interstate will be closed to traffic from the Hillsborough River to west of West Shore Blvd. from 11:30 p.m. - 5:30 a.m. Sept. 1 and Sept. 2.

Traffic will be detoured off at Exit 45 A and directed south on Ashley Drive, where motorists will be directed to Kennedy Blvd.

Here are the directions back to I-275, according to the Florida Dept. of Transportation:

DETOUR back onto Southbound I-275 to St. Petersburg: Continue west on Kennedy Boulevard to the entrance ramp west of WestShore Plaza (left turn at signal and continue to the end of Kennedy Boulevard onto the entrance ramp).

DETOUR for Southbound I-275 to Howard Avenue, Himes Avenue, Dale Mabry, Lois Avenue and West Shore Boulevard: Continue west on Kennedy Boulevard. As you continue west, turn on any of these crossroads.

DETOUR for Southbound I-275 to Westbound SR 60: Continue west on Kennedy Boulevard and continue under I-275 on State Road 60 (Memorial Highway) towards Tampa International Airport.

Motorists are also being advised to build extra time into their commutes during these hours in case of traffic.

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