Traffic Advisory: Closure on SW 66th Street Bridge
Bridge repairs will require overnight closures of the bridge starting March 16.
File photo: Motorists drive on I-75 as shown from the Southwest 66th Street bridge south of Ocala, Fla. on Tuesday, February 1, 2022. [Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Gazette] 2022.
Motorists are advised that the SW 66th Street bridge over Interstate 75 (I-75) in Marion County will be closed for repairs overnight tonight, from 7 p.m. Thursday, March 16, to 6 a.m. Friday, March 17, according to the Florida Department of Transportation.
In addition, the SW 66th Street bridge over I-75 will be closed nightly 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. from Sunday, March 19, through Thursday, March 23.
Nightly closures will resume again on Sunday, March 26, and continue until the bridge repairs are completed. Nightly closures will be 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Repairs are expected to continue over the next few weeks.
Detours will be in place, with signs posted to guide motorists. (Map attached.)
The detours for the SW 66th Street bridge will be as follows:
- Motorists on the west side of the bridge will be directed to State Road (S.R.) 200/SW College Road, head north on S.R. 200/SW College Road to SW 43rd Street Road and continue east on SW 43rd Street Road over the SW 43rd Street Road bridge.
- Motorists on the east side of the bridge will be directed to C.R. 475A/SW 27th Avenue, head north on C.R. 475A/SW 27th Avenue to SW 42nd Street, and continue west on SW 42nd Street. The roadway will become SW 43rd Street Road, and motorists will continue west over the SW 43rd Street Road bridge.
As repairs to the bridge continue in the coming weeks, at times when the bridge is not closed, a single lane of the SW 66th Street bridge will be open with a temporary traffic signal on the bridge to assist with traffic flow.
The schedule is subject to change due to weather or unforeseen conditions.
Check www.CFLRoads.com for updates on lane closures.