UNIVERSITY PARK -- Some nighttime lane closures are coming to University Parkway beginning Monday as work on the Interstate 75/University Parkway diverging diamond interchange continues.
The closures are:
The I-75 northbound off ramp at University Parkway will be closed and a temporary detour route in place between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. Monday while crews remove the overhead truss on the ramp. Motorists northbound on I-75 wishing to travel west or east on University Parkway will be directed to State Road 70, enter southbound I-75 and exit at University Parkway.
University Parkway will be closed between I-75 and Market Street/Lake Osprey and a temporary detour route in place between midnight and 5 a.m. Tuesday. Temporary lane closures begin at 10 p.m.
University Parkway will be closed between I-75 and Cooper Creek/Cattlemen Road and temporary lane closures begin at 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, with the temporary detour route in place between midnight and 5 a.m.
The closures are part of the $74.5 million project, which is expected to be completed in time for the 2017 World Rowing Championship at Nathan Benderson Park from Sept. 24-Oct. 1, 2017. The diverging diamond interchange is the first in Florida and will be the largest in the United States when completed.
Claire Aronson, Manatee County reporter, can be reached at 941-745-7024. Follow her on Twitter@Claire_Aronson.