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Emergency railroad bridge repairs to cause road closures in Leon County

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Posted at 3:35 PM, Jul 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-01 15:35:34-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — All eastbound lanes from Monroe Street to Magnolia Drive will be closed Monday night and eastbound Apalachee Parkway will be reduced to one lane for the next nine days due to emergency repairs on a railroad bridge in Leon County.

According to the Florida Department of Transportation, emergency repairs to the Florida Gulf & Atlantic Railroad bridge over Apalachee Parkway in Leon County will require the closure of all eastbound lanes from Monroe Street to Magnolia Drive.

The closures will take place from:

  • 8:00 p.m. Monday, July 1 to 6:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 2
  • 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 3 to 12:00 a.m. Sunday, July 7

Drivers will have to use Tennessee Street and Magnolia Drive as a detour route.

Eastbound Apalachee Parkway will also be reduced to one lane for nine days starting at 8:00 p.m. Monday, July 1 to 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, July 10. Westbound traffic will encounter intermittent lane restrictions during the duration of the repairs.

Officials say message boards will be placed on Apalachee Parkway to alert drivers about the temporary restrictions.

They say the Florida Gulf & Atlantic Railroad bridge poses no danger to the traveling public on Apalachee Parkway. All planned construction activities are weather dependent and may be delayed or rescheduled in the event of inclement weather.