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It had been delayed due to weather. Now we know when the Pasco County road closure of State Road 56 over I-75 will be.

As it turns out, rain delayed this project, but a new date has been announced by the Florida Department of Transportation. This part of the project has been scheduled for the weekend of April 30th.

If you’re ready for the road closure and can plan around it, you’ll save yourself a great deal of drivers’ frustration. Beginning Saturday, April 30 at 11 p.m., State Road 56 will be closed over I-75. Anyone needing to get across that overpass will need to find another way, such as taking State Road 54.

In order to change the configuration of the transitions from I-75 to State Road 56 (in other words, the ramps), the project needs the road to be closed. It’s only for a couple of days, so don’t let it get your blood pressure raised too much. The road is supposed to re-open late Sunday afternoon, depending on the weather.

Eastbound State Road 56 drivers will be able to turn south onto I-75. Drivers going north on I-75 will be allowed to exit to the east onto State Road 56.

The result of this project will be what is called a diverging diamond. It will help to eliminate “contact points” between opposing lanes of traffic. Here’s the statement from the Florida Department of Transportation with full explanation of the road closures and detours.

This video below was from the original closure dates, but it shows how the new configuration will appear.

[Source: ABC Action News]

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