I-10 bridge damage

Florida Department of Transportation crews will be conducting inspections on the Interstate 10 overpass bridge across Interstate 75 in Columbia County tonight, leading to lane closures.

LAKE CITY — The Florida Department of Transportation will be conducting a follow-up inspection tonight at the Interstate 75 and Interstate 10 interchange, resulting in lane closures.

The closures will begin at 9 p.m., starting with one northbound lane.

When the inspection is complete, FDOT crews will move to the southbound side of I-75, closing one southbound lane.

The inspection work is expected to be completed by 5 a.m. Thursday.

The inspections and lane closures on I-75 follow a lane closure on I-10 west Wednesday afternoon for repairs.

That work is scheduled to begin around 4:30 p.m. at the I-10 overpass of Interstate 75 in Columbia County. The work is expected to take around two hours depending on the weather.

The lane will be closed to allow for adjustments to the temporary barrier wall in place following an accident Monday afternoon.

A semi trailer heading west swerved to avoid an unknown vehicle that cut in front, causing a piece of machinery to fall off the trailer and roll down the interstate. The machinery caused major damage to the roadway and the overpass.

I-10 west as well as all lanes of Interstate 75 were closed Monday for more than six hours.

FDOT inspectors assessed the damaged concrete and installed a containment system on the bridge to ensure that vehicles traveling under the bridge on I-75 will not be damaged by potential falling concrete.

That system allowed the roadways to reopen, according to an FDOT release.

Further repairs on the I-10 overpass will be scheduled in the coming weeks.

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