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TPA passengers encouraged to allow extra travel time during upcoming bridge closure

NEW CLOSURE DATE: The closure of the Howard Frankland Bridge for Jan. 9 and Jan. 10 has been postponed. The closure will now take place beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16 until noon on Sunday, Jan. 17.

Attention Tampa International Airport travelers: All I-275 lanes on the Howard Frankland Bridge will close from 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9 until noon on Sunday, Jan. 10 as part of ongoing roadway project.

Travelers coming to the Airport over the bridge encouraged to add approximately 30 minutes of travel time as traffic congestion and delays may occur while traveling on these roadways during this closure.

Electronic message boards and temporary signage will assist I-275 northbound and southbound motorists traveling around this closure via the posted detour route using Roosevelt Boulevard, Gandy Boulevard, and Dale Mabry Highway.

Other roadways (Roosevelt Boulevard, Bayside Bridge, Courtney Campbell Causeway, and Memorial Highway) will remain accessible and may provide an alternate route if needed.