The southbound lanes of I-75 in Sarasota County have been reopened at this time.
Northerners making their way to Southwest Florida and local businesses awaiting shipments may have to wait longer.
Southbound lanes of Interstate 75 in Sarasota County are expected to be closed for another 24 to 48 hours from about 8 a.m. Wednesday, Florida Highway Patrol reported.
The reason is a dump truck driving south on I-75 hit the north side of an overpass at Ponce Deleon Boulevard at mile marker 184. Southbound I-75 lanes are closed between River Road (exit 191) and Sumter Road (exit 182).
Florida Department of Transportation has bridge inspectors accessing damage to the bridge. Until the bridge has been repaired and determined safe for traffic, southbound lanes will remain closed, FHP said.
Southbound traffic must exit I-75 at the River Road Exit and must proceed south to U.S. 41. Once on U.S. 41, traffic may travel east to Sumter Road. Traffic will be allowed to re-enter I-75 at the Sumter Road and resume traveling south to their final destination. Northbound lanes remain open.