First Alert Traffic

Lane closures on I-95 South planned this month for overhead beam replacement in St. Johns County

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. — As part of an emergency construction contract to replace the County Road 214 overpass beam at Interstate 95 southbound, drivers can expect lane closures and detours in the area throughout January.

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Beginning Friday, Jan. 20, on I-95 southbound at CR 214, daily single-lane closures may occur from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., and daily double-lane closures may occur from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Drivers can also expect occasional overnight weekend detours of I-95 for demolition, beam and deck placement. These detours will occur between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays between Jan. 20 and Feb. 5. During these overnight closures, traffic will be detoured via State Road 16 eastbound to U.S. 1 southbound and then to State Road 207 southbound to reconnect with I-95 southbound.

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On CR 214, a temporary signal will direct one-lane, two-way traffic over I-95 throughout the period of construction. Nightly detours of CR 214 may occur between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.

FDOT awarded Superior Construction Company Southeast the $1.15 million contract to repair damage to the CR 214 overpass over southbound I-95. The damage occurred on Dec. 7, 2022, when a dump truck’s elevated bed struck the overpass. Repairs will be completed in February 2023, weather and unforeseen circumstances permitting.