LAKELAND, Fla. (970 WFLA) – It's the final day of those CSX railroad track repairs at the I-4 Kathleen Road overpass in Lakeland that require closure of the Interstate 4 under the bridge for safety.
Today, until 8 o'clock tonight, I-4 is closed eastbound between West Memorial Boulevard, Exit 28 and US 98, Exit 32 All eastbound traffic will be diverted onto West Memorial Boulevard and the local road network.
Motorists traveling eastbound I-4 through to Orlando are encouraged to use Exit 27, the Polk Parkway, and follow the 25-mile detour to reconnect with I-4 just west of State Road 559. While the eastbound detour is in place, Polk Parkway tolls are suspended at all mainline and ramp toll plazas serving eastbound traffic, only.
I-4 Westbound was closed for the repairs Saturday.