Overnight closure of I-75 South ramp to Newberry Road planned this weekend

Press release from Florida Department of Transportation

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – As part of a high-friction pavement surface installation project, the ramp from southbound I-75 to Newberry Road (State Road 26) is scheduled to close nightly from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 18, and Saturday, Aug. 19, weather and unforeseen circumstances permitting.

During the closure, motorists on I-75 South will detour via SW Archer Road east and I-75 north to access the Newberry Road exit.

The safety improvements will enhance pavement friction and assist vehicles on ramps entering and exiting the interstate. The improvements will include a thin layer of high-quality, polish-resistant aggregate bonded to the pavement surface with a polymer resin binder. In Florida, the application has reduced the rate of total crashes on ramps by 32 percent and decreased wet-weather crashes by 75 percent.

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