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Friday, Aug 29, 2014
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Interstate 4 closures this weekend in Lakeland area


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Motorists on Interstate 4 will need to allow more driving time this weekend because the highway will be closed in Lakeland on alternate days in each direction to allow for railroad track repairs.

On Saturday, the interstate will be closed westbound in the area from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.:

* Regional traffic will leave I-4 westbound at Exit 41 and follow the Polk Parkway back to I-4.

* Tolls westbound on the Polk Parkway will be suspended.

* Local traffic westbound on I-4 to Lakeland will use Exit 32/US 98.

Then on Sunday, I-4 will close eastbound in the area from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.:

* Regional traffic will leave I-4 eastbound at Exit 27 and follow the Polk Parkway back to I-4.

* Tolls eastbound on the Polk Parkway will be suspended.

* Local traffic eastbound on I-4 to Lakeland will use Exit 28/US 92.

CSX is repairing railroad tracks at the Kathleen Road overpass that require the closing of the interstate.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office said signs will direct drivers along the detour routes.

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