All westbound traffic on Interstate 10 at Exit 262/County Road 255 in Madison County is to be diverted off the interstate onto the ramps to allow repairs to the overpass, which began Tuesday, March 31 and will last for approximately eight days. I-10 eastbound traffic will not be affected. I-10 westbound traffic has been reduced to one lane since March 16 when an over height piece of equipment being driven on CR 255 struck the underside of the I-10 overpass and damaged three beams supporting the deck of the overpass. One beam was severely damaged and must be replaced while the other two will be repaired beginning Saturday, March 28. Westbound traffic will be reduced to one lane a mile before the overpass and then diverted down the off-ramp and back onto I-10 using the on-ramp. All cross traffic on CR 255 will be halted so there will be an uninterrupted flow of I-10 traffic across CR 255. Westbound I-10 traffic will not be allowed to travel south on CR 255 under the overpass. Eastbound I-10 traffic will be allowed to exit at County Road 255 to travel south and re-enter I-10 eastbound only. The westbound truck weigh station just east of the CR 255 exit will be closed during this time because of the close proximity to the exit ramp. The speed limit is reduced to 45 mph. Law enforcement will be assisting with the I-10 diversion and CR 255 detours. Traffic on this segment of I-10 averages about 20,400 vehicles a day with an average of 10,500 vehicles a day headed westbound. Traffic peaks on Friday afternoons and Sunday evenings on I-10 in this area so motorists traveling I-10 westbound should allow for extra time to reach their destination or use U.S. 90 as an alternate route. Updates will be posted on FDOT’s Twitter @MyFDOT_NEFL or by calling the Northeast Florida Road Information Hotline toll free at 888-558-1518.
I-10/CR 255 overpass closed