Oversized load on a tractor-trailer damages I-10 overpass

Eastbound lane of I-10 to close for overpass repair

A tractor-trailer driver with an oversized load struck the underside of the Interstate 10 overpass on County Road 255 on Monday, March 16 at 12:24 p.m. According to the Florida Highway Patrol report, Jason Singletary, 40, of Mayo was traveling southbound on CR 255 with an oversized load on the trailer. The tractor-trailer traveled under the I-10 overpass and the top of the load collided with the underside of the overpass. The tractor-trailer then came to a controlled stop facing south on the west shoulder of CR 255. Singletary was cited for careless driving. The Florida Department of Transportation has released the following press release: Interstate 10 is reduced to one lane in the westbound direction indefinitely until repairs are made to the CR 255 overpass (Exit 262) near Lee in Madison County. Three bridge beams, which support the deck of the overpass were damaged. Preliminary inspection revealed severe damage to at least one of the bridge beams. Traffic is using the westbound inside lane while traffic on County Road 255 is also shifted around the damage. FDOT’s maintenance contractor is preparing a plan to repair the damaged beams. 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 this weekend should allow for extra time to reach their destination or use U.S. 90 as an alternate route.

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