Repairs continue Thursday night on I-75 at Paynes Prairie

Published: Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 1:54 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 1:54 p.m.

Repairs to pavement damaged by a series of crashes on Interstate 75 in Paynes Prairie will continue Thursday night, the Florida Department of Transportation announced.

"Two of the three southbound lanes were resurfaced Wednesday night with all lanes reopening this morning at 3:40 a.m.," according to a statement released early Thursday afternoon. "Because fog hindering visibility started to settle into the area, a decision was made to finish the southbound lanes and return early this evening to complete the northbound lanes. About 150 feet of pavement will be repaved."

Traffic will be slowed to 60 mph and narrowed to one lane on that section of the interstate about five miles south of Gainesville.

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