Tampa, Florida -- Motorists traveling on the Veterans Expressway should expect nightly detours at the Hutchison Road and Gunn Highway ramps this week.
Beginning at 9 p.m. on Aug. 26, and continuing through 6 a.m., Friday morning, drivers can expect detours at the following on-and off-ramps:
August 26 and 27:
- Hutchison Road northbound on-ramp will be closed. Follow the detour at Wilcox to Lakeshore and enter the Veterans northbound at Van Dyke Road.
- Hutchison Road southbound off-ramp will be closed. Take the Van Dyke Road off-ramp and follow the detour to Wilcox back to Hutchison Road.
August 28 and 29
- The Gunn Highway northbound on-ramp will be closed. Follow Gunn Highway to Ehrlich Road and enter the Veterans Expressway.
- The Gunn Highway southbound off-ramp will be closed. Exit at Ehrlich Road and follow the detour to Gunn Highway.
The closures are necessary to install foundations for the new all-electronic toll gantries. The Veterans Expressway will be converted to cashless tolling in the spring of 2014.
Florida Department of Transportation