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Road crews to repair damage from I-75 pileups

Two lanes on both sides of I-75 will close at 8 p.m. Wednesday, with the work finishing up by 6 a.m. Thursday.

The Associated Press

2/29/2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Crews are set to repair damage from last month's deadly crashes along Interstate 75 south of Gainesville.

Two lanes on both sides of I-75 will close at 8 p.m. Wednesday, with the work finishing up by 6 a.m. Thursday.

Florida Department of Transportation spokeswoman Gina Busscher says traffic volumes are less at night, but traffic could back up along the busy stretch of interstate.

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The Gainesville Sun reports the southbound closures will be just south of mile marker 379, about five miles south of Gainesville. About 400 feet of pavement will be removed and replaced. After the southbound work is completed, crews will move to the northbound side for resurfacing.

Eleven people died Jan. 29 when smoke and fog caused a series of fiery crashes on I-75.

Kevin Jones of The Trucker staff can be reached for comment at kevinj@thetrucker.com.

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