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I-95 entrance ramps from Atlantic Blvd. buckle under weight of crane

5:03 AM, Jan 10, 2014   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Two heavily traveled entrance ramps to Interstate 95 Northbound that were closed Thursday morning have reopened Friday.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the ramps from Atlantic Boulevard leading to I-95 Northbound buckled under the weight of a construction crane overnight Thursday, causing a closure of both ramps leading to the freeway.

Florida Department of Transportation spokesman, Michael Goldman, said crews were working on sheet piling near the road when the vibrations caused an eight to nine inch depression in the roadway. The depression is the result of a void between the pavement and the soil from the original construction of the ramps, Goldman added.

New concrete was delivered Thursday, but took several hours to fix the depression in the roadway.

FHP's website also indicated that the on ramp leading from Philips Highway to I-95 is closed.

FDOT reports the damages run from $20- to $30-thousand. No word yet on who will get that bill.

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