I-75 reopening in Alligator Alley as brush fire smoke eases

Brush sire burns 6,000 acres

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -- After days of brush fires the Florida Highway Patrol is reopening Interstate 75 in Alligator Alley on Wednesday as smoke eases.

About 7,00 acres were burning at one point on Wednesday.

Florida Highway Patrol said Wednesday morning that I-75 (Alligator Alley) is closed from Golden Gate Parkway (exit 105) to State Road 29 (exit 80).

Drivers should avoid the area. However, FHP said the eastbound and westbound drivers should take these detours:

  • Eastbound I-75 Traffic: Take Exit 101 (County Road 951) to US 41 (Tamiami Trail). Turn left onto eastbound US41. Take eastbound US 41 to SR 29. Turn left onto northbound SR 29. Take northbound SR 29 to I75. Turn right onto the eastbound I75 entrance ramp.
  • Westbound I-75 Traffic: Take Exit 80 (State Road 29) north for a northern travel destination. For a southern travel destination (Naples). Take SR 29 to US 41 (Tamiami Trail). Turn right onto US 41.

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