The next four months will be a test of patience for regulars of one of the busiest I-275 exits. The Department of Transportation's closure of the southbound Dale Mabry exit is scheduled to take place tonight at 11:30 p.m. as part of the project to widen the interstate.
Cheryl Underwood, who travels from St. Petersburg to Tampa each day, expects her commute time to increase significantly.
"It will be quite congested," Underwood said. "My half hour ride home- half hour, one hour- will probably be more like two hours."