Traffic alert: ‘Ground depression’ closes SR 408 exit ramp in downtown Orlando

An exit ramp on State Road 408 in downtown Orlando was closed due to a “ground depression,” city officials said.

Officials closed the Orange Avenue exit ramp (10B) early Wednesday morning.

They said the depression into Lake Lucerne was affecting the bottom of the exit ramp.

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SGL Construction crews were at the site.

The left lane of the off ramp was reopened just after 11 a.m.

Officials said the right lane will remain closed as they continue investigating and plan for any necessary repair work.

It’s not known how long the lane will be closed.

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Officials said drivers should take exits at Mills Avenue or Orange Blossom Trail as an alternate route.

The Florida Department of Transportation said it will continue investigating.

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Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.