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Published on May 1, 2009
This video was produced shortly after a fatal accident took place on the flyover ramp from southbound Interstate 275 to eastbound Interstate 375 (Exit 23A) in Downtown St. Petersburg. As this is my first ever YouTube video this is an impromptu video that I created.
First Ill take you on a ride on southbound Interstate 275, exiting at eastbound Interstate 375. I explain how dangerous this ramp has become, especially since the tanker mishap at this very same location back in March 2007.
Next, Ill show you another ramp that is potentially dangerous, and that is Interstate 275 southbound at Interstate 175. It has the same flyover characteristics; however, this ramp goes under the northbound lanes of Interstate 275 rather than over as is the case with Interstate 375.
More recently after I did this video the Florida DOT made some safety improvements to the ramp onto eastbound Interstate 375 from southbound Interstate 275. In my opinion the safety improvements are good but not good enough. Improvements include erecting Speed Limit 50 mph signs at the start of the ramp and an advance 50 mph warning mounted in the median just before the last overhead sign gantry for Interstate 375 on southbound Interstate 275.
Here is a link to the blog entry over at my Interstate 275 Florida Blog for more information on the ramp: