CR 214 overpass at I-95 reopens to traffic with makeshift stoplights

Crash snarled traffic during rush hour Wednesday in St. Johns County

Photo: St. Johns County Sheriff's Office. (

ST. AUGUSTINE; Fla. – The County Road 214 overpass that crosses I-95 reopened to traffic Thursday — earlier than anticipated — but photos shared by the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office show makeshift stoplights are in place while crews continue to work on the damage.

“The CR214 overpass is back open using the pictured red light,” the Sheriff’s Office said in a post to Twitter. “Please be very patient upon approach and wait for the green light before proceeding across the overpass. Be sure to use caution.”

The bridge was struck by a dump truck Wednesday morning, which closed two southbound lanes of I-95 near exit 315 due to debris in the road. The truck was heading south when it hit the overpass at about 3 a.m.

It’s unclear how long the repairs might take.

The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office says a dump truck struck the overpass on I-95 and CR 214. (Provided by St. Johns County Sheriff's Office)