Tampa police officers are redirecting traffic after a depression opened up on the 50th Street ramp towards eastbound I-4.

The ramp will remain closed Thursday night for repairs, but Florida Department of Transportation says it should be operational for Friday morning rushhour.

  • Possible sinkhole on 50th Street ramp to I-4
  • Roadway closed
  • FDOT crews working on road, no timetable for reopening

According to authorities, the small hole was discovered Thursday morning near a grate on the side of the roadway.

A crew is working to repair the depression as well as a cracked pipe. As soon as the depression is filled and the pipe repaired, a metal plate will be placed over the area, so the ramp can be reopened.