The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, is holding a public information meeting regarding improvements to Interstate 75 at State Road 70 in Manatee County. The public meeting is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at the Manatee Technical College, 6305 State Road 70 East Bradenton, Florida 34203. [Read more…] about Interstate 75 at State Road 70 Interchange Construction Public Meeting
The Florida Department of Transportation’s I-75 at University Parkway, Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) project was recognized today by a consortium of national transportation organizations as one of 12 finalists in the “America’s Transportation Awards” competition. The online voting that begins today will now determine the national Grand Prize and the People’s Choice Awards and a cash prize state departments of transportation can use for educational scholarships or non-profits in their home states. [Read more…] about FDOT’s I-75 at University Parkway Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) Project Named One of the Best Transportation Projects in the Nation
I-75 at SR 64/Manatee Avenue Interchange (Exit 220): Construction project: Crews are currently widening northbound and southbound I-75 and performing ramp, grading, and drainage work. Next week crews will be shifting traffic to a new traffic pattern.
- On Monday, May 14, during the nighttime/overnight hours of 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., weather permitting, WESTBOUND SR 64 travel lanes will shift to the temporary lanes constructed toward the outside of the road.
- On Wednesday, May 16, during the nighttime/overnight hours of 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., weather permitting, EASTBOUND SR 64 travel lanes will shift to the temporary lanes constructed toward the median.
- On Thursday, May 17th, during the nighttime/overnight hours of 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., weather permitting, Exit 220 will open for all exiting northbound I-75 traffic to reach eastbound and westbound SR 64. Exit 220 B will be permanently closed.
- Motorists are advised that one lane closure in each direction on I-75 between will occur in the overnight hours between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. throughout the duration of the project.
This project reconstructs the interchange, widens interchange ramps and SR 64, and installs sidewalks and bicycle lanes on SR 64. Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Drivers should use caution while traveling in this area. Estimated completion is late 2019. The contractor is Prince Contracting LLC.
I-75 (SR 93) / University Parkway Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) Sarasota/Bradenton: Construction project:
Temporary Night/Overnight Ramp Closure at I-75/University Parkway Interchange
Tuesday, May 1 through Thursday, May 3
Detour – I-75 Northbound On-Ramp Closure at the I-75/University Parkway Interchange:
The contractor anticipates implementing a temporary detour route at the I-75/University Parkway interchange at night/overnight Tuesday, May 1 through Thursday, May 3 between 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. to repair asphalt pavement.
Motorists traveling on University Parkway wishing to travel north on I-75 are directed to enter southbound I-75, exit at Fruitville Road/Exit 210, travel east and enter northbound I-75 and continue north.
Improvements being made as part of this project consist of constructing a diverging diamond interchange, adding an auxiliary lane on northbound and southbound I-75, constructing new bridges on I-75 over University Parkway, widening of University Parkway, widening of I-75 bridges over Errie Creek and Foley Creek, realignment of on-ramps and off-ramps at I-75/University Parkway, addition of ponds, drainage improvements, new lighting and signalization, construction of a noise wall on the west side of I-75, sidewalks, bike lanes, and pedestrian walkways. Expected completion is early 2018. The contractor is Prince Contracting, LLC. For additional information, please visit the project website at swflroads.com/i75/university.
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will start installing truck parking sensory technology in six locations along Interstate 75 (I-75) in Marion and Sumter counties the beginning of March.
The work is part of the FDOT’s Truck Parking Availability System (TPAS) project, which detects available parking spaces at welcome centers, rest areas and weigh stations, and sends alerts to commercial truck drivers via message boards, in-truck sensors and mobile apps. Installation is estimated to be completed at all six locations by Summer 2018, and is dependent on weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
The locations are:
- I-75 northbound rest area located 4 miles north of County Road (C.R.) 484 (Exit 341)
- I-75 southbound rest area located 3 miles south of State Road (S.R.) 200 (Exit 350)
- I-75 northbound Truck Comfort Station (Weigh-in-Motion station) located 10 miles north of S.R. 44 (Exit 329)
- I-75 southbound Truck Comfort Station (Weigh-in-Motion station) located 2 miles south of C.R. 484 (Exit 341)
- I-75 northbound rest area located 6 miles north of S.R. 50/U.S. 98 (Exit 301)
- I-75 southbound rest area located 1 mile south of C.R. 476B (Exit 309)
Commercial drivers are advised that construction will require about half of the truck parking spaces at each location to be closed for a short time for installation of the in-ground sensors within the parking space. Only one location at a time will have parking space closures, and at least one handicap space will be available at all times. Information about closures will be posted at cflroads.com.
Media inquiries can be directed to the FDOT District Five Communications Office at (386) 943-5479 or via email at email@example.com.
I-75/University Parkway (mile marker 213), Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) Sarasota/Bradenton: Construction project:
Lane Closures – Northbound I-75 On and Off Ramps at the I-75/University Parkway Interchange:
Wednesday, February 21. Details below:
The contractor anticipates implementing temporary single lane closures on northbound and southbound ramps of I-75/University Parkway interchange at night/overnight Wednesday, February 21 between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. while crews place the final layer of asphalt on the ramp. All ramps will remain open.
Improvements being made as part of this project consist of constructing a diverging diamond interchange, adding an auxiliary lane on northbound and southbound I-75, constructing new bridges on I-75 over University Parkway, widening of University Parkway, widening of I-75 bridges over Errie Creek and Foley Creek, realignment of on-ramps and off-ramps at I-75/University Parkway, addition of ponds, drainage improvements, new lighting and signalization, construction of a noise wall on the west side of I-75, sidewalks, bike lanes, and pedestrian walkways. Expected completion is early 2018. The contractor is Prince Contracting, LLC. For additional information, please visit the project website at swflroads.com/i75/university/.
I-75 from N. Jones Loop Road (exit 161) to US 17 (exit 164): Construction project: Work continues to widen approximately four miles of the interstate from four to six lanes and widen the bridges over N. Jones Loop Road (exit #161) and Marion Avenue/Riverside Drive/Seminole Gulf Railway. The project also includes roadway safety improvements and bridge work under I-75 on N. Jones Loop Road, US 17, and Marion Avenue/Riverside Drive.
- Motorists should expect northbound I-75 traffic to be slowed at the North Jones Loop Road interchange (exit 161) for approximately 15-20 minutes between the nighttime/overnight hours of 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Wednesday, February 14 for crews to move a crane. Exit and entrance ramps will remain open. Law enforcement officers will be onsite to assist.
- Motorists should expect Marion Avenue/Riverside Drive fully CLOSED under I-75 for crews to complete bridgework, safety improvements, and roadway work. This closure is scheduled to remain in place until late spring 2018, weather permitting. The closure applies to all vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists.
- Motorists on Marion Avenue, west of the interstate may use Marion Avenue to Marlympia Way to reach US 17.
- Motorists on Riverside Drive, east of the interstate may use Riverside Drive to Regent Road to reach US 17.
- Motorists should expect one lane closed in each direction on I-75 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday night through Saturday morning for crews to work in the median.
- Motorists should expect lane closures on North Jones Loop Road during daytime hours of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday for crews to complete bridgework.
- Motorists should expect I-75 travel lanes from N. Jones Loop Road to south of the bridge over the Peace River shifted to the outside of the roadway.
Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Drivers should use caution while traveling in this area and be alert to trucks entering and exiting roadways in the work zone. Estimated completion is early 2019, weather permitting. The contractor is Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC.
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has scheduled a Public Kickoff Meeting for the I-75 at County Road (C.R.) 514 Interchange from 0.5 Miles West of I-75 to C.R. 525 Extension PD&E Study in Sumter County. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the potential impacts of a new interchange near the I-75/C.R. 514 (Warm Springs Avenue) overpass to the natural, physical, and human environments.
The purpose of this project is to improve the existing transportation network and support regional travel demand by providing additional access to I-75 at C.R. 514. The existing transportation network facilities in the project and surrounding area will be unable to support future demand associated with the planned Florida Crossroads Industrial Activity Center and residential development expanding from the north and east toward the project area. An additional access to I-75 is expected to provide relief to the surrounding transportation network and meet anticipated growth and future travel demand.
The Public Kickoff Meeting will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the City of Coleman Community Center, 1204 N. Church Street, Coleman, FL 33521. This meeting will be held in an informal, open-house format and is an opportunity to introduce the project and study process, present information regarding existing conditions, and receive initial feedback.
The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable federal environmental laws for these projects are being, or have been, carried out by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 14, 2016 and executed by the Federal Highway Administration and FDOT.
Persons with disabilities who require accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Mary McGhee, Project Manager, by phone at 386-943-5063 or via email at Mary.McGehee@dot.state.fl.us at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact us by using the Florida Relay Service, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-8770 (Voice).
Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Persons wishing to express their concerns relative to FDOT compliance with Title VI may do so by contacting Jennifer Smith, FDOT District Five Title VI Coordinator by email at Jennifer.Smith2@dot.state.fl.us.
For media-related questions, please contact the Public Information Office at 386-943-5473 or Jessica.Ottaviano@dot.state.fl.us.
Governor Rick Scott today directed the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to begin examining ways to help expedite evacuation routes from the I-75/ Florida Turnpike Interchange near Wildwood to the Florida-Georgia border during times of emergencies such as hurricanes. FDOT’s report will be submitted in January 2018.
Governor Scott said, “In preparation for Hurricane Irma, the state worked closely with local emergency management, transportation and law enforcement partners to successfully oversee the largest evacuation in U.S. history. Anytime a natural disaster threatens our state, we must do all we can to ensure Floridians can evacuate safely. That is why today, I am directing FDOT and their traffic experts to begin a comprehensive evaluation on ways to help expedite evacuation routes on I-75 from Wildwood to the Florida-Georgia border. This roadway is a major evacuation route, and it is crucial that residents and visitors can quickly and safely travel in this area during emergencies. We will continue to work with all our partners to make sure we are doing everything we can to ensure our state is fully prepared for all emergencies so we can keep our families and visitors safe.”
The Florida Department of Transportation today announced that I-75 will remain open, as flood waters have been receding on the Santa Fe River. As of this morning, FDOT engineers and state meteorologists do not believe that the Santa Fe River will reach a level to make the interstate unsafe.
On Wednesday, FDOT and the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles announced that due to unprecedented flooding of the Santa Fe River, there was a potential for I-75 to close for motorist safety.
Because of high water levels of the Santa Fe River, US 41 and US 27 remain closed. Once these highways are safe, they will be reopened to motorists.
FDOT and the DHSMV will continue to keep Floridians and visitors updated on traffic conditions by constantly updating FL511.com.