I-75 (SR 93) / University Parkway Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) (Sarasota/Bradenton): Construction Project:
Detour – I-75 Northbound Off-Ramp and Northbound On-Ramp CLOSED Sunday, April 23. Details Below:
As part of the northbound I-75 traffic shift to the newly constructed northbound bridge, anticipated to take place Sunday, April 23 at the I-75/University Parkway interchange, the I-75 northbound off-ramp and the I-75 northbound on-ramp are closed at night/overnight, Sunday, April 23 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Motorists traveling north on I-75 wishing to exit at University Parkway are directed to continue north on I-75, exit at SR 70 westbound, enter southbound I-75 and exit at University Parkway/Exit 213.
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 on I-75.
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 fall 2017. The contractor is Prince Contracting, LLC. For additional information, please visit the project website at http://www.swflroads.com/i75/university/