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I-75 Widening from north of County Road 54 to north of State Road 52

Project Description

Financial Project Number: 258736-2-52-01
Project Limits: On I-75 from north of County Road 54 to north of State Road 52. On State Road 52 from west of Old Pasco Road to east of Corporate Lake Boulevard.
Project Length: 6.7 miles on I-75; 1.6 miles on State Road 52
Estimated Construction Cost: $72 million
Contractor: Prince Contracting, LLC.
Contract Start Date: November 18, 2013
Construction Start: May 29, 2014
Estimated Completion Date: Summer 2017

About this Project
The Florida Department of Transportation's (FDOT) contractor is widening Interstate 75 from the existing four lanes to six lanes (3 in each direction) from north of County Road 54 to north of State Road 52 in Pasco County.

The project includes adding lanes in each direction, resurfacing the existing lanes, extensive drainage construction, overhead signing, and high mast lighting. When finished, there will be three 12-foot wide lanes in each direction.

The State Road 52 interchange will remain a diamond shaped interchange with one exception: A loop ramp will be added to the interchange for westbound SR 52 traffic entering southbound I-75. Ramp intersections will have traffic signals to assist with traffic flow entering and exiting I-75.

There will be extensive reconstruction of SR 52 at I-75, from west of Old Pasco Road to east of Corporate Lake Boulevard, where this section will be built to a six-lane roadway that transitions to the existing roadway outside of these limits. Frontage roads will also be constructed on both the north and south side of SR 52, west of I-75.

Bicycle and pedestrian accommodations will be provided in both directions (eastbound and westbound) of SR 52, including on-street bicycle lanes. Standard sidewalk will be built on the south side and a 10-foot wide sidewalk will be provided on the north side.

PROJECT GRAPHICS

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Improvement Highlights

  • Widen the interstate from 4 to 6 lanes.
  • Add a westbound SR 52 loop ramp onto southbound I-75.
  • Improve drainage.
  • Tie in to the completed interstate project north of the County Road 54 interchange.
  • Widen SR 52 to six lanes (.8 miles on each side of I-75).

    Traffic Flow
    The construction phasing is designed so that all existing lanes of traffic and interchange ramps will be open on I-75 during peak traffic hours.

    Night Work
    In order to maintain the construction schedule and to minimize the impact to the traveling public, lane closures and construction work are planned for nighttime hours.

    Lane Closure Hours: 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

    Contact Person(s)

    Public & Media Contact
    John McShaffrey, APR
    Interstate Construction Office
    (813) 975-6930
    E-mail