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I-75 Widening from north of State Road 52 to the Pasco/Hernando counties line (completed August 2016)

Project Description

Financial Project Number: 411014-2
Project Limits: On I-75 from north of State Road 52 to the Pasco/Hernando counties line.
Project Length: 7.8 miles
Estimated Construction Cost: $47 million
Contractor: Granite Construction Company
Contract Start Date: January 20, 2014
Construction Start: April 14, 2014
Completed: August 17, 2016

About this Project
The Florida Department of Transportation's contractor widened Interstate 75 from four to six lanes from north of State Road 52 to the Pasco County/Hernando County line. The project included adding one lane in each direction, resurfacing the two existing travel lanes in each direction, extending acceleration ramps at the County Road 41 (Exit 293) interchange and resurfacing the existing ramps.

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A third lane opened March 3 on northbound I-75 and March 4 on southbound I-75 in northern Pasco County from north of State Road 52 (Exit 285) to just south of the Hernando County line (north of County Road 41/Exit 293).
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This project also included pond construction, Intelligent Transportation System (ITS)* installation, signing and pavement markings.

With the project now completed, there are three 12-foot through-lanes in each direction plus 10-foot inside and outside paved shoulders, and a 40 foot median between northbound and southbound I-75 from State Road 52 to the Pasco/Hernando line.

* ITS provides the tools to help FDOT manage traffic. Sensors and cameras provide data to view traffic speed and volume, allowing traffic management operators the ability to provide motorists and traffic reporters real time traffic information. It also enables quicker response to traffic incidents such as accidents, disabled vehicles, and other roadway problems, which can enable traffic flow to be restored to normal conditions faster.

PROJECT GRAPHICS

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Improvement Highlights
  • Widened the interstate from 4 to 6 lanes
  • Improved drainage
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems

    Traffic Flow
    The construction phasing was designed so that all existing lanes of traffic and interchange ramps were 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 much of the construction work was done during 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