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I-75 Widening from the Pasco/Hernando counties line to south of State Road 50 (completed November 2016)

Project Description

Financial Project Number: 411011-3
Project Limits: I-75 from the Pasco/Hernando counties line to just south of State Road 50
Project Length: 5.4 miles
Estimated Construction Cost: $35.5 million
Contractor: The Middlesex Corporation
Contract Start Date: June 16, 2014
Construction Start: August 11, 2014
Completed: November 2, 2016

About this Project
The Florida Department of Transportation's contractor widened Interstate 75 from four to six lanes from the Pasco County/Hernando County line to just south of State Road 50. The project included adding one lane in each direction and resurfacing the two existing travel lanes in each direction while maintaining a minimum 26 foot median.

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A third lane opened July 1, 2016 on southbound I-75 from south of State Road 50 to the Pasco County line and on August 23, 2016 on northbound I-75 in the same area.
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This project also included pond construction, drainage, Intelligent Transportation System (ITS)* installation, signing and pavement markings.

The completed project features 12-foot through-lanes in each direction plus 10-foot inside and outside paved shoulders, and a minimum 26 foot median between northbound and southbound I-75 from the Pasco County/Hernando County line to just south of State Road 50.

* 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
  • Widen the interstate from 4 to 6 lanes
  • Improve drainage
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems

    Traffic Flow
    The construction phasing was designed so that all existing lanes of traffic remained open on I-75 during peak traffic 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