Update on I-75 Construction

Update on I-75 Construction

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to inform the public about upcoming road work in Southwest Florida. Below are the work schedule and lane closure locations for major state road projects.

Motorists are reminded to wear safety belts and drive with caution, courtesy, common sense, and patience as they travel through work zones. Remember, speeding fines are doubled in work zones.

 As a reminder, travelers can visit www.FL511.com or dial “511” from their phone to

learn about traffic conditions on major roadways across the state.

If you know before you go, you can plan accordingly and save time and money.

I-75 at SR 70 Interchange (Exit 217): Construction project: This week, crews will work on

clearing vegetation, retaining walls, and drainage improvements. 

  • Motorists should expect lane closures on I-75 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8.45 p.m. to 6 a.m. (northbound) or 8.00 p.m. to 5 a.m. (southbound) through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane closures on SR 70 during nighttime/overnight hours from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the duration of the construction.
  • Motorists should expect lane shifts on I-75 and SR 70 through the duration of the construction.
  • Drivers should exercise caution and be aware of construction vehicles entering and exiting the interstate through the duration of the construction.

 Variable message signs will be in place to alert drivers that work is underway. Estimated completion is late 2021. The contractor is Sacyr Construction USA, LLC.

 

I-75 at SR 64/Manatee Avenue Interchange (Exit 220): Construction project: This week, crews

are currently reconstructing SR 64, constructing sidewalks on eastbound SR 64, constructing and paving interstate ramps, and drainage work.

  • Motorists are advised that on Sunday, January 27th, SR 64 eastbound and westbound travel lanes will shift, weather permitting.  Use caution within work zone and be alert for lane shift.
  • Motorists are advised that on Tuesday, January 29th, the new ramp to northbound I-75 will be opened, weather permitting.  Traffic will shift from the temporary ramp to the new permanent ramp.  Use caution within work zone and be alert for lane shift.
  • Motorists are advised that one lane closure in each direction on SR 64 may occur during the overnight hours between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. throughout the duration of the project.
  • Motorists are advised that one lane closure in each direction on I-75 may occur during 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 at the University Parkway Interchange (Exit 213): Construction project: Crews are installing landscaping and irrigation systems at the I-75 and University Parkway interchange. Lane closures on I-75, if needed, will occur between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Lane closures on University Parkway, if needed, will occur between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Estimated completion is spring 2019. The contractor is Frankie Valdez Company, Inc.



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