New lanes on I-75 near US 301 taking shape, Construction on Bridges and the Interchange to Come
Update on the Construction - I-75 at US 301 Interchange
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is reconstructing the interchange at I-75 and US 301. The proposed improvements include reconfiguring the existing interchange as well as enhancements to three intersections along US 301: 51st Avenue East, 60th Avenue East, and 19th Street East, and adding auxiliary lanes from SR 64 to the new ramps.
The scope of this project is to widen the I-75 (SR 93) facility and reconstruct the I-75 (SR 93)/US 301 (SR 43) interchange from a partial cloverleaf interchange to a tight diamond configuration.
New bridges will be constructed over the Manatee River for a northbound exit ramp and a southbound entrance ramp. They will be compatible with the ultimate section for future mainline traffic.
The widening and reconstruction of I-75 (SR 93) will provide for an eight-lane divided roadway with 12-foot inside and outside shoulders (10-foot paved) and a median that varies from 64 feet to 161 feet. A depressed median with roadside ditches will be used to convey storm water.
The redesign of the I-75/US 301 interchange will not only handle the existing six lanes of traffic more efficiently, it will accommodate up to ten lanes (two express lanes and three general use lanes in each direction).
These future ultimate improvements are planned to extend the acceptable level of service for I-75 well beyond 2050.
Late Construction starts: Fall 2021
I-75 resurfacing and widening: Fall 2021
Salt Marsh Bridge: Spring 2022
New ramps over Manatee River: Summer 2022
Noise Walls: Summer 2022
US 301 Interchange: Fall 2022
Manatee River Bridge Rehabilitation: Fall 2024
Construction ends: 2025
Construction Cost: $145 million
Read More Here: https://www.swflroads.com/project/201032-5