I-75 from south of N. Jones Loop Road north of US 17
About the Project
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District One is widening Interstate 75 (I-75) from south of North Jones Loop Road (exit 161) to US 17 from four lanes to six lanes. This is the final segment to be improved to six lanes from the Florida-Georgia border to Southwest Florida.
The project consists of widening approximately four miles of the interstate from four lanes to six lanes toward the median. Crews will also widen the bridges over N. Jones Loop Road and Marion Avenue/Riverside Drive/Seminole Gulf Railway. The project also includes roadway safety improvements and bridge work under I-75 on N. Jones Loop Road, US 17, and Marion Avenue/Riverside Drive.
Project improvements are built within existing right of way, or land FDOT already owns. Therefore, no right-of-way acquisition is required. A future project will ultimately widen I-75 to ten lanes plus auxiliary lanes. The interstate will include two express lanes, three general use lanes and an auxiliary lane in each direction. The improvements are planned to extend the acceptable level of service for I-75 beyond 2050.
What to expect from construction
While the majority of project will be on I-75, work will occur under the interstate as well. As part of the project, crews will complete bridge work, milling and resurfacing, and safety improvements under I-75 on N. Jones Loop Road, US 17, and Marion Avenue/Riverside Drive. While crews work on Marion Avenue/Riverside Drive, the road will be fully closed under the interstate. Motorists west of the interstate must use Marion Avenue. Motorists east of the interstate must use Riverside Drive. Signs will be posted to assist motorists.
- I-75 ramp closures will occur during the nighttime/overnight hours of 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.
- Motorists should expect nighttime/overnight lane closures on I-75 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. throughout the duration of the project.
- Marion Avenue/Riverside Drive will be CLOSED at I-75 (from Melinda Avenue to Morningstar Drive) for approximately 4 months while crews complete bridge work over the roadway and Seminole Gulf Railroad.
- The contractor will temporarily shift traffic on N. Jones Loop Road and US 17 while crews complete roadway and bridge work