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I-75 University Parkway

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I-75 University Parkway

Project Description

This project consists of constructing a diverging diamond interchange, adding an auxiliary lane on northbound and southbound I-75, constructing new bridges on I-75 over University Parkway, widening of University Parkway, widening of I-75 bridges over Errie Creek and Foley Creek, realignment of on-ramps and off-ramps at I-75/University Parkway, addition of ponds, drainage improvements, new lighting and signalization, construction of a noise wall on the west side of I-75, sidewalks, bike lanes, and pedestrian walkways.


WORK ZONE SAFETY

Safety is the top priority during the construction of I-75/University Parkway Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) project. Speeding fines are doubled when workers are present. Crews working to improve the interchange follow Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Florida Department of Transportation safety standards. Drivers are also just as responsible for safety in the work zone as the construction crews.

Quick facts about work zone crashes in Florida that may surprise you:
• More than 90% of people who die in work zone crashes are motorists and pedestrians.
• More than half of the fatal crashes in work zones occur after dark.
• Nearly one quarter of fatal crashes in work zones are influenced by alcohol and drugs.
• More than 50% of all work zone crashes happen because of speeding.

Please do your part to make this project a safe one. Always wear safety belts, adjust your speed, and don't tailgate. Pay close attention and make good driving decisions. Courtesy and caution go a long way toward safety.

Work Zone Safety - It's Everyone's Job!

Project At-A-Glance



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Project Title
I-75/University Parkway Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI)

FPIN #201277-2-52-01 / 201032-4-52-01
FHWA Full Oversite #07561281 / 07561291

District
One (Southwest Florida)

Start Date
August 2015

Est. Completion Date
Fall 2017

Construction Cost
$74.5 Million

Contractor
Company Name

Project Contact
Trudy Gerena, Senior Public Information Officer
813-299-3579 or email: trudy@valerin-group.com

Media Contact
Robin Stublen, FDOT District One Communications Specialist
863-519-2828 or email: robin.stublen@dot.state.fl.us