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Project Details
Work Type: Interchange Construction
Phase: Completed
Limits: from north of University Parkway to south of State Road (SR) 64 and reconstruction of the I-75/SR 70 interchange
Length: 6.75 miles
Construction Cost: $80.7 million

Project Description

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District One improved approximately 6.75 miles of Interstate 75 from north of University Parkway to south of State Road (SR) 64 and reconstruction of the I-75/SR 70 interchange in Manatee County, Florida.

Project Improvements

The district rebuild the SR 70 interchange from its existing partial cloverleaf to a modified diamond interchange design with a single loop in the northwest quadrant. Interchange improvements also included replacement of entrance and exit ramps and will add emergency stopping sites on the exit ramps.

The project expanded I-75 to an eight-lane highway with three through lanes and an auxiliary lane in each direction. The project rebuild I-75 bridges over SR 70 and widen I-75 bridges at Braden River. FDOT also widen about 1.15 miles of SR 70 from east of Tara Boulevard to west of 87th Street to accommodate the Interchange improvements.

Project Schedule

Stage  Completed  What

Stage I  End of 2018

  • Mobilization
  • Maintenance of Traffic
  • Utility Coordination
  • Construct Stormwater Ponds

Stage II  Summer 2020

  • Construct and widen mainline I-75
  • Construct noise barriers
  • Construct new bridges over SR 70 and Braden River
  • Construct Ramps

Stage III  Fall 2020

  • Reconstruct SR 70

Stage IV Fall 2021

  • Resurfacing
  • Lane/road striping
  • Final Configuration


Public Involvement

Thank you for joining us for the pre-construction public meeting regarding the improvements to Interstate 75 at State Road 70 in Manatee County on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at the Manatee Technical College.

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Contact Information
Communications Team
Brian Bollas
Construction Project Manager
Marlena Gore
(863) 272-5008
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