The Southwest Connect™ I-75 North Corridor is 40 miles in length and traverses the major urban areas of Sarasota and Bradenton. It also crosses the navigable Manatee River in Manatee County near the northern project terminus. The functional classification of I-75 within the project limits is Urban Principal Arterial – Interstate.
This segment of I-75 consists of six and eight-lane divided typical sections. Existing right of way along the corridor ranges from approximately 300 feet to 550 feet in width.
The Department is conducting a Planning Study from south of River Road (SR 777) in Sarasota County to north of Moccasin Wallow Road in Manatee County that makes up and will evaluate the future needs of the I-75 North Corridor in District One. This study will evaluate strategies for the mainline and interchanges, including managed lanes, that will improve accessibility, mobility, and safety. Results of this study will be documented in this corridors Master Plan.
The Master Plan will allow FDOT to focus future efforts and funding by prioritizing the most critical areas. It also analyzes the existing and expected future traffic, or demand, on the interstate system. This long-range approach provides a regional perspective to identify the areas where future demand is predicted and to assist in defining the Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study limits for the corridor. Improvements identified in this Master Plan may include widening, managed lanes, modifying interchanges, and evaluating requests for new interchanges.
North Corridor Limits: Interstate 75 from south of River Road (SR 777) to north of Moccasin Wallow Road
For more information, please visit the project website at www.swflinterstates.com/i75-north-corridor/.
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