Project Details
Work Type Rest Area Upgrades
Phase Construction
Limits North of Little Manatee River
Project Start December 2018
  • Ruskin
  • Hillsborough
  • I-75
Construction Cost $2.3 million
Estimated Completion Spring 2019
Contractor D.A.B. Constructors, Inc.
Contact Information
Construction Manager
Kouser Manzer
Media Contact
John McShaffrey

This project will upgrade the southbound I-75 rest area in southern Hillsborough County at mile marker 238 between SR 674 and the Little Manatee River. Project work will include repaving the exit and entrance ramps, upgrading sidewalks and restrooms, and improving lighting. 

As of December 3, 2018, the rest area is now closed for construction. It is anticipated to be completed and reopened in the spring of 2019.

The entire rest area is closed to the public during the project. Motorists are not able to exit I-75 to the rest area property. Here is the information for the nearest southbound I-75 rest areas:

  • Next OPEN Rest Area: Mile marker 131 in Lee County (107 miles after the closed facility).
  • Rest Area open PRIOR to the closed Rest Area: Mile marker 278 in Pasco County (40 miles before the closed facility).
  • For truckers, there is a Weigh-In-Motion / Comfort Station in Charlotte County at Mile Marker 158 (80 miles after the closed facility).