This design-build project will replace the existing northbound I-75 rest area in Hillsborough County at mile marker 237. This will include demolition of existing structures and construction of a new building, parking areas, roadway and site lighting, picnic pavilions and other improvements.
This project is a design-build project, which means that an overall concept of the design was put out to bid with many design requirements specified in a Request for Proposals. The successful contractor was chosen from a number of qualified firms bidding on the contract based on a design that met the requirements and is the most economical to construct. The contracting team that has been selected is beginning to work on the final design (with its own or contracted licensed engineers) under the same contract time that includes the construction. This allows the contractor to begin working on specific items of work as portions of the design are completed and approved.
Construction activities are anticipated to begin in late 2019 / early 2020.
- There are no lane closures at this time.