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Project Details
Work Type Rest Area Replacement
Phase Construction
Limits I-75 NB Rest Area in Hillsborough County
Project Start June 2019
City
County
Road
Construction Cost $17.5 million
Estimated Completion Spring 2021
Contractor PCS Civil, Inc.
About

This project is replacing the existing northbound I-75 rest area at mile marker 238 in Hillsborough County. Improvements include the demolition of the existing structures and construction of new buildings, parking areas, dog parks, picnic pavilions, roadway and site lighting, and other improvements. The new rest area is expected to reopen in the spring of 2021.

Below is information to other northbound I-75 rest areas that are available for use:

  • Mile marker 278 in Pasco County (40 miles after the closed facility).
  • Mile marker 131 in Lee County (107 miles before the closed facility).
  • Commercial vehicles can also access the Weigh-In-Motion/Comfort Station at mile marker 158 in Charlotte County
    (80 miles prior to the closed facility)

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 working 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.

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Contact Information
Construction Manager
Anna Geismar
813-975-3553
Anna.Geismar@dot.state.fl.us
Media Contact
Kris Carson
813-975-6060
Kristen.Carson@dot.state.fl.us
Lane Closures
  • Northbound I-75 Northbound Rest Area in southern Hillsborough County is Closed for Reconstruction

    The northbound I-75 rest area in southern Hillsborough County (at mile marker 238) is closed to all motorists (including commercial vehicles) for demolition and reconstruction.

    Below is information to other northbound I-75 rest areas:

    • Mile marker 278 in Pasco County (40 miles after the closed facility).
    • Mile marker 131 in Lee County (107 miles before the closed facility).
    • Commercial vehicles can also access the Weigh-In-Motion/Comfort Station at mile marker 158 in Charlotte County (80 miles prior to the closed facility).

    The Florida Department of Transportation is replacing the existing northbound I-75 rest area at mile marker 238 in Hillsborough County. Improvements include constructing new buildings, parking areas, dog parks, picnic pavilions, roadway and site lighting, and other improvements.

    The new rest area is expected to reopen in the spring of 2021.

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Project Images
The rest area closed for reconstruction on January 15, 2020
The rest area closed for reconstruction on January 15, 2020
Rest area before it was closed in January 2020