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Project Details
Work Type Interchange Improvements
Phase Construction
Limits I-75 Interchange at CR 672 (Big Bend Rd) Exit 246
Project Start December 6, 2021
City
County
Road
Construction Cost $81.7 million
Estimated Completion Summer 2025
Contractor Skanska USA Civil Southeast, Inc.
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Due to the rapid growth in the South County area, the Florida Department of Transportation has partnered with Hillsborough County to develop long-term solutions to help alleviate traffic congestion by reconstructing the I-75 interchange at CR 672 (Big Bend Road) Exit 246.

Improvements on this design-build project include: 

  • adding a new northbound I-75 entrance ramp from westbound Big Bend Road
  • adding a new southbound I-75 exit ramp to westbound Big Bend Road
  • increasing the storage area at the base of the northbound I-75 exit ramp by adding a left-turn lane onto westbound Big Bend Road 
  • extending the southbound I-75 exit ramp lane approaching Big Bend Road and adding dual right-turn lanes to westbound Big Bend Road
  • adding a triple right-turn lane controlled by a signal from the southbound I-75 exit ramp to eastbound Big Bend Road
  • adding signalized dual left-turn movements from westbound Big Bend Road to southbound I-75 and eastbound Big Bend Road to northbound I-75
  • widening Big Bend Road between Covington Garden Drive and Simmons Loop from a 4-lane divided road to 6 lanes featuring enhanced pedestrian, bicycle, and bus facilities
  • rebuilding the Old Big Bend Road and Big Bend Road bridges

Construction activities are estimated to finish in summer 2025. 

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Contact Information
Construction Manager
Melissa Chin
813-975-3573
Melissa.Chin@dot.state.fl.us
Media Contact
Kris Carson
813-975-6060
Kristen.Carson@dot.state.fl.us
Lane Closures
  • I-75 interchange at Big Bend Road (Exit 246)
    Lane closures: Tuesday, July 5 through Thursday, July 7 from 9:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. (northbound and southbound)

    CR 672 (Big Bend Road) from Kings Lake Drive to the I-75 overpass
    Lane closures: Tuesday, July 5 through Thursday, July 7 from 9:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.

Project Files
Project Images
I-75 interchange at Big Bend Road (June 2022)
I-75 interchange to the north of Big Bend Road (June 2022)
Big Bend Road to the west of I-75 (June 2022)
Big Bend Road to the west of I-75 (June 2022)
Big Bend Road to the east of I-75 (June 2022)
Big Bend Road to the east of I-75 (June 2022)
Big Bend Road to the east of I-75 (June 2022)
Big Bend Road to the east of I-75 (June 2022)
I-75 Interchange Improvements at Big Bend Road (May 2022)
I-75 Interchange Improvements at Big Bend Road (May 2022)
I-75 Interchange Improvements at Big Bend Road (May 2022)
I-75 Interchange Improvements at Big Bend Road (May 2022)
I-75 Interchange Improvements at Big Bend Road (May 2022)
I-75 Interchange Improvements at Big Bend Road (May 2022)
I-75 Interchange Improvements at Big Bend Road (April 2022)
I-75 Interchange Improvements at Big Bend Road (April 2022)
I-75 Interchange Improvements at Big Bend Road (April 2022)
I-75 Interchange Improvements at Big Bend Road (April 2022)
I-75 Interchange Improvements at Big Bend Road (April 2022)
I-75 Interchange Improvements at Big Bend Road (April 2022)
I-75 Interchange Improvements at Big Bend Road (April 2022)
I-75 Interchange Improvements at Big Bend Road (March 2022)
I-75 Interchange Improvements at Big Bend Road (March 2022)
I-75 Interchange Improvements at Big Bend Road (March 2022)
I-75 Interchange Improvements at Big Bend Road (March 2022)
I-75 Interchange Improvements at Big Bend Road (March 2022)
I-75 Interchange Improvements at Big Bend Road (March 2022)
I-75 Interchange Improvements at Big Bend Road (February 2022)
I-75 Interchange Improvements at Big Bend Road (February 2022)
I-75 Interchange Improvements at Big Bend Road (February 2022)
I-75 Interchange Improvements at Big Bend Road (February 2022)
I-75 Interchange Improvements at Big Bend Road (February 2022)
I-75 Interchange Improvements at Big Bend Road (February 2022)
I-75 Interchange Improvements at Big Bend Road (February 2022)
I-75 Interchange Improvements at Big Bend Road (February 2022)
I-75 Interchange Improvements at Big Bend Road (February 2022)
I-75 Interchange Improvements at Big Bend Road (February 2022)
I-75 Interchange Improvements at Big Bend Road (February 2022)
I-75 Interchange Improvements at Big Bend Road (February 2022)
I-75 Interchange Improvements at Big Bend Road (February 2022)
I-75 Interchange Improvements at Big Bend Road (December 2021)
I-75 Interchange Improvements at Big Bend Road (December 2021)
I-75 Interchange Improvements at Big Bend Road (December 2021)
I-75 Interchange Improvements at Big Bend Road (December 2021)