|Work Type||Interchange Improvements|
|Limits||I-75 at CR 672 (Big Bend Rd)|
|Project Start||December 6, 2021|
|Construction Cost||$81.7 million|
|Estimated Completion||Summer 2025|
|Contractor||Skanska USA Civil Southeast, Inc.|
New Entrance Ramp from Westbound Big Bend Road to Northbound I-75 Now Open!
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 before summer of 2025.
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*Construction cost includes original construction contract amount plus approved contract changes. It does not include inspection oversite.
I-75 interchange at Big Bend Road (Exit 246)
Lane closures (northbound and southbound): Sunday, December 3 through Saturday, December 9 nights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
CR 672 (Big Bend Road) and Old Big Bend Road from Kings Lake Drive to Simmons Loop
Lane closures (eastbound and westbound): Sunday, December 3 through Saturday, December 9 nights from 9:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.