The Florida Department of Transportation's contractor is widening Interstate 75 from four to six lanes from north of State Road 52 to the Pasco County/Hernando County line. The project includes adding one lane in each direction, resurfacing the two existing travel lanes in each direction, extending acceleration ramps at the County Road 41 (Exit 293) interchange and resurfacing the existing ramps.
A third lane opened March 3, 2016 on northbound I-75 and March 4, 2016 on southbound I-75 in northern Pasco County from north of State Road 52 (Exit 285) to just south of the Hernando County line (north of County Road 41/Exit 293).
While all lanes are now open on that 7.5 mile stretch of the interstate, motorists are advised to drive carefully as work continues to complete the project.
This project also includes pond construction, Intelligent Transportation System (ITS)* installation, signing and pavement markings. When finished, there will be three 12-foot through-lanes in each direction plus 10-foot inside and outside paved shoulders, and a 40 foot median between northbound and southbound I-75 from State Road 52 to the Pasco/Hernando line.
* ITS provides the tools to help FDOT manage traffic. Sensors and cameras provide data to view traffic speed and volume, allowing traffic management operators the ability to provide motorists and traffic reporters real time traffic information. It also enables quicker response to traffic incidents such as accidents, disabled vehicles, and other roadway problems, which can enable traffic flow to be restored to normal conditions faster.
- Widen the interstate from 4 to 6 lanes
- Improve drainage
- Intelligent Transportation Systems
The construction phasing is designed so that all existing lanes of traffic and interchange ramps will be open on I-75 during peak traffic hours.
In order to maintain the construction schedule and to minimize the impact to the traveling public, lane closures and construction work are planned for nighttime hours.
Lane Closure Hours
9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
John McShaffrey, APR
- There are no lane closures at this time.