The Florida Department of Transportation's contractor is widening Interstate 75 from four to six lanes from the Pasco County/Hernando County line to just south of State Road 50. The project includes adding one lane in each direction and resurfacing the two existing travel lanes in each direction while maintaining a minimum 26 foot median.
This project also includes pond construction, drainage, 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 minimum 26 foot median between northbound and southbound I-75 from the Pasco County/Hernando County line to just south of State Road 50.
* 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 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.