Improvements Being Made To Another I-75 Interchange

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Another I-75 interchange is getting a makeover.

Construction on the interchange at SR 64 and I-75 is set to begin this spring.

Florida Department of Transportation says the $39.1 million project is expected to be completed by spring of 2019 and is necessary due to increasing traffic in the area.

Interstate construction project manager with FDOT Marlena Gore says the improvements will make the roadways safer.

“The elimination of the clover leafs, most of them will be going away,” Gore said. “For instance there won’t be an A and B exit any longer, off of the interstate northbound will be one exit. So, you won’t have those really tight clover leaves anymore, so that’s going to be an improvement. And anytime we do any kind of improvement to the roadway your increasing your capacity as well as increasing your safety.”

In addition to changing the cloverleaf design to a modified diamond design they will be widening the bridge over state route 64, widening the entrance and exit ramps, and adding sidewalks and bike lanes on state route 64.

More information about the project can be found with FDOT.

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