73.2 F
Leesburg
Friday, October 23, 2020
Home Florida News FDOT: Wildwood I-75 Interchange Improvement Beginning Soon

FDOT: Wildwood I-75 Interchange Improvement Beginning Soon

- Advertisement -

WILDWOOD –  The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) released a statement on Thursday announcing they will soon begin an Interchange Improvement Project to increase capacity and improve traffic operations at the I-75 interchanges with Florida’s Turnpike and State Road 44.

The $68.5 million project will include the widening of I-75 from four to six lanes between the I-75/SR 44 interchange and the I-75/Turnpike interchange, construction of a new flyover entrance ramp from SR 44 to the southbound Turnpike, construction of a new flyover exit ramp from northbound I-75 to SR 44, replacement of the flyover bridge from southbound I-75 to southbound Turnpike and I-75, and major drainage improvements.

According to Transportation Officials, crews are expected to begin work in September by cutting and removing roadside vegetation to prepare for construction which is scheduled to be completed by winter, 2019.

- Advertisement -

During the construction, officials say to expect lane closures, ramp closures, and detours which will generally take place between 9 pm and 5 am on Sunday through Thursday to minimize traffic congestion, delays, and noise disrupions. Any closures or detours will be announced in advance in the Florida Turnpike’s weekly traffic advisory.

Anyone who would like more information about the project is asked to call 1-800-749-PIKE or go to www.FloridasTurnpike.com.

Drivers may dial 5-1-1 from any phone  or visit www.FL511.com before traveling for real-time traffic information.

- Advertisement -

Subscribe for free daily news

Receive daily emails and keep up with local news 100% Free!

Luis Izquierdo
Luis Izquierdo is the Founder & Publisher of Central Florida Wire, LLC. "My goal is to provide a 100% unbiased source for REAL news in your town and to be your number one source for accurate and honest information."

Most Popular

Sumter County SPCA Hosts Virtual “Jeopardy-style” Fundrasier

Sumter County Humane Society is hosting its second virtual "Jeopardy-style" quiz show fundraiser.

Drugs, Vehicles, & Over $100k Seized In Lake County Drug Bust

Law enforcement officers seized over $36,000 worth of drugs, multiple vehicles, and over $100,000 in cash during drug bust in Clermont, Florida.

Clermont Woman Offers Deputy “Oral Sex” After Arrest

19-year-old Madison Bryant was charged with bribing a public official after offering oral sex to deputy.

Summerfield Man Wanted for Attempted Murder

45-year-old Joey Edward Morgan is wanted for attempted murder after witnesses say he beat his wife along I-75 Thursday morning, pushing her into oncoming traffic.

Recent Comments