I-75 PD&E Study Public Hearing

About the Projects

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has conducted two Project Development and Environment (PD&E) studies that considered improvement options on Interstate 75 (I-75) (State Road 93A) in Manatee and Hillsborough Counties. A map detailing the limits of both projects is shown below. The northern project (shaded green) extends from south of US 301 to north of Fletcher Avenue, a distance of approximately 15.5 miles. The southern project (shaded purple) extends approximately 25.0 miles from Moccasin Wallow Road to south of US 301.

I-75 is part of the Florida Intrastate Highway System (FIHS) and the Strategic Intermodal System (SIS). Currently, I-75 generally has six travel lanes (three northbound lanes and three southbound lanes). I-75 is a major corridor that, in addition to serving intrastate travel and evacuation needs along the west coast of the state, also supports commuting, trade and tourism activities within the Tampa Bay region. Traffic congestion, which motorists currently experience along portions of I-75, is anticipated to worsen as traffic is expected to grow into the future. Improvements will be necessary to ensure I-75 operates efficiently and meets regional mobility needs. The improvements will relieve traffic congestion on I-75, improve safety and emergency evacuation, and reduce emergency response time.

These PD&E studies identified and analyzed various alternative design concepts to meet the future traffic needs on I-75. These studies evaluated the environmental effects of the alternatives. The mainline widening improvements will generally be situated within the existing right-of-way. Additional right-of-way will be needed for stormwater management facilities, floodplain compensation sites, and interchange access improvements.

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Fletcher Ave. E | CR 582A Interchange Fletcher Ave. E | CR 582A Interchange Fowler Ave. | SR 582 Interchange Fowler Ave. | SR 582 Interchange I-4 Interchange I-4 Interchange SR 60 InterchangeSR 60 Interchange Gibsonton Dr. Interchange Gibsonton Dr. Interchange Sun City Center Blvd. (SR 674) Interchange Sun City Center Blvd. (SR 674) Interchange Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd InterchangeMartin Luther King, Jr. Blvd Interchange Lee Roy Selmon Expy (SR 618) Interchange Lee Roy Selmon Expy (SR 618) Interchange US 301 Interchange US 301 Interchange Big Bend Rd (CR 672) Interchange Big Bend Rd (CR 672) Interchange

Overview of the Projects
What is a PD&E Study?
Vision
Northern PD&E Study
Southern PD&E Study
Northern PD&E Study
Southern PD&E Study
Welcome to the I-75 PD&E Study Project Site

Welcome to the I-75 PD&E Study Project Site


I-75 PD&E Study Public Hearing

About the Projects

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has conducted two Project Development and Environment (PD&E) studies that considered improvement options on Interstate 75 (I-75) (State Road 93A) in Manatee and Hillsborough Counties. A map detailing the limits of both projects is shown below. The northern project (shaded green) extends from south of US 301 to north of Fletcher Avenue, a distance of approximately 15.5 miles. The southern project (shaded purple) extends approximately 25.0 miles from Moccasin Wallow Road to south of US 301.

I-75 is part of the Florida Intrastate Highway System (FIHS) and the Strategic Intermodal System (SIS). Currently, I-75 generally has six travel lanes (three northbound lanes and three southbound lanes). I-75 is a major corridor that, in addition to serving intrastate travel and evacuation needs along the west coast of the state, also supports commuting, trade and tourism activities within the Tampa Bay region. Traffic congestion, which motorists currently experience along portions of I-75, is anticipated to worsen as traffic is expected to grow into the future. Improvements will be necessary to ensure I-75 operates efficiently and meets regional mobility needs. The improvements will relieve traffic congestion on I-75, improve safety and emergency evacuation, and reduce emergency response time.

These PD&E studies identified and analyzed various alternative design concepts to meet the future traffic needs on I-75. These studies evaluated the environmental effects of the alternatives. The mainline widening improvements will generally be situated within the existing right-of-way. Additional right-of-way will be needed for stormwater management facilities, floodplain compensation sites, and interchange access improvements.

Move your mouse cursor over each interchange to view an aerial photo.

Fletcher Ave. E | CR 582A Interchange Fletcher Ave. E | CR 582A Interchange Fowler Ave. | SR 582 Interchange Fowler Ave. | SR 582 Interchange I-4 Interchange I-4 Interchange SR 60 InterchangeSR 60 Interchange Gibsonton Dr. Interchange Gibsonton Dr. Interchange Sun City Center Blvd. (SR 674) Interchange Sun City Center Blvd. (SR 674) Interchange Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd InterchangeMartin Luther King, Jr. Blvd Interchange Lee Roy Selmon Expy (SR 618) Interchange Lee Roy Selmon Expy (SR 618) Interchange US 301 Interchange US 301 Interchange Big Bend Rd (CR 672) Interchange Big Bend Rd (CR 672) Interchange