PROJECT OVERVIEW

I-75 PD&E Study Public Hearing

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) conducted a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) study to consider proposed improvements on Interstate 75 (I-75) (State Road 93A) in Hillsborough County. A map detailing the limits of the project is shown below. This project (shaded green on the map) extends approximately 15.5 miles from south of US 301 to north of Fletcher Avenue. I-75 passes through the communities of Tampa, Temple Terrace, Brandon, Mango, and Palm River-Clair Mel. The primary land use along the corridor is suburban residential with some scattered commercial areas.

Study Purpose and Need
The purpose for this project is to provide a higher capacity and a safer facility to better meet the future transportation demand in the rapidly developing areas of Hillsborough County. I-75 is part of the Florida Intrastate Highway System (FIHS) and the Strategic Intermodal System (SIS). Preserving the operational integrity and regional functionality of I-75 is critical to mobility in this region. Future traffic demand along this stretch of I-75 is anticipated to increase by about 50 percent by the year 2025. This anticipated traffic growth and high levels of congestion create a need to analyze the corridor for necessary improvements to ensure it continues to operate efficiently and safely. This corridor is also designated as an emergency evacuation route.

Proposed Improvements
The FDOT conducted this PD&E study to evaluate alternatives that improve the operational capacity of I-75. Currently I-75 is a six-lane limited access facility. The preferred alternative for the northern study contains three 12-foot General Use Lanes (GULs) in each direction on the outside and three 12-foot Special Use Lanes (SULs) in each direction on the inside. The GULs and the SULs are separated by a 6-foot buffer in each direction. The northbound and southbound travel lanes are separated by a barrier wall with 10-foot inside and outside shoulders in each direction. Most of this widening will be done to the inside of the existing lanes within the existing right-of-way.

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Lee Roy Selmon Expy (SR 618) Interchange Lee Roy Selmon Expy (SR 618) Interchange US 301 Interchange US 301 Interchange Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd Interchange Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd Interchange SR 60 Interchange SR 60 Interchange I-4 Interchange I-4 Interchange Fletcher Ave. E | CR 582A Interchange Fletcher Ave. E | CR 582A Interchange Fowler Ave. | SR 582 InterchangeFowler Ave. | SR 582 Interchange

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PROJECT OVERVIEW


I-75 PD&E Study Public Hearing

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) conducted a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) study to consider proposed improvements on Interstate 75 (I-75) (State Road 93A) in Hillsborough County. A map detailing the limits of the project is shown below. This project (shaded green on the map) extends approximately 15.5 miles from south of US 301 to north of Fletcher Avenue. I-75 passes through the communities of Tampa, Temple Terrace, Brandon, Mango, and Palm River-Clair Mel. The primary land use along the corridor is suburban residential with some scattered commercial areas.

Study Purpose and Need
The purpose for this project is to provide a higher capacity and a safer facility to better meet the future transportation demand in the rapidly developing areas of Hillsborough County. I-75 is part of the Florida Intrastate Highway System (FIHS) and the Strategic Intermodal System (SIS). Preserving the operational integrity and regional functionality of I-75 is critical to mobility in this region. Future traffic demand along this stretch of I-75 is anticipated to increase by about 50 percent by the year 2025. This anticipated traffic growth and high levels of congestion create a need to analyze the corridor for necessary improvements to ensure it continues to operate efficiently and safely. This corridor is also designated as an emergency evacuation route.

Proposed Improvements
The FDOT conducted this PD&E study to evaluate alternatives that improve the operational capacity of I-75. Currently I-75 is a six-lane limited access facility. The preferred alternative for the northern study contains three 12-foot General Use Lanes (GULs) in each direction on the outside and three 12-foot Special Use Lanes (SULs) in each direction on the inside. The GULs and the SULs are separated by a 6-foot buffer in each direction. The northbound and southbound travel lanes are separated by a barrier wall with 10-foot inside and outside shoulders in each direction. Most of this widening will be done to the inside of the existing lanes within the existing right-of-way.

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

Lee Roy Selmon Expy (SR 618) Interchange Lee Roy Selmon Expy (SR 618) Interchange US 301 Interchange US 301 Interchange Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd Interchange Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd Interchange SR 60 Interchange SR 60 Interchange I-4 Interchange I-4 Interchange Fletcher Ave. E | CR 582A Interchange Fletcher Ave. E | CR 582A Interchange Fowler Ave. | SR 582 InterchangeFowler Ave. | SR 582 Interchange