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 Manatee and Hillsborough Counties. A map detailing the limits of the project is shown below. This project (shaded purple on the map) extends approximately 25.0 miles from Moccasin Wallow Road to south of US 301. This portion of I-75 travels through the communities of Brandon, Gibsonton, Progress Village, Riverview, Ruskin, and Sun City Center. The predominant land use along the corridor is agricultural with urbanized areas around the Sun City Center/ Ruskin area.

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 these rapidly developing areas of Manatee and Hillsborough Counties. 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 double by the year 2025. This anticipated traffic growth and high levels of congestion created 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
This PD&E study was conducted by the FDOT to evaluate alternatives that improve the operational capacity of I-75; currently a 6-lane limited access facility. The preferred alternative for the southern study (shown below) contains three 12-foot General Use Lanes (GULs) in each direction on the outside and two 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. For most of the corridor, the border width would be the same as the existing and equal to or greater than the standard 94-foot border. Most of this widening will be done to the inside of the existing lanes.

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

Big Bend Rd (CR 672) Interchange Big Bend Rd (CR 672) Interchange Sun City Center Blvd. (SR 674) Interchange Sun City Center Blvd. (SR 674) Interchange Gibsonton Dr. Interchange Gibsonton Dr. 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 Manatee and Hillsborough Counties. A map detailing the limits of the project is shown below. This project (shaded purple on the map) extends approximately 25.0 miles from Moccasin Wallow Road to south of US 301. This portion of I-75 travels through the communities of Brandon, Gibsonton, Progress Village, Riverview, Ruskin, and Sun City Center. The predominant land use along the corridor is agricultural with urbanized areas around the Sun City Center/ Ruskin area.

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 these rapidly developing areas of Manatee and Hillsborough Counties. 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 double by the year 2025. This anticipated traffic growth and high levels of congestion created 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
This PD&E study was conducted by the FDOT to evaluate alternatives that improve the operational capacity of I-75; currently a 6-lane limited access facility. The preferred alternative for the southern study (shown below) contains three 12-foot General Use Lanes (GULs) in each direction on the outside and two 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. For most of the corridor, the border width would be the same as the existing and equal to or greater than the standard 94-foot border. Most of this widening will be done to the inside of the existing lanes.

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

Big Bend Rd (CR 672) Interchange Big Bend Rd (CR 672) Interchange Sun City Center Blvd. (SR 674) Interchange Sun City Center Blvd. (SR 674) Interchange Gibsonton Dr. Interchange Gibsonton Dr. Interchange