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Project Overview

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District 7 held a Public Hearing on January 27, 2022 from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm to present the alternatives being considered and allow the public to express concerns and make comments to be included in the project files.

The Public Hearing was offered in person with an option to attend virtually.

The in person Public Hearing was held at:

Hilton Garden Inn
4328 Garden Vista Drive
Riverview, FL 33578

For more information on the Public Hearing, please visit the “2nd Public Hearing” page.

A 2nd Public Hearing is scheduled for January 27, 2022 to present the alternatives being considered and allow the public to express concerns and make comments to be included in the project files. Please visit the Public Involvement page for a link to register for the virtual public hearing session.

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Project Location Map
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The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District Seven, has conducted two Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Studies to evaluate capacity improvements along approximately 41 miles of Interstate 75 (I-75)/State Road (SR) 93A. The Southern PD&E Study is approximately 23 miles long and runs from Moccasin Wallow Road/County Road (CR) 6 in Manatee County to south of US 301 in Hillsborough County as Work Program Item (WPI) Segment No. 419235-2. The Northern PD&E Study is approximately 18 miles long and continues from south of US 301 to north of Bruce B. Downs Boulevard in Hillsborough County under WPI Segment No. 419235-3. The design year for the improvements is 2045.

The objective of these PD&E Studies is to assist the FDOT Office of Environmental Management (OEM) in reaching a decision on the type, location, and conceptual design of the necessary improvements for I-75 to safely and efficiently accommodate future travel demand while minimizing impacts to the environment, consider agency and public comments, and ensure project compliance with all applicable federal and state laws. Type 2 Categorical Exclusion documents are being prepared as part of these studies. These PD&E Studies will document the need for the improvements as well as the procedures utilized to develop and evaluate various improvement alternatives including elements such as proposed typical sections, special designation of travel lanes, preliminary horizontal alignments, and interchange enhancement alternatives. The anticipated social, physical, and natural environmental effects and costs of these improvements will be identified. The alternatives were evaluated and compared based on a variety of parameters utilizing a matrix format. This process will assist in identifying the alternative that will best balance the benefits (such as improved traffic operations and safety) with the impacts (such as environmental effects and construction costs).

These PD&E Studies satisfy all applicable requirements, including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), to qualify for federal-aid funding of subsequent development phases (design, right-of-way acquisition, and construction).

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 on this page. The northern project (shaded green) extends from south of US 301 to north of Bruce B. Downs Boulevard, a distance of approximately 18 miles. The southern project (shaded purple) extends approximately 25 miles from Moccasin Wallow Road to south of US 301.

I-75 is part of 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.

What’s New?

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has conducted two Project Development and Environment (PD&E) studies that are considering improvement options on Interstate 75 (I-75) (State Road 93A) in Manatee and Hillsborough Counties.

Send Us Your Comments

Your comments are very important. You may send us your comments via the Comments page on this website so that they can be considered as part of this study.

 

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Project Schedule

The I-75 PD&E studies began in spring 2008. The development and evaluation of the widening alternatives was completed in the summer of 2010. The FDOT held the I-75 alternatives public workshops on June 15, 2009 and June 17, 2009, and a 1st public hearing was held on Thursday, May 6, 2010. A second public hearing took place on January 27, 2022.

 

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Contact Information

For more information or to comment, please contact:

 

Ashley Henzel, P.E., Project Manager
Florida Department of Transportation, District Seven
11201 N. McKinley Drive M.S. 7-500
Tampa, FL 33612-6456

(813) 975-6433
(800) 226-7220
ashley.henzel@dot.state.fl.us

or

Amber Russo, P.E.
Florida Department of Transportation, District Seven
11201 N. McKinley Drive M.S. 7-500
Tampa, FL 33612-6456

(813) 975-6260
(800) 226-7220
amber.russo@dot.state.fl.us


For media inquiries, please contact:

 

Kris Carson, Public Information Officer
Florida Department of Transportation, District Seven
11201 N. McKinley Drive M.S. 7-500
Tampa, FL 33612-6456

(813) 975-6060
(800) 226-7220
kristen.carson@dot.state.fl.us


Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation service (free of charge) should contact Title VI Coordinator Roger Roscoe, at (813) 975-6411 or (800) 226-7220 or email: roger.roscoe@dot.state.fl.us.


Comuniquese Con Nosotros
Nos importa mucho la opinión del público sobre el proyecto. Si usted tiene preguntas o comentarios, o si simplemente desea más información, por favor comuníquese con nosotros. Nuestro representante, el señor Manuel Flores al 813-975-4248, Departamento de Transportación de Florida, 11201 N. McKinley Dr., Tampa, FL 33612, o al correo electrónico manuel.flores@dot.state.fl.us.