Saturday, August 13, 2011
New interstate exit ramps to SR 56 to open Tuesday
The two new northbound exit ramps to SR 56 from I-75 & I-275 under construction since 2009 will open on Tuesday!*
Motorists need to be very alert to the new exit points, which are about two miles before the current exit ramp locations.
Project Limits: from I-275/I-75 interchange to State Road 56
Project Length: 2.3 miles
Estimated Construction Cost: $31.4 million
Contractor: SEMA Construction, Inc.
Start Date: October 17, 2009
Two bridges have been constructed: A new northbound I-275 exit ramp to SR 56 crosses over I-75 and a bridge has been built across Cypress Creek for northbound I-75 traffic exiting to SR 56.
•Traffic exiting northbound I-275 or I-75 to SR 56 will be separated from mainline traffic to eliminate the need for lane changes.
•Better drainage and lighting in this area.
*[PLEASE NOTE: Opening the ramps does not mark the end of this project. More work remains over the next couple months, including paving the top layer of asphalt on the new ramps.]
The interstate widening projects continue. Video simulation of I-75 Widening Project from Fowler Ave. to SR 52.