I-75 widening project begins:
A $95 million project to widen I-75 to six/eight lanes from Fowler Avenue to State Road 56 began yesterday.
The project will add one lane in each direction, as well as auxiliary lanes near interchanges to enhance safety and reduce congestion along this major north-south highway. When finished, I-75 will be at least three lanes in each direction throughout Hillsborough County and up to north of State Road 54 in Pasco County. Work is expected to be completed by spring 2016.
FDOT Five Year Tentative Work Program:
The following local information was presented Thursday in the FDOT, District Seven, Five-Year Tentative Work Program Public Hearing for Fiscal Years July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2017. Note: Planned projects for Citrus, Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, & Hillsborough were covered. The projects listed below are the only ones located in New Tampa & Wesley Chapel:
Public comment/input is encouraged and can be made via mail to: Donald Skelton, District 7 Secretary, FDOT, 11201 N. McKinley Dr., Tampa, FL 33612 or e-mail: Donald.Skelton@dot.state.fl.us before October 24, 2011.