I-75 to go from four to six lanes in Pasco - WFLA News Channel 8

I-75 to go from four to six lanes in Pasco

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Construction is set to begin later this month on a project that will widen I-75 in Pasco County.

Crews are set to start work on April 14, widening I-75 from four to six lanes along a 7.8-mile corridor that runs from north of State Road 52 to the Hernando County line. That project is expected to take until spring 2016.

Lane closure hours: 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Late next month, work is scheduled to begin widening another 6.7-mile stretch from north of County Road 54 to north of State Road 52. That work is expected to be completed in spring 2017.

Lane closure hours: 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Work is already underway to widen an 11.4-mile stretch of the interstate from Fowler Avenue in Hillsborough County to State Road 56 in Pasco County. That construction started in October 2011 and is expected to continue until spring 2016.

Lane closure hours:
Southbound I-75: 10:30 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Northbound I-75: 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.

In addition to adding lanes on those stretches of I-75, crews will also repave existing lanes and make other improvements including widening a ramp from northbound I-75 to westbound Fowler and building bicycle lanes and sidewalks on State Road 52.

Gov. Rick Scott made a stop in Tampa on Thursday, touting the projects and the transportation investments by the state.

“We need better roads all the time,” Scott said. “Why do we need them? We need them because we have people moving here. Thousands of people moving here this year. We had record tourism last year, we’re going to have record tourism this year, I believe. So we need this to build our businesses, build jobs for families.”

The total cost for the I-75 project is around $128 million. The governor also says the project will create 400 jobs in the area.

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