On April 3, Governor Scott visited the District Seven headquarters to announce the advancement of I-75 design build improvements in Pasco County. Governor Scott noted that widening I-75, one of the most important freight and tourism corridors in the state, is critical to the state’s economic competitiveness and quality of life. The governor also took the time to meet several district employees and even posed for a few photographs.
Work began in late April on a 7.8 mile stretch of I-75 just north of State Road 52 to the Pasco/Hernando County Line. In May, construction crews will began work on an additional 6.7 mile segment of the interstate, from north of County Road 54 to north of State Road 52. This portion of the project also includes major work on State Road 52, widening 1.6 miles to six lanes with frontage roads on the west side of I-75, and adding a westbound State Road 52 “loop” entrance ramp to southbound I-75. Total funding for both projects is $128.6 million. These projects will address the growing transportation needs in the Tampa Bay area by widening the current interstate from two lanes in each direction to three, providing interregional connection vital to our economy.
Completing these projects in Pasco County is part of the continuation of making I-75 a six-lane facility from the Georgia state line to the Tampa Bay region.
Below is an excerpt from the Governor speaking at the District Seven headquarters: