Work is set to begin this month on a $128 million widening of Interstate 75 in Pasco County that the governor says will being 400 jobs into the region.
“Today we are announcing that not only are we advancing the projects by five years, but we are starting construction in just two weeks,” Gov. Rick Scott said in a release last week. “I-75 is an important part of Florida’s transportation system as it supports tourism, economic development and trade. Funding these widening projects will create more job opportunities and improve mobility and connectivity.”
The project will expand the road from four lanes to six designed to accommodate current and future traffic growth in the area.
A 7.8-mile stretch north of State Road 52 to the county line with Hernando County begins next week, before a 6.7-mile segment between State Road 54 and State Road 52 begins in May. It includes a widening project on State Road 52, where a 1.6-mile segment will have another lane added in each direction.
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