Overpass Road reopened last week to vehicular traffic, between Old Pasco and Boyette roads.
One lane is open in each direction, according to a Pasco County news release.
No pedestrian or bicycle traffic is allowed and there is no access to Interstate 75, from Overpass Road.
Additional lanes on Overpass Road and the ramps to and from I-75 are projected to open later this year or early 2023, the news release says.
There also will be traffic signals at Old Pasco Road, the two intersections at the I-75 ramps, and Boyette Road.
Construction continues to build sidewalks for future safe pedestrian use.
The area is posted at 30 mph for worker and public safety. Motorists also must be prepared to stop at Old Pasco and Boyette roads.
Overpass Road had been closed since February 2021 to remove the existing bridge and build replacement bridges in conjunction with the new interchange construction, the release adds.
At the time of the closure, according to a report in The Laker/Lutz News, officials from the Florida Department of Transportation, said the closure was expected to last a year, which is essentially what happened.
Although the road has reopened, work on the design-build project continues.
The new interstate interchange being built at I-75 at Overpass Road, is about 3.5 miles south of State Road 52. The new diamond interchange will include a flyover ramp for westbound Overpass Road access onto southbound I-75.
Overpass Road is being widened to four lanes between I-75 and Old Pasco Road and to six lanes between I-75 and Boyette Road.
Completion of the approximately $64 million project is scheduled for summer 2023.
Published March 02, 2022