Interstate 75 from South of Bee Ridge Road to South of Fruitville Road, Sarasota County
What is the current schedule for the I-75/Bee Ridge Road Interchange design project?
Right-of-Way Acquisition: Partial Funding 2016
Construction: Not Currently Funded
How can I provide a comment on the project?
Comments can be directed to Benjamin Clayton, P.E., FDOT Project Manager in the following ways:
Complete the form on the Email Updates page, or
Mail to: Benjamin Clayton, P.E., 801 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow, FL 33830
How do we get here from there?
What is an interchange?
An interchange is a grade-separated intersection (one road passes over another) with ramps to connect them. For busy roads this is a necessity to keep traffic moving. Typically, interchanges are designed for the projected traffic for the region. This makes some designs more beneficial than others with respect to operation, right-of-way impacts, etc.
A complete interchange has to provide access to and from any direction from each facility. Full freeway-to-street access with a conventional interchange requires a minimum of four ramps, to get on and off in each direction. In Florida, full interchanges are required for a future design. Partial interchanges are not allowed unless special needs are displayed (park and ride, by-pass routes, etc.).
An exit ramp, or off ramp, leaves the main roadway for another road; an entrance ramp, or on ramp, enters the roadway. These terms make the most sense when one freeway intersects a surface street; entrance and exit are from the point of view of the freeway.
An interchange is a simple solution to a capacity problem. Safety, costs, environment, development, and politics can vary at each site. Many interchanges are slight variations of a few basic types. The most commonly used types of interchanges are the diamond, cloverleaf, and directional.