Interstate 75 at SR 70 Interchange, Manatee County
Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District One is constructing improvements to Interstate 75 (I-75) from north of University Parkway to south of State Road (SR) 64 in Manatee County. The 6.75-mile -construction project features reconstruction of the SR 70 interchange, one of eight I-75 interchanges FDOT is improving in Sarasota and Manatee Counties.
The district will rebuild the SR 70 interchange from its existing partial cloverleaf to a modified diamond interchange design with a single loop in the northwest quadrant. Interchange improvements also will include replacement of entrance and exit ramps and will add emergency stopping sites on the exit ramps.
The project will expand I-75 to an eight-lane highway with three through lanes and an auxiliary lane in each direction. The project will rebuild I-75 bridges over SR 70 and widen I-75 bridges at Braden River. FDOT also will widen about 1.15 miles of SR 70 from east of Tara Boulevard to west of 87th Street to accommodate the interchange improvements.