FDOT gives detailed timeline for two I-75 projects in Manatee County

I-75 and State Road 70 construction project
I-75 and State Road 70 construction project(Courtesy: FDOT)
Updated: Jan. 22, 2019 at 3:04 PM EST
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MANATEE COUNTY, FL (WWSB) - One I-75 project in Manatee County is wrapping up, while another one won’t be completed for a few more years.

The Florida Department of Transportation is providing details on the traffic project at I-75 and State Road 64 and I-75 and State Road 70.

The project at 64 is in the final stages.

According to FDOT, crews have already completed one northbound ramp and one southbound ramp and both are open.

If weather cooperates the other southbound ramp and northbound ramp should open in a few weeks.

Crews are now working on adding traffic lights, the landscaping and drainage work.

Soon they will start the final re-surfacing and that entire project at 64 and I-75 should be completed by this spring.

However, it will still be a few more years before the improvements at I-75 and State Road 70 are completed.

Crews are upgrading that intersection to a new diamond interchange design.

They started the project in October of 2018 and crews are still doing prep work to widen the interstate bridge over 70, by clearing the trees and vegetation.

Later this month or in early February crews will start putting up five noise walls.

FDOT says construction is on schedule and should be completed in mid 20-21.

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