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Aug
30

FDOT’s I-75 at University Parkway Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) Project Named One of the Best Transportation Projects in the Nation

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FDOT’s I-75 at University Parkway Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) Project 
Named One of the Best Transportation Projects in the Nation

Today, the Florida Department of Transportation’s I-75 at University Parkway, Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) project was recognized by a consortium of national transportation organizations as one of 12 finalists in the “America’s Transportation Awards” competition. The online voting that begins today will now determine the national Grand Prize and the People’s Choice Awards and a cash prize state departments of transportation can use for educational scholarships or non-profits in their home states.

Sponsored by AASHTO, Socrata, AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the America’s Transportation Awards was created in 2008 to recognize the very best projects state departments of transportation deliver to their communities each year.

The I-75 at University Parkway DDI is the first of its kind in Florida and the largest in the nation. At a cost of $74.5 million, it features a “dual crossover” design to improve traffic flow and reduce congestion by employing fewer conflict points than a traditional cloverleaf interchange.

“We are excited and honored to hear that the I-75/University Parkway DDI project has been selected as a finalist in the AASHTO awards, said District One Secretary L.K. Nandam.” FDOT is very proud that this innovative solution has had such a positive impact on this incredibly busy interchange. The Department will continue to use this and other innovative designs to accommodate Florida’s continued growth.

“Online voting begins today, Aug. 30, and continues through 11:59 p.m. eastern time on Saturday, Sept. 22. Cast your vote by using the following link, https://transportationawards.secure-platform.com/a/gallery/rounds/10/vote/1588. Individuals can vote once a day.”

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Oct
12

Public Information Meeting: I-75 from north of University Parkway to south of SR 64 in Manatee County

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Public Information Meeting

I-75 from north of University Parkway to south of SR 64 in Manatee County

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is hosting a public information meeting regarding design improvements to Interstate I-75 (I-75) from north of University Parkway to south of State Road (SR) 64 in Manatee County. This public meeting is Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Manatee Technical College, 6305 SR 70 East, Bradenton, Florida, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The meeting will be conducted as an open house where people can view the proposed design plans, ask questions, and provide comments to FDOT representatives about the reconstruction of the I-75/SR 70 interchange. A project PowerPoint presentation will play continuously throughout the meeting. Written comments will be received at the meeting and if received by October 30, 2017.

The project limits are I-75 from north of University Parkway to south of SR 64, a distance of 6.75 miles, and SR 70 from east of Tara Boulevard to west of 87th Street East, a distance of 1.5 miles. This project will include reconstruction of the SR 70 interchange from the existing interchange with loop ramps in the northwest and northeast quadrants, to a single loop ramp in the northwest quadrant. The project will also expand I-75 to an eight-lane highway with three through lanes and an auxiliary lane in each direction. The bridge over SR 70 will be rebuilt, and the I-75 bridges at Braden River will be widened.  SR 70 will be widened within the above stated limits, and safety enhancements, including sidewalks and buffered bike lanes, will be constructed.

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the American with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Jamie Schley, District One Title VI Coordinator at 800-292-3367 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at least seven (7) days prior to the public meeting.

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