Friday, July 17, 2015

Public Info about University Interchange Project July 23rd


Public Information Meeting
I-75 (SR 93) / University Parkway
Diverging Diamond Interchange Construction Project


Sarasota/Bradenton, FL – The Florida Department of Transportation is hosting a public information meeting from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Keiser University located at 6151 Lake Osprey Drive in Sarasota.


The public may arrive anytime between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. andview an animation of the project design and talk one-on-one with project staff about the I-75/University Parkway Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) project. There will be no formal presentation.

Construction begins in August 2015 with completion in fall 2017.


Improvements being made as part of this project consist of constructing a diverging diamond interchange, adding an auxiliary lane on northbound and southbound I-75, constructing new bridges on I-75 over University Pkwy., widening of University Pkwy., widening of I-75 bridges over Erie Creek and Foley Creek, realignment of on-ramps and off-ramps at I-75/University Pkwy., addition of ponds, drainage improvements, new lighting and signalization, construction of a noise wall on the west side of I-75, sidewalks, bike lanes, and pedestrian walkways.


The Florida Department of Transportation solicits public participation 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 800-292-3368 or email jamie.schley@dot.state.fl.us at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting.

For more information, you may contact: Trudy Gerena, Senior Public Information Officer at 813-299-3579 or Robin Stublen, FDOT Communications Specialist at 863-519-2828.

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