Project to expand I-75 from Bayshore to Charlotte County line set to begin

FOX 4 Staff

Project to expand I-75 from Bayshore to Charlotte County line set to begin

CREATED Aug. 15, 2012

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Florida Department of Transportation announced that work will begin on Monday August 20th on the expansion of I-75 to six lanes from Bayshore Road in North Fort Myers to the Charlotte County line.

The project called, "Setting Six Miles In Motion," has a completion date set for the fall 2014.  The six mile project will cost $17.3 million.

Construction will take place both day and night.  Motorists can expect lane closures between 7:30 p.m. and 5:30 a.m.

Ajax Paving Industries Inc., which built the successful iROX six lane expansion project from Golden Gate Road in Collier County to Colonial Boulevard in Lee County is heading up the project.

Early construction activities will include placing construction signs and erosion control
throughout the project area, installing barrels and barricades and adding temporary pavement to outside shoulders on I‐75 to prepare for a traffic shift.

Completion of this project along with widening of the Calooshatchie River Bridge on I-75 will mean the entire interstate through Lee County will be six lanes.
 

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