Feds approve new I-75 interchange in Pasco County

Getting around Pasco County could soon get easier.
Pasco County Commissioners announced this week it has won approval from the Federal Highway Administration to add a new interchange at I-75 and Overpass Road.
The project could break ground in the Fiscal Year 2019/2020 at a cost of $55 million, according to a release.
The proposed interchange will provide residents additional access in the Wesley Chapel area and east Pasco County.  The interchange would also alleviate congestion at County Road 54, State Road 52 and State Road 56.
"Pasco will have eight years to be under construction of the interchange or the approval process must be reinitiated," said Pasco County's Planning & Development Director, Richard Gehring.
Additional funding plans for the project would include using Mobility Fees, Penny for Pasco and special contributions from the Villages of Pasadena Hills, according to Gehring.
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