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FDOT planning diverging diamond interchange at I-75 and MLK

Posted at 4:30 AM, Nov 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-06 17:46:33-05

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — FDOT is designing a project that will build a barrier separating traffic exiting and entering northbound I-75 at the MLK Blvd and I-4 exits.

A two-lane northbound collector-distributor (CD) roadway will be built east of the current northbound travel lanes within the existing right of way, according to FDOT.

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Traffic exiting or entering NB I-75 at MLK or I-4 will use the new CD roadway.

All of this is in addition to the improvements on I-75. The SR 574 (Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd) interchange will be converted into a diverging diamond interchange.

It would look similar to this one being constructed in Pasco County on State Road 56.

The project is currently being designed. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2022 and the design will cost $4.7 million, according to FDOT.