PASCO COUNTY, Fla. -- A new I-75 interchange is coming to Pasco County. State and local leaders hope it will relieve traffic on State Roads 52, 54 and 56.
The interchange will be added at Overpass Road, located between State Roads 52 and 54. Right now, there is a roughly six-mile stretch without an exit or entrance to I-75 between the two roads. The new interchange would cut that in half.
“Pasco County is really booming right now,” said Kris Carson, FDOT spokesperson. “These improvements are needed.”
Overpass Road will also be revamped. FDOT says the road will go from two to four lanes between I-75 and Old Pasco Road. The road will expand to six lanes between I-75 and Boyette Road.
Blair Drive will also be reworked to connect with Old Pasco Road. McKendree Road will be redone to connect with Boyette Road.
“The bridge is there so now it’s just a matter of building the interchange around the bridge,” said Dan Biles, Pasco County Administrator.
Work is happening behind the scenes to make sure crews will be able to break ground on the $65 million project in 2020.
The area near Overpass Road will also look different in coming years. Pasco County is working to transform county-owned land near the interstate into a business park.
This project will follows the diverging diamond planned for I-75 and SR 56. Construction began earlier this year.