Florida transportation officials have unveiled construction timelines and other key details about projects planned for several major state-owned roadways. The projects are part of the Moving Florida Forward Infrastructure Initiative, which ensures the state’s transportation infrastructure can meet current and future demands.
The initiative will use $4 billion from the state’s General Revenue Surplus going into next year.
Construction is set to begin in late 2024 on four projects:
- Reconstructing part of Interstate 4 in Osceola County to accommodate three general-use lanes, auxiliary lanes and two special-use lanes.
- Modifying a rural diamond interchange on Interstate 4 in the city of Lakeland, adding lanes and improving wildlife crossings.
- Modifying a partial cloverleaf interchange on Interstate 75 in Sarasota County to a diverging diamond, widening about 3.6 miles of roadway and replacing bridges.
- Widening State Road 70 in Manatee County from a two-lane undivided facility to a four-lane divided roadway.
Two projects will begin in 2025:
- Widening part of Interstate 275 through Tampa to add tolled express lanes in each direction.
- Reconstructing an Interstate 75 interchange in Collier County to a diverging diamond.
Construction on Polk County interstate will start in 2026:
- Part of Interstate 4 in Polk County will be rebuilt to accommodate three general-use lanes, auxiliary lanes and two special-use lanes in both directions.
Three other interstate projects have 2027 start dates:
- Adding one general-use lane in each direction and auxiliary lanes over 18 miles of Interstate 75 from the village of Estero to near Naples.
- Reconstructing part of State Road 29 in Collier County to serve as a loop around the downtown Immokalee area. The design will include four travel lanes with curbs and gutters on both sides, intersection improvements, a median, outside paved shoulders and drainage improvements.
- Widening 1 mile of Interstate 95 in Ormond Beach from two lanes in each direction to three and improving the interchange at U.S. 1 in Volusia County.