The $41 million Florida Department of Transportation project is underway at the intersection of Bruce B. Downs and I-75. Construction is expected to last two years and motorists can expect road closures and detours. When complete, the new flyover ramp will allow drivers travelling south on BBD to access I-75 south without stopping at a traffic light. According to the Tampa Tribune, the project timetable is as follows:
- Mid-March to Summer 2007-Driving test piles into the ground.
- March 2007-Install temporary barrier wall along the left lanes in each direction of I-75.
- March 2007 to Fall 2008-Work at the BBD entrance ramps to northbound I-75.
- March 2007-Set barrier wall along right lands and traffic shifts on BBD in both directions.
- Summer 2007-Driving production piles into the ground.
- Summer 2007-Pond excavations.
- Summer 2007-Summer 2008-Work on southbound should area of I-75.
- Fall 2007 to Spring 2008-Work on approach to flyover bridge.
- Fall 2007-First steel beams set on flyover bridge.
- Spring-Summer 2008-Pour concrete decks on flyover bridge.
- Summer to Fall 2008-Work on BBD entrance ramp to southbound I-75.
- Fall 2008-Open new southbound I-75 land.
- Fall 2008-Have BBD in its final configuration.
- End of 2008-Early 2009-Open flyover bridge.
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