Suwannee Democrat

November 8, 2012

I-75 resurfacing continues in North Florida


Suwannee Democrat

Live Oak — Interstate 75 in North Florida continues to be improved with resurfacing beginning on another segment in Hamilton County this week. A 9.5-mile section from the Georgia state line to State Road 6 (Exit 460) is being repaved, according to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).



The $11 million project began November 5 and is expected to be complete by next summer, depending on good weather. The FDOT hired APAC-Southeast Inc., of Jacksonville to do the work.  



During the resurfacing project, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) will be enforcing the 60 mph speed limit during lane closures. Motorists are reminded that speeding fines are doubled in construction work zones when workers are present. A Motorist Awareness System will be used to inform motorists of the lower speed limit and detects their speed, which is automatically flashed back at them.



No work will be allowed from 6 a.m. Friday until 9 p.m. Sunday because of the increased volumes of traffic on the interstate on weekends. Weekday lane closures begin at 5 a.m. and continue until dusk.



Also, construction is underway at the Suwannee River bridges approximately six miles north of Interstate 10. Work on repairing and repainting the steel frame of the bridges, at a cost of $1 million, began in September and is expected to be complete in the spring.  No lane closures are expected as work is being done underneath the bridges.



The FDOT just completed a $12 million, 9.5-mile long resurfacing project in Hamilton County north of the Suwannee County line to US 129. This project included improvements to the US 129 interchange and the addition of an emergency median crossover between the agricultural inspection stations south of US 129.   



For updates on the project, contact the FDOT Public Information Office at 800-749-2967, follow FDOT on Twitter @MyFDOT_NEFL or @FL511_northeast or dial 511 to get traffic incidents on I-75.