Florida DOT announces expedition of second-phase infrastructure projects

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Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) officials have initiated the second phase of expedited infrastructure projects in the wake of continued lower traffic volumes resulting from COVID-19.

“FDOT is proud to continue implementing Governor DeSantis’ forward-thinking directive to accelerate crucial transportation projects and more swiftly enhance the state’s overall transportation system,” Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Kevin J. Thibault said. “The transportation industry is vital to our economy and is essential as we move forward to re-open Florida. We will continue to accelerate projects as much as possible, while also
incorporating the CDC’s safety and sanitation guidelines.”

FDOT has accelerated over 40 critical transportation projects by a minimum of 650 total contract days, providing essential jobs to Floridians.

Northwest Florida projects slated for acceleration include painting of steel superstructure components and replacement of steel members on the CR 270A Bridge in Gadsden County by 70 days while the SR 200 capacity improvement project between Rubin Davis Lane to O’Neill Scott Road is among the northeast Florida endeavors to be accelerated by two months.

East Florida project expedition includes operational improvements on I-275 from west of SR 60 to Lois Ave. in Hillsborough County by 60 days. In the southeast portion of the state, bridge-repair/rehabilitation at the I-75 northbound ramp at NW 138 Street in Miami-Dade will be accelerated by two months.