Road workers are plugging away at I-10 week after week. On our first segment about I-10, we told you a little about that endeavor. Now, the Florida Department of Transportation says I-10 is nearing completion. So here's where it's at and what we can expect in the near future.
The FDOT says a majority of the work will be done by the summer and fall of this year. "You'll have three lanes in each direction, emergency lanes. We'll have a high mass lighting on the road to improve visibility and there are storm water retention ponds to prevent any run off that going to lakes and streams here." said Tommie Speights with FDOT.
The first of three projects to finish will be the Capital Circle Northwest exit. With 85% completion--it is said to be 100 percent by July with new asphalt and new drainage.
The Monroe Street exit falls just behind at 79% completion. FDOT says this will be complete by August. The upgrades are: a new bridge, a new lane southbound on Monroe, and softer turns on the exits.
Finally, the most complicated of the I-10 projects, the Thomasville Road-Capital Circle Northeast interchange. With all of its changes, it was the first to undergo construction and it will be the last to finish.
Tony Manos, the I-10 Asst. Senior Project Engineer said, "We're getting four new bridges here at Thomasville Road and we're going to widen out three existing bridges."
In addition, there is a brand new I-10 west bound ON and OFF ramp to Capital Circle Road NE. The existing ramps will be greatly improved-some will even have more lanes. And to wrap up, this project is at 62% and set to be complete in February of 2009.
If you would like to see some of the work going on with I-10 for yourself, there's a link to movingi-10forward.com below.
Source: The Florida Department of Transportation