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State moves forward with plans to widen Charlotte County interstate

Posted at 8:46 AM, Nov 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-07 09:43:17-05

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.—Construction will state soon in Charlotte County, as the state moves forward with plans to add new lanes to part of the interstate.

The four-mile stretch from Jones Loop Road to U.S. 17, in Charlotte County, is the only four-lane section of I-75 that is left between Alligator Alley and the Florida-Georgia border.

The state plans to expand the highway to 6-lanes in that area.

The $29 million project will start at the end of the month and construction is expected to take a year and a half.