There is a new interchange planned for I-75. It is expected to be built by 2020 on Overpass Road, which is between State Road 52 and State Road 54.
The area along Overpass is now primarily rural. But by the time the interchange is complete, the area is expected to change dramatically.
"It is going to be huge to this area," Doug Tobin, a spokesman for Pasco County, told FOX 13.
Traffic is expected to increase. A projected 60,000 cars a day are probably going to be using Overpass.
It's not something Allyson Dechaent is looking forward to since her house is close to the front entrance to her subdivision, Palm Cove, which sits on Overpass.
Right now, Overpass ends at Palm Cove. When all is said and done, Overpass would be widened from two to six lanes, and extend nine miles to Zephyrhills. That should make getting around easier.
The new interchange is also expected to bring in some new development.
"But we are already expecting to see development in this area regardless if this is built or not," added Tobin.
He says developers already have the paperwork done for a number of new subdivisions and commercial projects.MORE INFORMATION: http://www.overpassroad.com/project-information.html
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