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Construction of the University Parkway and I-75 "diverging diamond" interchange

The Florida Department of Transportation on Tuesday updated the Sarasota and Manatee county commissions on the progress of construction of the new "diverging diamond" interchange at University Parkway and I-75. The department outlined completed steps in the construction process and those still outstanding, including nighttime paving and the construction and installation of drainage systems, lighting, the I-75 sound barrier, storm drains and medians. The estimated completion date is this fall; the total project will cost $74.5 million.