Sarasota, Florida -- On Thursday, June 26, the Florida Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting to go over its design improvements for I-75 in the University Parkway area.

The improvements are for the 6.75 miles on I-75 north of Fruitville Road to north of University Parkway. It will also include reconstruction of the I-75/SR70 interchange in Manatee County.

MAP:I-75, University Parkway design improvements

The cost of the project is $8.1 million and is expected to be complete in spring 2016. Phase II is expected to begin this summer.

The meeting will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Osprey Room of the Holiday Inn Lakewood Ranch. For more information on the project, visit

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