FDOT will conduct a public forum about plans for improvements to Interstate 75 from south of Bee Ridge Road to south of Fruitville Road. The Feb 11 session at Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee, 2320 Cattlemen Road, begins with an open house at 5 p.m., followed by a presentation at 6 p.m.

The FDOT intends to convert the interchange at Bee Ridge into a “hybrid diverging diamond interchange” and rebuild the nearby intersection at Bee Ridge and Cattlemen Road to improve traffic flow. It will also widen I-75 from south of Bee Ridge to south of Fruitville and widen about a mile of Bee Ridge west of I-75.  See FDOT I-75 Plans.