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iROX: Interstate 75 expansion project begins Sunday

During a time exposure, cars create lighted paths along Interstate 75, North of the Golden Gate Parkway overpass, days before construction to add a third lane on the highway is scheduled start. The $430-million widening of I-75 will begin Oct. 28 and is officially dubbed iROX, for I-75 Road Expansion.

Photo by GREG KAHN, Daily News

During a time exposure, cars create lighted paths along Interstate 75, North of the Golden Gate Parkway overpass, days before construction to add a third lane on the highway is scheduled start. The $430-million widening of I-75 will begin Oct. 28 and is officially dubbed iROX, for I-75 Road Expansion.

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  • A tractor trailer drives North on Interstate 75 on Tuesday, days before construction to add a third lane on the highway is scheduled start. The $430-million widening of I-75 will begin Oct. 28 and is officially dubbed iROX, for I-75 Road Expansion.
  • A Porsche drives South on Interstate 75 on Tuesday, days before construction to add a third lane on the highway is scheduled start. The $430-million widening of I-75 will begin Oct. 28 and is officially dubbed iROX, for I-75 Road Expansion.
  • Cars drive South on Interstate 75 on Tuesday, days before construction to add a third lane on the highway is scheduled start. The $430-million widening of I-75 will begin Oct. 28 and is officially dubbed iROX, for I-75 Road Expansion.
  • During a time exposure, cars create lighted paths along Interstate 75, North of the Golden Gate Parkway overpass, days before construction to add a third lane on the highway is scheduled start. The $430-million widening of I-75 will begin Oct. 28 and is officially dubbed iROX, for I-75 Road Expansion.
  • During a time exposure, cars create lighted paths along Interstate 75, North of the Golden Gate Parkway overpass, days before construction to add a third lane on the highway is scheduled start. The $430-million widening of I-75 will begin Oct. 28 and is officially dubbed iROX, for I-75 Road Expansion.
  • iRox the $430-million widening of Interstate 75 is set begin Oct. 28 with the groundbreaking for the project scheduled today in Ft. Myers. The expansion will run Golden Gate Parkway in Naples to Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. The project is the single largest road construction undertaking in Florida history, but it could have been bigger. The project was bid as a 35-mile job extending north five more miles in Lee County.

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