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Project Details
Phase: Design
Design Cost: $5.3 Million
Letting: 06/11/2025
Estimated Costs
ROW Cost: $34.6 Million
Construction Cost: $74.7 Million

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is constructing a new Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) in the area of I-75 and NW 49th Street in Ocala. This interchange will improve interstate and regional mobility within Marion County, accommodate future traffic growth and provide relief to existing surrounding interchanges. These findings are a result of a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study for this location that was completed in March 2021.

The project proposes to construct a Diverging Diamond Interchange. This innovative design helps to enhance safety and improve efficiency at the interchange by removing the need for traffic to make left turns in front of oncoming traffic. The project includes pedestrian and bicyclist accommodations, as well as lighting.

Through a funding agreement with Marion County, a Community Aesthetic Feature will be installed on the bridge. Marion County is also overseeing two adjacent projects. One is on the east side on 35th Street and one is to the west to extend 49th Street. More information on those projects is available from Marion County.

Contact Information
Design Project Manager
Megan Owens
(386) 943-5140
Design Firm
Metric Engineering
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