The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) recently announced that, for the first time, all of the lanes at the Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) at S.R. 56 and Exit 275 of I-75 are now open.

According to FDOT, a fourth westbound land on S.R. 56 was opened on Oct. 31, along with a third left turn lane from the northbound I-275/I-75 exit ramp onto westbound S.R. 56.

Work is still continuing on the interchange as crews put the final touches on the $33.6-million project, so FDOT continues to urge caution for travelers making their way through the new intersection. Other than some clean-up items the DDI is considered complete.

The project began construction in Jan. 2019, far ahead of its original schedule, and despite the first construction company being dismissed from the project (and later going out of business), the new company, Superior Construction Company Southeast, LLC, has managed to exceed expectations for finishing the job before year’s end.— JCC

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