I-75/Alligator Alley Rest Area at Mile Marker 63


Project details


Construction start:  Summer 2013
Project completion: August 2014
Cost: $8.8 million
Design/build contractor: Stantec/Wright Construction Group
Engineering and Inspection: A2 Group, Inc.
Project ID: 200746-2-62-01




I-75/Alligator Alley rest area at mile marker 63

opened to the public on Friday, August 22, 2014



About the design/build project

The Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) contractor is scheduled to begin preliminary work in June 2013 surveying the I-75/Alligator Alley rest area at mile marker 63 in Collier County. Crews expect to start work this summer to construct two recreational access areas adjacent to the Big Cypress National Preserve backcountry trails, replace the existing rest area with a larger restroom facility, build a new public safety center, and upgrade the wastewater and water treatment plants. Estimated project completion is fall 2014.


The design/build project increases the number of restroom facilities from 30 to 44, including the addition of four family restrooms.  The public safety center will accommodate four to six Collier County EMS personnel and will help reduce emergency response times on Alligator Alley. The contractor will build these new facilities using “green” construction.  The buildings will be certified by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), an internationally recognized certification for environmentally conscious construction.  Each recreational area will accommodate up to 15 vehicles and 25 trucks or trailers.  Improvements also include site enhancements such as lighting, landscaping and resurfacing. 


The public is advised that when the contractor closes the area for construction this summer, there will be NO FACILITIES AVAILABLE (including parking, restrooms or potable water) at the mile marker 63 rest area until the project is finished.



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Existing Mile Marker 63 Rest Area


Existing mile marker 63 rest area.




Future mile marker 63 rest area.



Proposed Mile Marker 63 Rest Area


Future mile marker 63 public safety center.