The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is hosting an Industry Forum on September 30th on the Downtown Tampa Interchange (I-275/I-4) Safety and Operational Improvements project and the SR 60 Westbound Improvement project from north of Spruce Street/Tampa International Airport Interchange to north of Memorial Highway in Hillsborough County, FL. The Industry Forum provides an opportunity for Design-Build teams, including contractors, subcontractors, and design consultants, to learn more about the projects. Advanced registration is required. Click here to register.
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On September 15, 2020 the Federal Highway Administration granted Local and Design Concept Acceptance for the Tampa Interstate Study (TIS) Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS), Record of Decision (ROD), and Section 4(f) Evaluation. This action is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on September 25, 2020. To view the SEIS documents, click here.
On February 25 and 27, 2020, the Florida Department of Transportation held a Public Hearing on the Tampa Interstate Study (TIS) Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) Locally Preferred Alternative that includes the Westshore Area Interchange (I-275/SR60), Downtown Tampa Interchange (I-275/I-4), and the I-275 Corridor that connects them. Click here to view all materials presented at the public hearing.
On October 24, 2019, Governor DeSantis announced $1.4 Billion to reconstruct the Westshore Area Interchange (I-275/ SR 60) in Tampa. Construction is set to begin in fiscal year 2023-2024. This is the largest transportation project to be funded in FDOT District 7’s history and is part of the Tampa Bay Next program. To see the latest concept, click here. For the press release, click here.
On Tuesday, October 1, 2019, the Florida Department of Transportation presented information on the Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) for the Tampa Interstate Study (TIS) Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) to the Hillsborough MPO Board. To view the materials presented at the MPO meeting, click here for the I-275/I-4 Interchange – Locally Preferred Alternative video and the I-275/I-4 Interchange – Locally Preferred Alternative (Technical Flyover Animation) video.
Tampa Bay Next is a program to modernize Tampa Bay’s transportation infrastructure and prepare for the future.
Tampa Bay Next Priorities:
- Move people and goods safely and efficiently
- Build a comprehensive regional transportation system
- Create meaningful opportunities for public input
- Balance regional needs with community concerns
- Commit to sustainable infrastructure decisions
FDOT is committed to developing a comprehensive and multimodal regional transportation system.
FDOT is working on multiple interstate improvement projects to modernize key interchanges, replace aging infrastructure, and improve mobility on portions of I-275 and I-4.
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