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.
On Monday, August 19, 2019, the Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) hosted a special briefing to provide information on the Tampa Interstate Study (TIS) Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) that is currently under evaluation by the Florida Department of Transportation. Click to view the display boards, meeting handout, meeting overview presentation, presentation on the Downtown Tampa Interchange (I-275/I-4) improvements and presentation on the Westshore Interchange (I-275/ SR 60) Reconstruction and West Tampa improvements.
On May 21 and 23, 2019, the Florida Department of Transportation held a Tampa Interstate Study (TIS) Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) Public Workshop to review and discuss Downtown Tampa Interchange concepts, Westshore Interchange concepts and Northwest (Veterans) Expressway design changes. Click here to view all material presented at the workshop.
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 a comprehensive approach to transportation planning and development for an integrated, 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.
Bicycle / Pedestrian Facilities
Streets are a vital part of livable, attractive communities and Florida is determined to drive down fatalities and injuries on our streets and highways. In fact, FDOT has identified Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas counties as top priorities for…
ITS, TSM&O, AV, CV…there are hundreds of acronyms floating through the transportation industry with the hopes that one, or a combination of several, will help provide congestion relief and system reliability in the Tampa Bay region. FDOT District Seven anticipates…
FDOT is integrating Transit into its project planning and development. FDOT is also funding a Regional Transit Feasibility Plan, administered by HART, to determine the preferred corridors and modes for future regional transit.
FDOT is changing the way we plan our roads! In 2014, the FDOT State Secretary signed a Complete Streets Implementation Policy, which is a key component of improving pedestrian and bicyclist safety and providing truly context sensitive solutions to the community.
What is freight mobility? It’s how products get to the store. It’s how the things you buy online make it to your house. It’s how imports and exports move in and out of the region. An accessible freight network promotes economic opportunity by reducing…