I-4 is the gateway into and out of the Tampa Bay Region, but the high-demand interstate is over capacity and growing more congested.
I-4 is a major east – west connection in our transportation network, linking the Tampa Bay region to the remainder of the state and nation. I-4 eastbound from Tampa is one of seven one-way evacuation routes in Florida. It connects the economic meccas of Central Florida and West Central Florida regions. Enhancing safety and reducing congestion on I-4 is essential to Florida’s economic, agricultural and technological growth.
FDOT is evaluating the need for a multi-lane transportation improvement for a 22.1 mile section of I-4 from east of 50th Street in Hillsborough County to the Polk Parkway in Polk County.