Westshore to Downtown Tampa Corridor

Westshore and Downtown Tampa are two business districts in constant motion. With diverse neighborhoods and businesses located along this corridor, movement between them must improve to support economic vitality.

FDOT engaged with the community to receive input on alternative design concepts for the SEIS and held a public meeting in October 2017 to review the concepts and get community input. FDOT also held a second public workshop in May 2019 to further review proposed alternative options. A public hearing was held in February 2020, and FHWA approved the SEIS in September 2020.

Congestion on this corridor is a result of constant movement between and through the Westshore area and downtown Tampa business districts.

Improvements to this corridor will:

  • Provide travelers with better mobility choices
  • Reduce traffic congestion
  • Enhance opportunity for reliable travel times
  • Improve regional connectivity
  • Enhance quality of life for residents and visitors to the region

Existing I-275 west of Downtown Tampa

The planned improvements will preserve a 44-foot median to support future transit operations.

Project Status

FUNDED FOR CONSTRUCTION:
In Fiscal Year 2028 

PREFERRED ALTERNATIVE:
Express Lanes

Tampa’s Westshore Interchange, the Westshore to Downtown Tampa Corridor, and the Downtown Tampa Interchange projects are all part of a long-standing plan to improve and modernize Tampa’s interstate system, originally called the Tampa Interstate Study (TIS). The TIS required the most rigorous evaluation process in transportation planning – an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). FDOT began theTampa Interstate Study (TIS) Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) in 2017, working with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

FDOT has been engaging with the community to receive input on alternative design concepts for the SEIS and held a public meeting in October 2017 to review the concepts and get community input. FDOT also held a second public workshop in May 2019 to further review proposed alternative options. A public hearing was held in February 2020, and FHWA approved the SEIS in September 2020.

To view concept plans for the Westshore to Downtown Tampa Corridor, please click here.

For questions about the Tampa Bay Next Program, email TampaBayNext@dot.state.fl.us or call 813-975-NEXT (6398).

The Florida Department of Transportation is required to comply with various non-discrimination laws and regulations, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status.

Comuníquese con nosotros: Nos importa mucho la opinión del público sobre el proyecto. Si tiene preguntas o comentarios, o simplemente desea más información, por favor comuníquese con nosotros. Nuestro representante en español es: Manuel Flores, Departamento de Transporte de la Florida, (813) 975-4248, Manuel.Flores@dot.state.fl.us