As part of the current construction project along I-275 from north of I-4 to north of Hillsborough Avenue, and the upcoming Downtown Tampa Interchange (I-275/I-4) Safety and Operational Improvements project, Tampa Bay Next is seeking additional community input on aesthetics to enhance communities. Share your feedback...Survey deadline extended to October 14, 2022.


In what community do you live?

If Other, please provide:


FDOT is making underpass improvements that include constructing 8-foot gravity walls with 5-foot fencing on top at the following locations: Osborne Avenue, Chelsea Street, Lake Avenue, Floribraska Avenue, Palm Avenue, 14th Street and 15th Street. The fencing will be consistent at each location.

underpass projects map

Examples of fencing on top of the Floribraska Avenue gravity wall (Click on image to enlarge).

Wire Mesh/Omega Fence Rendering
Spear-Top Picket Fence Rendering
Flat-Top Picket Fence with Ball on Posts Rendering

Which fencing type do you prefer? (All underpass locations will feature the same fencing.)
(Select one)

 Wire Mesh/Omega Fence

 Spear-Top Picket Fence

 Flat-Top Picket Fence


As part of the Downtown Tampa Interchange (I-275/I-4) Safety and Operational Improvements Project, FDOT has identified three locations that will be activated as community spaces. To date, the City of Tampa has agreed to maintain a dog park, 3X3 basketball court or exercise equipment. FDOT is requesting additional input on these uses or other options for community spaces in Tampa Heights, VM Ybor and Ybor. FDOT will continue to coordinate with the City of Tampa with the feedback received and on the maintenance of these spaces.

Community spaces map

Space use examples

What type of use for the community space do you prefer?
(Select one)

If Other, please provide:


FDOT is planning to add gravity walls and fencing on both sides of Palm Avenue as part of the underpass improvements.

Which finish for the gravity walls do you prefer? (Click on images to enlarge.)


Palm Avenue, North Side, Looking West (Note: Fencing type to be determined.)


Along Elmore Avenue, FDOT will be adding a brick knee wall facing to the existing retaining (MSE) wall that will remain in place from Floribraska Avenue to Robles Street. Additionally, FDOT plans to reconstruct the retaining (MSE) wall along Elmore Avenue from Robles Street to Columbus Avenue and add a Brick X pattern face.

Options for staining the shell pattern above the new brick knee wall include re-staining to match the existing neutral color, or staining the shell pattern red.

Do you prefer the existing shell pattern above the brick knee wall be re-stained to match the existing neutral color or be stained red? (Click on images to enlarge.)

 Stained neutral color

 Stained red


If you would like to receive updates on the projects listed below or information on future FDOT Tampa Bay Next public outreach/information meetings, please enter your email address.

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If you have any questions please contact Tampa Bay Next at or 813-975-6398.

For questions about the Tampa Bay Next Program, email 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,