Upcoming Community Events

January 2023 Community Conversations

To view the display exhibits and the narrated presentation from the Community Conversations, click here.

Spring 2022 Community Conversations

The Florida Department of Transportation hosted Community Conversations in East Tampa and Tampa Heights Communities.
To view the materials presented and meeting summaries, click below.

East Tampa

Tampa Heights

Program Updates

On September 15, 2020 the Federal Highway Administration granted Location 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 was 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.

What is Tampa Bay Next?

Tampa Bay Next is a program to modernize Tampa Bay’s transportation infrastructure and prepare for the future.

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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.

The Program Includes:

Interstate Modernization

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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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…

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Transportation Innovation

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…

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FDOT is integrating Transit into its project planning and development. FDOT also funded the Regional Transit Feasibility Plan, administered by the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) and is currently funding the…

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Complete Streets

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.

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Freight Mobility

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…

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

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, El Departamento de Transportación de la Florida, (813) 975-4248, Manuel.Flores@dot.state.fl.us