131st Avenue and 46th Street / Skipper Road are major corridors in the vicinity of the University of South Florida (USF) in Hillsborough County. Both are currently two-lane roadways with relatively heavy pedestrian activity. 46th Street is identified in the Long Range Transportation Plan as a roadway needing to be widened to 4 lanes.
Hillsborough County is studying both corridors for enhancements, and wants to ensure that any modifications improve the safety, function, and aesthetics of the roadways for all users. Thus, the County has requested that the Hillsborough MPO fund a study to develop an integrated plan for street and landscaping improvements, with particular attention paid to pedestrian, bicycle, and transit accommodations on both roadways.
The project limits on 131st Avenue are from Nebraska Avenue to Bruce B. Downs Boulevard and from Fletcher Avenue to Bruce B. Downs Boulevard on 46th Street /Skipper Road.