Conversion of Cass and Tyler Streets to Two-way Traffic continues

Downtown Tampa Walk-Bike MapThe City of Tampa continues to advance projects from the MPO’s Walk-Bike Plans into built facilities. Construction is under way transforming Cass Street and Tyler Street from the Hillsborough River to Nebraska Avenue into two-way streets. New to our community will be the first barrier-separated cycle path that will also be added along the south side of Cass from Doyle Carlton to Nebraska Avenue. The converted two-way Cass Street and Tyler Street will help restore the downtown street grid, improve local access, and transform Cass Street into a central spine as outlined in the Invision Tampa Center City Plan.

On December 11, 2015, the first segment of the two-way project was implemented. Cass Street and Tyler Street between the Hillsborough River and Ashley Drive are now two-way streets. Motorists traveling Ashley Drive are now able to turn west on Cass Street and drive over the Cass Street bridge.

Motorists will continue to be able to use Tyler Street westbound to access the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, the Times Building, and the Barrymore Hotel. Visitors dropping off at the Glazer Children’s Museum and at the Tampa Museum of Art that are exiting from I-275 onto Ashley Drive will be able to use Cass Street westbound to Doyle Carlton Drive. Part of the downtown cycle path (also called the “green spine”) will be completed in this area; however, it will not be open for use until the entire green spine is completed in late 2016.

Anyone who would like to receive construction updates is asked to please email the request to: info@tampa-ucap.com

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