MPO Board Adopts TIP

TIP_logoThe MPO’s Transportation Improvement Program was adopted by the MPO Board on June 4th. Listing funding for key transportation projects over the next five years, the TIP becomes effective on October 1st. Nearly $2 billion in State and Federal funds are planned to be spent for transportation improvements in Hillsborough County by the MPO’s partner agencies.

With the adoption of the 2013/2014 TIP comes funding for several new projects:

  • Widening of US 301 from SR 674 to Balm Rd (2016)
  • Widening of Bruce B Downs from Bearss Ave to Palm Springs (2014)
  • Widening of Bruce B Downs from Pebble Creek to Pasco County (2017)
  • Bike lanes on Bayshore Blvd from Gandy Blvd to Rome Ave (starting in 2014)
  • Design and construction of Interchange modifications on I-75
  • Numerous resurfacing projects to maintain existing roadways

Ongoing projects, like the construction of the I-4 Selmon Connector, the widening of SR 574 through Valrico and Seffner, and the widening of I-275 between Westshore and Downtown Tampa, continue to be priorities of the TIP.  Visit the MPO web site for a complete listing of the Transportation Improvement Program projects, to view maps of funded projects, or to search our database by street name using the Interactive TIP Tool.  Additional information can be requested by contacting Wally Blain at 813/273-3774 x 361 or blainw@plancom.org.

LeRoySelmon_Crosstown_overpassThe Greater Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Committee and its Young Professionals recently toured the I-4 Selmon Connector construction project to see the progress and learn about the impact on Downtown Tampa traffic patterns.

Photo courtesy of Danielle Mercer, Vice Chair, Public Policy Emerge Tampa Bay.

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