The Hillsborough MPO is conducting two corridor studies to address transportation issues in and around the Plant City. The first is a look at extending east Sam Allen Road from North Park Road to North County Line Road where significant population growth is expected prior to 2040. This would provide an alternative route to the already congested Interstate-4. The need for this new roadway link was first identified in the June 2008 Northeast Plant City Master Plan.
The second study looks at extending Rice Road from Coronet Road to South County Line Road. Continued industrial growth is expected in this area and the need for the roadway was noted in the MPO’s 2016 Freight Logistics Zone Study. The new connection will strengthen economic ties to rapidly growing western Lakeland, where Amazon recently built a distribution center. For more information contact Bud Whitehead at 813/272-5940 x313.