Public invited to Howard Frankland hearings October 8th & 10th

PubHrng_FDOTThe Florida Department of Transportation will hold public hearings on the replacement of the northbound Howard Frankland Bridge (I-275/SR 93) in Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties. This span of the bridge opened to traffic in 1959 and is nearing the end of its serviceable life.

The proposed improvements involve replacement of the four-lane northbound I-275 Howard Frankland Bridge over Old Tampa Bay and evaluating options for accommodating a future premium transit envelope within the bridge corridor.

A simultaneous Regional Transit Corridor Evaluation is underway to evaluate premium transit alternatives within the bridge corridor to link the Gateway area in Pinellas County to the Westshore area in Hillsborough County.

The purpose of these public hearings is to present information and receive public input regarding the bridge replacement; however, information regarding both studies will be available for review. These public hearings will be held in two separate sessions at the following locations:

  • Session 1 – Pinellas County
    • Tuesday, October 8, 2013
    • 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Open House
    • 6:00 p.m. Formal Presentation
    • Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority
    • 3201 Scherer Drive
    • St. Petersburg, FL 33716
  • Session 2 – Hillsborough County
    • Thursday, October 10, 2013
    • 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Open House
    • 6:00 p.m. Formal Presentation
    • Tampa Marriott Westshore
    • 1001 North Westshore Boulevard
    • Tampa, FL 33607


For more information, contact Ming Gao at 813/975-6000 or visit the project web site.