All posts tagged FDOT

FDOT to study widening US 301

Recently, an MPO committee provided review comments to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for a roadway widening in north Hillsborough County on US 301. The FDOT is conducting a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) study to evaluate the expansion of a 13.8 mile segment of US 301 from its current two-lane undivided configuration to…

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FDOT District 7 awards safety project grants

In 2014, Hillsborough County, Tampa and Plant City were the proud recipients of several grants to improve traffic safety. Plant City received $43,000 for traffic signals and signs. The City of Tampa received: $200,000 for a Himes Avenue project to add turn lanes, bike lanes and a separator island $300,000 for a 34th Street project…

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Florida now home to two U.S. bicycle routes

On November 20, 2014 the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials approved U.S Bicycle Route 1 and U.S. Bicycle Route 90 in Florida. U.S. Bicycle Route 1 follows Florida’s Atlantic coast from Key West to Jacksonville, where it ends at the Georgia State Line. Much of USBR 1 follows the East Coast Greenway and Adventure Cycling Association’s Atlantic Coast Route. The route…

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Meeting of the minds: Livable Roadways & Community Traffic Safety hold joint workshop

More than 40 diverse safety professionals and advocates attended the first ever FDOT Community Traffic Safety Team (CTST) and the  MPO Livable Roadways Committee workshop on November 5th. The workshop was moderated by City of Tampa Councilwoman Lisa Montelione, and CTST Chair Jamie Sweeney, DKS Associates.The synergy of talent, resources and opportunities for collaboration became apparent as attendees…

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Cyclovia rolled through downtown Tampa

On Sunday, October 19th, the Florida Department of Transportation closed a portion of Kennedy Boulevard to motorized traffic.Together with the City of Tampa, the Tampa Downtown Partnership, the MPO BPAC and their community partners, FDOT brought Cyclovia to Tampa Bay! Cyclovia (also referred to as Ciclovía or Open Streets) is based on the Spanish word…

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Safer Plant & Hyde Park Avenues planned

Prompted by a review of severe crashes, the City of Tampa and FDOT are planning changes to Plant Ave and Hyde Park Ave. Today, these roads exist as a one-way pair from Platt St to Kennedy Blvd near the University of Tampa. They have on-street parking and posted speeds of 30/35 mph and serve the…

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Downtown mulls transit assets & opportunities

Tampa’s urban core, made up of downtown and its surrounding neighborhoods, is the hub of commerce, culture and government for the Tampa Bay region. A lot of people work here, but more and more people are choosing to live and play Downtown too. It’s the center of our existing transit network and is crisscrossed by…

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Interstate construction update

Anyone traveling on our Interstates knows that the Florida DOT has a lot of work going on. Travelers often ask: when will the construction be done? FDOT recently issued a status report on projects recently completed or wrapping up: I-75 bridge deck replacement over Harney Rd: FDOT re-constructed both the northbound and southbound I-75 bridges…

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FDOT considers options for SR 60 east

The Florida Department of Transportation is conducting a Project Development and Environment Study (PD&E) for SR 60 from Valrico Road to the Polk County Line. The purpose is to identify and evaluate design concepts for six-laning the road and determine any potential effects on the natural and human environment. The study, which began in June…

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HART has you covered

HART is fully committed to its progressive Bus Stop Improvement Program, which will make all bus stops ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant; not just for someone in a wheelchair, but anyone with any kind of mobility device. For the past couple of years, a route-by-route assessment has been underway for all of the agency’s…

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MPO & FDOT plan for express buses in toll lanes

If you’ve ever wished for a helicopter to fly you over traffic snarls to your destination, the idea of a limited-stop express bus running in speed-controlled interstate toll lanes may appeal to you. The Hillsborough MPO has partnered with FDOT District 7 to study how this big idea could work in the I-275 and I-4…

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FDOT funds priorities for next 5 years

FDOT presented its tentative list of projects to be funded over the next five years at a public hearing held on December 16th. With the annual update of the Work Program this year, FDOT announced the advancement of several projects along with additional funding for several MPO priorities. Most notable is the design and construction…

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FDOT Secretary says Tampa needs to plan for rail connection

Tampa is the “natural progression” for a future extension of the All Aboard Florida commuter rail service being developed between downtown Miami and Orlando International Airport, Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Ananth Prasad said. Business and political leaders here “ought to be thinking about how they can create the climate, create the business environment that…

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Regional Transportation Summit October 10th

Thursday, October 10, 2013 | 9:30-Noon Tampa Airport Marriott Ballroom Join regional MPO and transit leaders to gain a better understanding of major transportation developments in Central Florida and the Tampa Bay region, and how emerging plans for connectivity and transit in Tampa Bay may affect our ability to connect and develop as a Super…

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