All posts tagged Upper Tampa Bay Trail

Upper Tampa Bay Trail adds more miles

Hikers, joggers, cyclists, and skaters can now experience another 4.35 miles of the Upper Tampa Bay Trail (UTBT).  The popular southern section of the UTBT, from Memorial Highway to just a bit north of Ehrlich Road has been recognized as an incredible community asset. For years, trail users could also start at the northern section…

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Upper Tampa Bay Trail extended

Hillsborough County will soon dedicate its latest segment of trail. Originally scheduled for Friday, August 7, the ribbon cutting ceremony has been postponed due to recent heavy rains and flooding. The new segment of trail was made possible by Hillsborough County with the cooperation of the Southwest Florida Water Management District (owner of the Brooker…

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Public has its say on Upper Tampa Bay Trail

On September 17, 2014, Hillsborough County’s Parks and Recreation Department held a public workshop on the Upper Tampa Bay Trail. Staffers  sought input on alternatives that could provide a final link between the existing trail terminus at Peterson Road Park and North Mobley Road. The three alternatives include options that access: County staff is currently analyzing…

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Upper Tampa Bay Trail grows new legs

Over 17 years in the making, construction of two legs of the Upper Tampa Bay Trail will begin by the end of 2013. Fondly referred to as segments “C-1” and “C-2”, the project entails 4.3 miles of trail. C-1 follows Lutz Lake Fern Rd., connecting to more than 50 miles of regional trail at the…

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Upper Tampa Bay Trail gets nod as top priority for funding

On July 12th, the West Central Florida MPO Chairs Coordinating Committee prioritized a list of regional multi-use trails. Their top priority is a long-awaited segment of the Upper Tampa Bay Trail. Known as Phase IV, the seven-mile stretch would finish the trail from Peterson Rd. to the North Suncoast Trail on Lutz-Lake Fern Rd. The…

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Trail Summit decides what’s next

Three watershed events in trail planning occurred by the end of 2012. The Tampa Riverwalk received a federal grant to complete construction of this 40-year-old vision. The Tampa Bypass Canal Trail, creating a “spine” through Hillsborough County, and connecting other trails, was found to be feasible. And the construction of the Upper Tampa Bay Trail…

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