Client: Tampa-Hillsborough County Expressway Authority (THEA)
Location: Tampa, Florida
Construction Value: $1.2 million
Completion Date: 2004
Provided 3D modeling and animation services, video production services, as well as public involvement support services. This project involved preparing a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study to consider proposed improvements on Gandy Boulevard in South Tampa. This project extends approximately two miles from the Gandy Bridge to the western terminus of the Selmon Expressway. The purpose for this project is to move regional traffic off the local street network, by serving commuter trips, add capacity, and emergency evacuation, since Gandy Boulevard serves as an evacuation route. This anticipated traffic growth and high levels of congestion create a need to analyze the corridor for necessary improvements to ensure it continues to operate efficiently and safely. The proposed “Build” alternative improvements include an elevated two-lane two-way toll facility. Substantial public coordination took place including production of a 10-minute Public Hearing video explaining the history, purpose and need for the improvement.