Client: FDOT District 7
Location: Hillsborough County, Florida
Start Date: March 2015
Completion Date: Estimated August 2016
American is performing a project development and environment (PD&E) design change re-evaluation of the original I-275/I-4 Interchange portion of the Tampa Interstate Study (TIS) final environmental impact statement (FEIS). The project is located in central Hillsborough County and is a combined distance of approximately 4.29 miles in length. The limits are I-275 from Rome Avenue to Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and I-4 from I-275 to the Selmon Expressway Connector. The project objective is to update the approved FEIS and advance the integration and design of proposed express lanes and ingress/egress points. Other proposed improvements from the approved PD&E study, such as high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes, traffic management systems, and other transportation enhancements will be constructed as part of a future project phase. These improvements are needed to address future growth and development projected in the region, enhance hurricane and emergency evacuation response, and improve system connectivity. This study is being conducted based on a proposed design change to accommodate express lanes and other mobility improvements.