Those of us who drive Bruce B. Downs in New Tampa on a daily basis have seen the clearing of trees in the area of Bruce B. Downs and I-75. This is in preparation for the southbound flyover ramp. Construction is expected to take two years. When completed southbound travelers will no longer have to stop at a light before merging onto I-75 South.
Bruce B. Downs will be closed at times between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. and access to New Tampa from I-75 will be via S.R. 56. or Fletcher Ave.
The following is a view of what it will look like traveling south on Bruce B. Downs when construction is complete: