Friday, March 26, 2010

Public meeting on widening of Bruce B. Downs in New Tampa announced

Hillsborough County and the Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization will hold a public meeting to provide information and discuss Segment A of the Bruce B. Downs Boulevard widening project from Bearss Avenue to Palm Springs Boulevard in the New Tampa area. The purpose of the meeting is to receive input from citizens as to whether this segment should be reconstructed as a six-lane roadway, per the recently adopted Long Range Transportation Plan, in order to preserve right-of-way for future rapid transit, or as an eight-lane roadway as currently designed.  Construction is estimated to start on the designed eight lanes in the summer of 2011 and should be completed by spring of 2014. The projected cost of the project is approximately $55 million.

County and MPO staff, local agencies and consultants will be at the meeting to discuss the details of the project and future transit plans and to answer any questions residents may have.

Date: Thursday, April 1
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: Tampa Palms Elementary School , 6100 Tampa Palms Blvd.
For additional information, please call Steve Valdez, Public Works Department at 272-5275 or visit the MPO website at:

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