|FDOT requests $3.5 million in Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) amendments|
|Tampa, FL – The Hillsborough Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) will consider nine Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) amendments to fund projects on I-75, I-4, State Road 60, US 301, and South Dale Mabry Highway. The projects would involve safety and operational adjustments, lighting projects, railroad crossing alterations, and pedestrian safety modifications. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) made the request, and if approved, the TPO would add the amendments to the 2021/22-2025/26 Transportation Improvement Program to document the addition of state and/or federal funds.|
The amendments include two projects to add auxiliary lanes on northbound and southbound I-75 between the I-4 and Fowler interchanges, improving safety by reducing the need to merge. Two other projects improve merging conditions along I-4, adding an auxiliary lane westbound from east of the Seffner weigh station to west of McIntosh Road, and eastbound from east of Bethlehem Road to west of Branch Forbes Road. FDOT anticipates it will not need to buy land for these auxiliary lane projects.
Additional projects from the amendments include:
Street lighting upgrades on State Road 60 south of Plant City, from west of State Road 39 to west of Clarence Gordon Jr. BoulevardStreet lighting upgrades on US 301 in the West Brandon area, from west of Crescent Park Drive to north of Elm Fair BoulevardStreet lighting upgrades on US 301 in the Thonotosassa area, from north of Hampton Oaks Parkway to west of Jackson RoadA railroad crossing project on State Road 60 south of Plant City, east of Clarence Gordon Jr. Boulevard, that involves the replacement of the crossing and a sidewalk over the crossingThe installation of pedestrian-activated hybrid beacons at crosswalks on South Dale Mabry Highway north of MacDill Air Force Base, at West Mango, West Wisconsin, and West Pearl Avenues, to enhance pedestrian safety
The TPO Board will consider the amendments on January 11, 2022, at 10 a.m. The public can comment on the amendments in advance of the meeting through January 10, 2022, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org; mail to Hillsborough TPO, Attn: Cheryl Wilkening, 601 E Kennedy Boulevard, 18th Floor, Tampa, FL 33602; voicemail beginning one week in advance of the meeting to 813.272.5940 (press 9); or social media by posting on the TPO Facebook page. Details on how to view or participate in the live meeting are posted on the calendar listing with the agenda one week ahead of the meeting at: planhillsborough.org To review the amendments, visit https://bit.ly/3FoqCTJ. For inquiries, contact Connor MacDonald at email@example.com or 813.946.5334.
|About the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)|
|The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a list of upcoming transportation projects covering a period of at least five years. The TPO develops the TIP in cooperation with the state of Florida and public transit providers. Every year, the Hillsborough TPO adopts a new TIP based on the latest Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Work program. To see the most recent approved TIP or to learn more, visit planhillsborough.org/transportation-improvement-program-tip/.|