Public Hearings Set on Proposed Howard Frankland Bridge Replacement
The project documents are on view at locations in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties.
PINELLAS/HILLSBOROUGH COUNTIES – The Florida Department of Transportation invites you to attend and participate in a public hearing regarding the proposed replacement of the northbound Howard Frankland Bridge (I-275/SR 93) in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties.
This span of the bridge opened to traffic in 1959 and is nearing the end of its serviceable life. The proposed improvements involve the replacement of the existing northbound I-275 Howard Frankland Bridge over Old Tampa Bay and evaluating options for accommodating a future premium transit envelope within the bridge corridor. A simultaneous Regional Transit Corridor Evaluation is underway to evaluate premium transit alternatives within the bridge corridor to link the Gateway area in Pinellas County to the Westshore area in Hillsborough County.
The purpose of these public hearings is to present information and receive public input regarding the bridge replacement; however, information regarding both studies will be available for review. The hearings will be held from 5:30p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 4) at the Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park, 950 Lake Carillon Drive, St Petersburg; and from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 6) at the Tampa Marriott Westshore, 1001 Westshore Blvd., Tampa. The formal presentation will be 6:30 p.m. at both sites.
Project materials including maps and project reports will be available for review and FDOT representatives will be present to answer questions before and after the formal portion at each session. Interested parties may submit written comments at the hearing or at a later date to: Menna Yassin, PE, Senior Project Manager, FDOT District Seven, 11201 N McKinley Drive, MS 7-500, Tampa, FL 33612-6456. Written comments will be accepted throughout the PD&E study, but to be included in the public hearing record, comments should be postmarked no later than Oct. 17.
For information about the project, go to fdot7studies.com.
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