131st Ave and 46th St to be complete streets

131st Ave and 46th StHillsborough County’s Public Works Department recently launched a “Complete Streets” project for 131st Avenue and 46th Street / Skipper Road in the vicinity of the University of South Florida. The purpose is to address the safety and comfort all users of the roadway network.

As part of this, the County asked the MPO to fund a study to develop an integrated concept plan for street and landscaping improvements, with particular attention paid to pedestrian, bicycle, and transit accommodations on both roadways. Both corridors are being studied for enhancements to ensure that any modifications improve their safety, function, and aesthetics.

The project limits on 131st Avenue are from Nebraska Avenue to Bruce B Downs Boulevard and from Fletcher Avenue to Bruce B Downs Boulevard on 46th Street / Skipper Road. The concept plan will be finished by February 2015. After that, the project will need to be funded for construction in Hillsborough County’s Capital Improvement Program.

For more information contact Michele Ogilvie at ogilvem@plancom.org or 813/273-3774 x317.