County implements ten safety projects

Road_arterialsectionFunded by the Hillsborough County Commission, ten projects addressing walk and bike safety are moving closer to reality. Already completed improvements on Providence Road brought bike lanes from Bloomingdale Avenue to SR 60. Nine projects remain from the top-10 safety projects identified jointly by the MPO and Hillsborough County, including 56th St., 42nd St., Bearss Ave., Bruce B Downs Blvd., Fletcher Ave., Hanley Rd and Waters Ave.

Hillsborough County is working through final design of the pedestrian and bicycling safety projects with the three engineering firms on board for construction. Public meetings held by County staff gave citizens and business owners an opportunity to comment on each project’s design.

Additional information on the corridors and proposed improvements can be found on the County website or by contacting Mike Flick at 813/635-5400 or