All posts tagged widening

Coming soon to a corridor near you!

At its June 2nd meeting, the MPO held a public hearing before adopting a $1.4 billion Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The TIP funds a wide variety of projects over the next five years and begins to realize the MPO’s 2040 Plan. Public transit and rideshare improvements are an important part of the TIP, including: Replacing older buses in HART’s…


Interstate construction update

Anyone traveling on our Interstates knows that the Florida DOT has a lot of work going on. Travelers often ask: when will the construction be done? FDOT recently issued a status report on projects recently completed or wrapping up: I-75 bridge deck replacement over Harney Rd: FDOT re-constructed both the northbound and southbound I-75 bridges…


Vets Expressway goes all-electronic

The Florida Turnpike Enterprise has another big construction project underway, affecting northwest Hillsborough County and our northern neighbors. The Veterans Expressway/Suncoast Parkway widening and conversion to all-electronic tolling are on pace for completion within the next two years: Conversion to All Electronic Tolling When finished, the Veterans Expressway will double in size, with six general…


MPO adopts $1.3 billion transportation improvement program

On June 3rd, the MPO approved the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for the next 5 years, starting October 1, 2014. The TIP outlines the major transportation projects to be funded with State and Federal transportation funds. Over the next five years, the MPO’s local and state partners will spend more than $1.3 billion in State,…

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