Project Details
Work Type New Tolled Roadway
Phase Construction
Project Start August 21, 2017
  • Largo
  • Pinellas Park
  • St. Petersburg
  • Pinellas
  • 118th Avenue N. (CR 296)
  • 49th St. N.
  • Bayside Bridge (CR 611)
  • Gandy Blvd
  • Gateway
  • I-275
  • SR 686
  • SR 688
  • SR 694
  • US 19
Construction Cost $580 million
Estimated Completion Late 2022
Contractor Archer Western - de Moya Joint Venture
Contact Information
Construction Manager
Melissa Chin
Media Contact
John McShaffrey, APR

For information on the Jobs program click here:

The Gateway Expressway project will create two new 4-lane elevated tolled roadways that will provide direct connections - with no intersections - between US 19 and I-275 and between the Bayside Bridge (north of 49th Street N) and I-275.

Also, I-275 will be widened to add one toll lane in each direction next to the existing freeway lanes from south of Gandy Boulevard to 4th Street North.

The project is made up of two components:
1) Construction of the Gateway Expressway
2) Widening of I-275 to create express tolled lanes.

Construction is underway in most of the project area and will be more widespread as additional final designs plans are approved.

This project is a design-build project, which means that an overall concept of the design was put out to bid with many design requirements specified in a Request for Proposals. The successful contractor was chosen from a number of qualified firms bidding on the contract based on a design that met the requirements and is the most economical to construct. The contracting team that has been selected has now begun the final design (with its own or contracted licensed engineers) under the same contract time that includes the construction. This allows the contractor to begin working on specific items of work as portions of the design are completed and approved.