Tampa, FL -- On Thursday, October 24, a new ramp - and exit point - opened for southbound Exit 261 to I-4. Motorists need to pay close attention and be ready to exit to I-4 sooner, as the new exit point is about one mile north of the previous exit.
This is just a partial single-lane opening of the new ramp; construction will continue approaching I-4 over the next few months. When the project is completed (estimated to be finished by summer 2020), this exit will be a 1.25 mile two-lane ramp from south of the Tampa Bypass Canal to I-4. The finished project will enable traffic to stay in separate lanes to the point where the ramps split onto eastbound and westbound I-4. These improvements will increase safety and traffic flow for southbound I-75 approaching interstate 4.