This pilot project will widen the paved shoulders on I-275 (within the interstate right of way) to 12 ft, add appropriate signs and pavement markings to accommodate bus operations on the interstate shoulders between 5th Ave. North (Exit 23B) and Gandy Blvd (Exit 28) in St. Petersburg.
When complete, busses will be allowed to utilize the interstate shoulders to maintain a travel speed of up to 35 mph when the mainline speed falls below that. This will help to maintain travel time reliability.
The design build contractor will be selected in the fall of 2019 and construction activities are anticipated to begin in early 2020.
- There are no lane closures at this time.