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Project Details
Work Type Transit Improvement
Phase Design
Limits from Alt. US 19 (5th Ave N) to SR 694 (Gandy Blvd)
Length 5.3 miles
Design Cost $287,000

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.

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Contact Information
Design Manager
Craig Fox
Media Contact
Kris Carson
Lane Closures
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