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Project Details
Work Type Operational Improvements
Phase Construction
Limits 5 Locations in Hillsborough and Pasco counties
Project Start February 2020
City
County
Road
Construction Cost $597,304
Estimated Completion Summer 2020
Contractor Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC
About

This design-build project will provide operational improvements by modifying the turning radii for freight trucks at five locations in Hillsborough and Pasco counties. 

Type of modifications and locations:

  • SR 54 at Merchant Avenue in Pasco County: Modifying the median by extending the length of the eastbound turning radius from southbound Merchant Avenue onto eastbound SR 54.
    To expedite this work, left-turn movements from Merchant Avenue onto SR 54 will be restricted for approximately 30 days, weather permitting.
  • US 301 at Mango Road in Hillsborough County: Improving the curve radius from northbound US 301 onto southbound Mango Road.
  • US 98 at Old Lakeland Highway Frontage Road in Pasco County: Improving the curve radii from northbound Old Lakeland Highway Frontage Road onto eastbound US 98 and from westbound US 98 onto southbound Old Lakeland Highway Frontage Road.   
  • SR 60 at Bayport Drive in Hillsborough County: Modifying the striping and curve radius at northwest and southwest corners of SR 60 at Bayport Drive. 
  • SR 39 at SR 39A in Hillsborough County: Constructing a raised island in the median and adding a paved bulb-out for freight trucks making a northbound U-turn at this intersection.

Construction activities and lane closures will occur nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Construction is expected to finish during the summer of 2020. 

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Contact Information
Construction Manager
Randall Aebersold
727-575-8300
Randall.Aebersold@dot.state.fl.us
Media Contact
Kris Carson
813-975-6060
Kristen.Carson@dot.state.fl.us
Lane Closures
  • US 301 curve improvements at Mango Road
    Lane closures: Sunday, February 23 through Thursday, February 27 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

    SR 39 median improvements at SR 39A
    Lane closures: Sunday, February 23 through Thursday, February 27 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

    SR 54 median improvements at Merchant Avenue
    Lane closures: Sunday, February 23 through Thursday, February 27 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.