The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District Seven, is conducting a corridor planning study along West Busch Boulevard (SR 580) from North Dale Mabry Highway to North Nebraska Avenue in Hillsborough County – a distance of approximately 3.3 miles. The SR 580 corridor is an east-west urban principal arterial that connects local commuters to regionally significant corridors, including the Veterans Expressway to the west and I-275, and I-75 to the east. The corridor study area includes portions of unincorporated Hillsborough County and the City of Tampa and is one of the primary links to Busch Gardens Amusement Park (located approximately 2 miles east of the project limit).
The West Busch Boulevard (SR 580) corridor study will identify transportation-related problems the area faces and develop alternatives to solve them. This may include issues relating to capacity, traffic operations, safety, access and egress, freight movements, transit, bicycle, and pedestrian movement. The study, which began in March 2017, is expected to continue for approximately 18 months and will include technical work and data analysis, along with various opportunities for the public to be involved in developing a context relevant vision for West Busch Boulevard (SR 580) to accommodate all users.
The public plays an important role in the project development and decision-making process of this study. We invite you to get involved! We want to hear from you about the concerns, issues, comments, and ideas that you have in order to help us define the challenges and develop the most appropriate conceptual design alternatives along the West Busch Boulevard corridor. Please visit the project website at http://www.fdotd7studies.com/westbuschblvd/
Brian L. Shroyer
- There are no lane closures at this time.