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Project Details
Work Type New Tolled Roadway
Phase Construction
Project Start August 21, 2017
City
County
Road
Construction Cost $598 million
Estimated Completion Early 2023
Contractor Archer Western - de Moya Joint Venture
About

The Gateway Expressway project will create two new 2-lane elevated tolled roadways that will provide direct connections between US 19 and I-275 and between the Bayside Bridge (north of 49th Street N) and I-275.

SR 690, a new 4-lane tolled expressway connection from US 19 to the west of I-275. The new roadway will be built in the median of existing 118th Avenue North. SR 690 will be elevated over portions of 118th Avenue North, 49th Street North, 47th Street North, 43rd Street North, 34th Street North, the ramp at 31st Court North, and 28th Street North.

SR 686A, a new 4 lane elevated tolled expressway from the Bayside Bridge to just west of I-275. It will be primarily built in the median of Roosevelt Boulevard between the Bayside Bridge and Ulmerton Road. An interchange at Ulmerton Road will be built as part of this project. The new roadway will continue south through the old Sunshine Speedway property until it merges with SR 690.

Additionally, I-275 will be widened to add toll lanes in each direction along the median next to the existing lanes from south of Gandy Boulevard to 4th Street North.

Additional improvements include:

  • Rebuilding existing Roosevelt Boulevard from the Bayside Bridge to Ulmerton Road as generally two one-way surface roads including a new access configuration and roads for the St. Pete-Clearwater International (PIE) Airport terminal.
  • Repaving 118th Avenue N from US 19 to 31st Court North.
  • Repairing or rebuilding sections of existing US 19 and 118th Avenue N including new ramps and bridges.
  • Repaving the eastbound off-ramp from SR 690 to southbound I-275.

Work located in front of the St. Pete-Clearwater International (PIE) Airport includes:

  • Building a new airport access road parallel to Roosevelt Blvd, new airport ponds, new signalized intersection at Terminal Boulevard, and a permanent connection at Fairchild Drive.

View a video of the Gateway Expressway

Tolls
All tolls will be collected electronically using the SunPass prepaid toll program.

SR 690 and SR 686A Tolls
Tolling will be "static." This means the cost will remain the same at all hours of every day.

I-275 Express Lanes
Tolling will be "dynamic." Express lanes are dynamically priced to maintain steady traffic flow in the lanes.  Prices change based on the amount of traffic in the express lanes. With dynamic pricing, prices increase as the express lanes become more congested and decrease as congestion goes down. Dynamic pricing is designed to provide more predictable travel times, particularly during peak travel periods.

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Contact Information
Construction Manager
Melissa Chin
813-975-3573
Melissa.Chin@dot.state.fl.us
Media Contact
Kris Carson
813-975-6060
Kristen.Carson@dot.state.fl.us
Lane Closures
  • Lane closures for Friday, October 30 through Saturday, November 7

    I-275 from north of Gandy Boulevard (Exit 28) to 4th Street N. (Exit 32)
    Lane closures: 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

    US 19 Frontage Roads north of Ulmerton Road
    Lane closures:  9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (southbound only)

    US 19 Frontage Roads from 110th Avenue N. to 126th Avenue N.
    Lane closures: 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.

    SR 686 (Roosevelt Boulevard) entrance and exit ramps at Bayside Bridge (CR 611)
    Exit ramp lane closures (from Bayside Bridge): 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Entrance ramp lane closures (onto Bayside Bridge): 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.

    SR 686 (Roosevelt Boulevard) from SR 688 (Ulmerton Road) to 49th Street North
    Day lane closures (eastbound only, west of 49th Street): 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Night lane closures (east and westbound): 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.

    SR 686 (Roosevelt Boulevard) from 28th Street North to 16th Street North
    Day lane closures:  9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Night lane closures: 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.

    SR 688 (Ulmerton Road) from 34th Street to 49th Street North
    Lane closures/traffic shifts/temporary stops: 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.

    CR 296/118th Avenue North from US 19 to 28th Street North
    Day closures (eastbound): 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Night lane closures (westbound): 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.

    CR 296/118th Avenue North from 31st Street North to 49th Street North
    Single lane traffic/traffic shifts:  6 p.m. to 6 a.m.

    CR 611/49th Street from 145th Avenue to Bayside Bridge
    Lane closures: 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.

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Gateway ExpresswayProject: preparation of concrete deck pour, over Ulmerton - July 2020
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Gateway Expressway Project looking east at 118th Ave N and 43rd St N July 2020
Gateway Expressway I-275 approch to Roosevelt Blvd 118th Ave N interchange July 2020
Gateway Expressway looking south at  I-275 Roosevelt Blvd and 118th Ave N interchange July 2020
Gateway Expressway Project US 19 looking north over Bryan Dairy Rd and 118th Ave N July 2020
Gateway Expressway Project 8th Ave N looking west between 49th St N and US 19 July 2020
Gateway Expressway Project looking west at 118th Ave N and 49th St N intersection July 2020
Gateway Expressway Project looking west at 118th Ave N between 40th St and 43rd St July 2020
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Gateway Expressway Project looking north at new bridge at Roosevelt Blvd and Ulmerton Rd July 2020
Gateway Expressway Project looking north Roosevelt Blvd south of Airport Parkway July 2020
Gateway Expressway Project: Roosevelt Blvd looking northwest at the Bayside Bridge July 2020
Gateway Expressway Project looking north on the Bayside Bridge at the Roosevelt Blvd intersection July 2020
Gateway Expressway Project looking north towards the Bayside Bridge July 2020
Gateway Expressway Project: Roosevelt Blvd off-ramp over I-275 - June 2020
Gateway Expressway Project Installation of Soil Anchors - June 2020
Gateway Expressway Project NB I-275 over Roosevelt Blvd - June 2020
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Day work on bridge girders that were installed at night over Ulmerton Road (March 2020 photo)
Bridge girders installed at the Roosevelt Boulevard and Ulmerton Road intersection (March 2020 photo)
A worker tightens bolts on a 71/2 foot high steel girder (Feb. 2020 photo)
Very large steel girders are installed over Ulmerton Road at Roosevelt Boulevard (Feb. 2020 photo)
A pair of large steel girders are lifted into place over Ulmerton Road (Feb. 2020 photo)
Workers in lifts install bracing and tighten bolts on girders installed over Ulmerton Road (Feb. 2020 photo)
A large steel girder is being lifted into place during construction of a Gateway Expressway bridge over Ulmerton Road (Feb. 2020 photo)
Large columns are being constructed for a Gateway Expressway bridge in the median of 118th Ave. N. (March 2020 photo)
Concrete is being placed in large forms to make the pier caps for a Gateway Expressway bridge in the median of 118th Ave. N. (March 2020 photo)
Southbound US 19 frontage road is being realigned for the Gateway Expressway bridges that will connect US 19 with I-275 (2/3/20 photo)
Columns for flyover bridges have been built at US 19 and Bryan Dairy Road (2/3/20 photo)
Bridge construction on the west side of US 19, just north of Bryan Dairy Road (2/3/20 photo)
New bridge and road construction for a future realignment of the southbound US 19 frontage road approaching Bryan Dairy Road (2/3/20 photo)
Bridges have been built over 126th Avenue. to the top of the 2/3/20 photo is the air control tower at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport.
The Gateway Expressway corridor is taking shape between 43rd Street and Ulmerton Road (2/3/20 photo)
Bridges under construction between 43rd Street and 118th Avenue (2/3/20 photo)
Bridge, roadway, and pond construction near 43rd Street N. (2/3/20 photo)
Workers finish concrete under the Gateway Expressway bridges over 126th Avenue (2/3/20 photo)
Looking north at the Gateway Expressway corridor between 126th Avenue and Ulmerton Road (2/3/20 photo)
Building the base for new pavement
Building a bridge column at 118th Avenue on the east side of US 19
Realigning Roosevelt Boulevard near St. Pete-Clearwater Airport in preparation for construction of the Gateway Expressway in the median of the corridor
Girders are set for one of the new Gateway Expressway bridges
Concrete is placed into a new bridge pier column.
Crews install large drainage pipes along 118th Avenue east of US 19.
Piers for the flyover bridge at US 19 and Bryan Dairy Road
Work continues to realign Roosevelt Blvd. near St. Pete-Clearwater International (PIE) Airport.
Work along the Roosevelt Boulevard (SR 686) corridor next to St. Pete-Clearwater International (PIE) Airport (June 2019 photo).
The Gateway Expressway corridor is taking shape between Ulmerton Road (top of photo) and 126th Avenue N. in this June 2019 photo.
Bridge foundations are being constructed on the west side of US 19 at Bryan Dairy Road. (June 2019 photo).
Bridge foundation work is taking place for the Gateway Expressway in the median of 118th Avenue N. (CR 296) west of  I-275 (June 2019 photo).
Looking southwest at the I-275/Roosevelt Boulevard/118th Avenue N. interchange, you can see noise barrier construction on each side of I-275 in this June 2019 photo.
Bridge foundation work in the median of 118th Avenue N. (CR 296) between I-275 and US 19 (June 5, 2019 photo).
Construction is active along the Roosevelt Boulevard (SR 686) corridor next to St. Pete-Clearwater International (PIE) Airport. [November 2018 photo]
Bridge construction is underway for the section of the Gateway Expressway between Ulmerton Road and 118th Avenue N. (next to the Showtime Speedway). [November 2018 photo]
Looking northwest at the US 19 corridor, just north of 118th Avenue N. / Bryan Dairy Road. Construction related to the Gateway Expressway is active on both sides of US 19. [November 2018 photo]
Gateway Expressway construction at the intersection of Bayside Bridge/49th Street N. and Roosevelt Boulevard/SR 686. [November 2018 photo]
Construction in the median of 118th Avenue N. [November 2018 photo]
Work is underway at the intersection of Roosevelt Boulevard and Bayside Bridge to construction bridges to connect to the new Gateway Expressway. [October 2018 photo.]
Much of the early construction focus of the Gateway Expressway is along the Roosevelt Boulevard corridor by  St. Pete-Clearwater International (PIE) Airport as shown in this October 2018 photo.
Work on the north-south portion of the Gateway Expressway between 118th Avenue N. and Ulmerton Road. [October 2018 photo.]
Gateway Expressway construction work at US 19 and Bryan Dairy Road / 118th Avenue N. [October 2018 photo.]
Design Concept of viaduct along 118th Avenue, showing bridge beam erection
Design Concept of US 19 and Gateway interchange at 118th Avenue
Design Concept near St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport
Design Concept over 43rd Avenue at 118th Avenue
Design Concept at I-275