|Work Type||New Bridge|
|Limits||from 4th St. in Pinellas Co. to south of SR 60 in Hillsborough Co.|
|Project Start||Spring 2020|
|Construction Cost||$865.3 million|
|Estimated Completion||Late 2025|
|Contractor||Archer Western/Traylor Bros. Joint Venture|
This design-build project will build a new southbound/westbound (from Tampa to St. Petersburg) interstate bridge over Old Tampa Bay between Hillsborough and Pinellas counties in West Central Florida.
The new bridge will be built north of the current southbound/westbound (St. Petersburg to Tampa) interstate bridge.
The new bridge will consist of eight lanes;
- Four general use lanes, (Tampa to St. Petersburg)
- Four Express lanes -
- two lanes from the St. Petersburg side toward Tampa
- two lanes from the Tampa side toward St. Petersburg.
- A bicycle/pedestrian pathway separated from the roadway
The existing southbound/westbound (Tampa to St. Petersburg) bridge will be converted to the new northbound/eastbound I-275 (St. Petersburg to Tampa) .
Once the new bridge is built and all traffic is moved to the final alignment, the existing northbound/eastbound (St. Petersburg to Tampa) bridge will be removed.
Construction activities began in the fall of 2020.
I-275 (Howard Frankland Bridge) just west of SR 60/Memorial Highway (Exit 39) southbound only
Lane closures: Sunday, January 17 through Friday, January 22 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
(Lane closures associated with the construction of the new southbound Howard Frankland Bridge)