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Project Details
Work Type New Bridge
Phase Construction
Limits from 4th St. in Pinellas Co. to south of SR 60 in Hillsborough Co.
Project Start Spring 2020
Length 5.8 miles
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.

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Contact Information
Construction Manager
Tom Lay
Media Contact
Kris Carson
Lane Closures
  • 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)

Project Images
Artist rendition
Artist rendition with traffic
Artist rendition of overlook
Artist rendition of overlook w ITS
Artist rendition of pedestrian feature