|Work Type||Capacity Improvements|
|Limits||from north of I-4 to north of US 92 (Hillsborough Ave)|
|Project Start||October 25, 2021|
|Construction Cost||$85.3 million *|
|Contractor||Lane Construction Corporation|
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The $85.3 million capacity improvement project is adding one lane in each direction to I-275 from north of I-4 to north of Hillsborough Avenue (US 92) using the existing right-of-way.
Other improvements include constructing noise barrier walls along the corridor, installing fencing and Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) devices, and reconstructing the overpasses between Floribraska Avenue and Hillsborough Avenue.
Construction activities are taking place during the daytime and nighttime hours. Work requiring lane closures will occur at night between 9 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. Occasionally, interstate ramps may close at night between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.
Due to high traffic volumes, some of the work will be done overnight. To construct the project, heavy machinery will be used during daytime and nighttime hours. Concrete and asphalt work may produce noise, vibration, and lighting impacts.
Construction progress as of October 2023:
- 100% of gravity walls constructed
- 84% of Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) walls constructed
- 91% of bridge decks widened
- 44% of noise barrier walls constructed
- 88% of sign structures installed
- 50% of drainage installed
- 24% of sidewalks completed
This project is expected to finish in 2026.
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*Construction cost includes original construction contract amount plus approved contract changes. It does not include inspection oversite.
Need information on the ongoing closure of Floribraska Avenue under I-275?
Please visit the following link or contact the City of Tampa directly at 813-635-3400.
I-275 from north of the I-4 interchange to north of Hillsborough Avenue
Lane closures: Sunday, December 3 through Friday, December 8 nights from 9 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
US 92 (Hillsborough Avenue) from Nebraska Avenue to Florida Avenue
Lane closures: Monday, December 4 through Friday, December 8 nights from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
SR 574 (Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard) from Nebraska Avenue to Florida Avenue
Lane closures: Monday, December 4 through Thursday, December 7 nights from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.