|Work Type||Intersection Improvements|
|Limits||15th St, 22nd St, University Collection, 30th St/Bruce B. Downs and 56th St|
|Project Start||July 12, 2021|
|Construction Cost||$2.1 million|
|Estimated Completion||Summer 2022|
|Contractor||Ajax Paving Industries of Florida, LLC|
This design-build improvement project is upgrading multiple intersections along Fowler Avenue at 15th Street, 22nd Street, University Collection, 30th Street/Bruce B. Downs Boulevard and 56th Street in Tampa and Temple Terrace.
- modifying curbs, pedestrian islands, and medians
- installing new pedestrian signals, ramps, and intersection lighting
- adding truck aprons (see posted images)
What are truck aprons and why are they colored red? Truck aprons slow down vehicles before turning onto a roadway and provide a safer environment for pedestrians and bicyclists. They are designed to allow the trailer of commercial vehicles to drive over the apron when making a right turn at an intersection. Truck aprons are colored red to provide enhanced visibility.
Construction is estimated to finish summer of 2022.
SR 582 (Fowler Avenue) at 56th Street (eastbound and westbound)
Lane closures: Sunday, May 22 through Thursday, May 26 from 8:30 p.m. to 6 a.m.