The County is developing a transportation solution for a study area bounded by Bruce B. Downs Boulevard to the north and west, Fletcher Avenue to the south, and the University of South Florida (USF) Claw golf course to the east that takes into account various modes of transportation, safety of the users, and connectivity issues.
The County has identified various challenging issues through an origin-destination and transportation analysis of the study area. Local roads within the study area serves both regional auto traffic passing through, as well as local bicyclists, pedestrians, and transit users. The Bruce B. Downs Boulevard intersections at Bearss and Fletcher avenues experience significant congestion, and drivers use the 42nd/46th Street corridor to avoid this congestion. There are also many bicyclists and pedestrians within this area, as a large USF student population living within the focus area often bike or walk to the university.
Community perspectives and comments are being sought during the study to assist in identifying and prioritizing multimodal mobility opportunities and solutions serving both local circulation and regional travel. The project will identify context-supportive multi-modal solutions that consider both regional auto travel and local bicycle and pedestrian accessibility, with an emphasis on improving safety.
Results of the sub-area study will be included during a planned 46th Street Corridor Project Development and Environment (PD&E) study that will develop a mobility solution for the 46th Street corridor to the north of the USF campus.
Cost and funding
The $126,000 project is being funded by the Ad Valorem Tax Transportation Fund, as part of the Public Works Capital Improvement Program.
- The sub-area study project is scheduled to be completed in February 2018
- Public information open house meeting was at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at The Claw at USF, 13801 N. 46th St. in Tampa, to provide a study overview, present the initial transportation analysis, and to identify community issues and opportunities for the area.
- Community stakeholder's meeting was on June 20, 2017 at USF, Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR)
- Project Manager - John Patrick, Public Works, Infrastructure Growth Planning
- For more information on this project, contact Public Works at (813) 635-5400 or through the At Your Service system