The project consists of extending Citrus Park Drive to connect Countryway Boulevard to Sheldon Road by adding a 2.73 mile section of four-lane, divided urban road. The corridor will have two 11-foot lanes, a 6-foot “buffered” bicycle lane, and sidewalks in both directions. New traffic signals will be installed at the new Fawn Ridge Boulevard intersection and at the entrance of Deer Park Elementary. Included in the project are landscaped medians, drainage improvements, pedestrian safety features, water and wastewater infrastructure, and an upgraded traffic signal system.
Connecting the two existing segments of Citrus Park Drive will accommodate future traffic demands in the northwest area of Hillsborough County, including the neighborhoods within and around Westchase and Citrus Park. This project provides pedestrian and bicycling connectivity to other neighborhoods, as well as the Upper Tampa Bay Trail and Deer Park Elementary School, and will alleviate traffic volumes on Linebaugh Avenue and South Mobley Road.
What to Expect
- Construction activities will involve heavy equipment and excavation, and will generate normal construction noise
- Safe access to homes, schools, and businesses will be maintained throughout construction
- Traffic lane switches will be necessary and temporary road closures may be needed
- For the safety of the workers, pedestrians, and other motorists, please observe all traffic control measures
- Most construction will be in the right of way; however, at times it may be necessary to work on private property with prior approval
- All areas affected by the construction will be restored
- Utility relocations and installations will occur throughout the corridor
- Excavation work can sometimes cause an accidental water pipeline break or similar problem
- Should any water service interruption occur, instructions for a precautionary boil water notice will be issued by Hillsborough County and service will be restored as quickly as possible
Cost & Funding
The total estimated cost of the project is approximately $55 million and it is funded through the Public Works Capital Improvement Program.
- This project was designed and presented to the public in late 2008, but funding was not available for construction at that time
- Construction plans are expected to be completed mid-2017, followed by construction procurement in late 2017
- A pre-construction public information meeting is anticipated to be scheduled for early/mid-2018
- A detailed construction schedule will be available at this meeting
- Construction is expected to start mid-2018
- Work is expected to be completed in late 2020
- Project Manager – Thomas F. Rawls, P.E., Public Works Department, (813) 209-3004