Lithia Pinecrest Rd. and Lumsden Rd. Intersection

Description

The traffic pattern will remain the same on all the major approaches. To improve safety, Durant will be converted to right in / right out traffic only and the traffic separator will be extended on Lithia, south of the Lumsden intersection. In addition a traffic separator will be added to Lumsden Road, east of the intersection. 

The proposed improvements include the following: 

  • For the southbound approach on Lithia Pinecrest Road
    • The addition of a right turn lane, an additional left turn lane and an additional through lane.
    • Add raised medians and concrete traffic separators.
  • For the northbound approach on Lithia Pinecrest Road
    • Add an additional through lane, an additional left turn lane.
    • Remove the existing temporary traffic channelizer and replace it with a concrete traffic separator that runs the full length of the left turn lanes.
    • Bicycle lanes will be installed on both the north and southbound approaches.
  • For the eastbound approach on Lumsden Road
    • Add an additional through lane, an additional right turn lane and extend the length of the existing right turn lane.
    • Extend the length of the existing left turn lane. 
    • Replace the existing medians and traffic separators.
  • For the westbound approach on Lumsden Road
    • Add a right turn lane and extend the length of the existing left turn lane.
    • Add raised medians and concrete traffic separators. 
    • Modify the connection of Durant Road and Lumsden Road to a right-in / right-out only configuration.

In addition the existing traffic signals and poles will be replaced and sidewalks will be added or replaced to improve pedestrian connectivity through the corridor.

What to Expect

  • The work will involve heavy equipment and excavation, and will generate normal construction noise.
  • Access to businesses will be maintained throughout construction.
  • In some areas, night-time traffic lane closures may be necessary. 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 will be necessary to work on private property. All areas affected by the construction will be restored.

Cost & Funding

The total estimated cost of the project is approximately $17 million and funded through the Public Works Capital Improvement Program.

Timeline

  • Roadway design, permitting and right of way acquisition is complete
  • A pre-construction Public Information Meeting was held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at Bloomingdale High School - Cafeteria, 1700 E. Bloomingdale Ave. in Valrico
  • Construction began in June of 2017 and will be completed by July of 2020

Contact

  • Project Manager – Dana D. Mackey, P.E., Public Works Department, (813) 307-1783
  • Engineering Design Firm – Ken Wooten, CH2M HILL, (813) 829-3742
  • Construction Company – Pepper Contracting Services, Inc.
  • After Hours Emergencies - (727) 224-2215

Additional Information