Hillsborough Will Improve 285 Lane Miles of County Roads with American Rescue Plan Funds
Hillsborough County, Fla. (Nov. 17, 2021) - Hillsborough County is using American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to resurface eight major roadway corridors as well as 89 neighborhood roads, and to repair 32 roadways throughout the county. The resurfacing and repair work will improve about 285 lane miles of Hillsborough County roadway and increase safety and mobility across the county.
The Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners approved a roadway resurfacing project list during Wednesday's Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) Regular Meeting that includes projects from Keystone to Wimauma and from Town 'N Country to Thonotosassa.
The eight major roadway corridors slated for resurfacing with ARPA funds include:
- North Wilder Road from U.S. Highway 92 to Knights Griffin Road in East Hillsborough
- Riverview Drive from South U.S. Highway 41 to Alafia Drive in Gibsonton
- North Howard Avenue from West Kennedy Boulevard to West Saint Louis Street in Tampa
- North Westshore Boulevard from West Kennedy Boulevard to West Spruce Street/West Boy Scout Boulevard in Tampa
- Oakfield Drive from South Lakewood Drive to South Parsons Avenue in Brandon
- North Habana Avenue from West Hillsborough Avenue to West Waters Avenue in Carrollwood
- Regents Park Drive and Pebble Creek Drive in New Tampa
- Tobacco Road from Hutchinson Road to Van Dyke Road in Keystone
There are 121 more resurfacing and road repair projects included in the ARP funding. The full list of projects can be found in the agenda item from this week's BOCC meeting.
The projects make use of $35 million in funding from the ARPA funds. During the meeting, the BOCC added an another $5 million to the funding for additional projects. County staff is in the process of procuring contractors through a competitive bidding process to perform this work; actual costs for the projects will be determined after the selected contractors provide pricing.