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Posted November 19, 2021 | 3:52 PM

Work at Gibsonton Drive and Fern Hill Drive Will Improve Intersection's Safety, Capacity

Hillsborough County, Fla. (Nov. 22, 2021) - A Riverview intersection improvement project at Gibsonton Drive and Fern Hill Drive will replace the temporary traffic light at the intersection with a permanent traffic signal and other infrastructure improvements to add capacity and improve safety.

The project will provide infrastructure enhancements including improved and additional turn lanes on the south leg of the intersection. Three left turn lanes, one through lane, and one right turn lane will be added. Sidewalk gaps along Fern Hill Drive will be completed to provide sidewalk connectivity, and crosswalks will be added at the intersection to enhance pedestrian safety and access in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Construction on the $5.5 million project is expected to begin in late 2022 and be complete in mid-2023.

Public Engagement Opportunity

The County will conduct a virtual engagement using The Hillsborough Engagement Hub to collect feedback from the public. Public comment for this project is open between Monday, Nov. 22 and Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021. Visit HCFLGov.net/HCEngage to participate.

Questions in English or Spanish about the virtual public engagement for this project may be directed to the Customer Service Center at (813) 635-5400.

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