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HANMER SPRINGS, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 14: Large cracks are seen on Highway 7 following a 7.5 magnitude earthquake on November 14, 2016 near Hanmer Springs, New Zealand. The 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck 20km south-east of Hanmer Springs at 12.02am and triggered tsunami warnings for many coastal areas. (Photo by Matias Delacroix/Getty Images)

We will be seeing lots more construction to our highway very soon…

According to the Florida Department of Transportation, the proposed changes will add one general use lane in each direction, improve operations at Hillsborough Avenue and Bearss Avenue, improve connectivity to 13 underpasses, accommodate potential transit opportunities and include sound walls where feasible.

A lot of mixed opinions have been thrown around, but because the proposal has been approved, I hope it helps with the congestion. Tampa is not the worst city with traffic but I am curious to see how this expansion will help. I could use an easier commute to work… Sadly, the construction will add to the traffic until it’s done…

According to FDOT, I-275 carries approximately 170,000 vehicles per day. For perspective, that would be Hillsborough Avenue, Dale Mabry Highway and Brandon Boulevard combined.

More info HERE