Major Changes Coming To I-75 In Hillsborough County
There are some major changes coming to I-75 in Hillsborough County. The Florida Department of Transportation announced that they plan to add a lane to both the southbound and the northbound directions of I-75. This will be between the Tampa Bypass Canal and Fowler Avenue. So, here is what is going to be done, the bridges over the canal and Harney Road will be widened. Additionally, the bridge structures that go over 301 will be replaced. I know what you’re thinking, this will take years to complete and it’s just gonna be a headache while they’re doing construction. Well, it might be a headache while they’re doing construction, but when the project is done it will be much nicer. FDOT says construction is anticipated to begin in 2024. Finally, there will be detours, but we won’t know what they will be until the project gets under construction.
Other Road Construction Projects Going On
Malfunction Junction in Tampa will get a new flyover bridge from I-275 southbound to I-4 eastbound will be coming. The bad news is that crews will be working on this new flyover bridge through 2027. Work will begin on the bridge beginning in 2024. So, be prepared for extra construction starting soon. In addition to the flyover ramp, the FDOT will also be widening lanes on I-275 both northbound and southbound. Those new lanes will go all the way north to Hanna Avenue.
FDOT officials said by the end of 2025, the new Howard Frankland Bridge will be complete and we can start driving over it. The new bridge will consist of eight lanes; four general use lanes, (Tampa to St. Petersburg) and four Express lanes.
Two lanes from the St. Petersburg side toward Tampa, two lanes from the Tampa side toward St. Petersburg. In addition, a bicycle/pedestrian pathway separated from the roadway will is also included.