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Driving Tampa Bay Forward: Top projects wrapping up in 2019 around the Tampa area

Posted: 5:31 PM, Dec 31, 2018
Updated: 2019-01-01 06:19:14Z
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In 2019, you can expect some major road projects to wrap up to hopefully make your commute a lot easier and less stressful. Here's a look at a few of the projects that impact drivers.

SR 60 widening lanes
In Brandon, SR 60 (Adamo Drive) will go from four lanes to six lanes as FDOT works to widen the road. The project started in 2017 and is expected to finish in early 2019.
FDOT is installing new sidewalks to both sides of the roadway.

US 41 construction
FDOT will continue construction along US 41 near the Port of Tampa where they are turning the roads at intersections into concrete because of the high volume of over-sized trucks.
The project between Denver Street and Bull Frog Creek began in October and is expected to be completed in late 2019.

Along with this project FDOT will install new sidewalks to both sides of US 41 (50th Street) between Denver Street and South 30th Avenue.

Pinellas County Trail
A pedestrian bridge over Alt. 19 is expected to reopen in Pinellas County. The pedestrian bridge at Alt 19 and Orange Street at the Palm Harbor/Dunedin city line will be replaced.

The old bridge was shut down last year after county and FDOT workers deemed it to be unsafe. The bridge is rusted and has orange signs telling Pinellas Trail users to go around.

Bridge Deck replacement
In Manatee County, FDOT started construction on the 275 ramp to northbound I-75. The project is replacing the concrete bridge deck on the southbound I-275 ramp.
The southbound I-275 ramp will be shut down for 10 months as FDOT replaced the concrete deck and installs a guardrail. This project will be complete in the summer of 2019.