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FDOT considers several fixes to Malfunction Junction, one includes creating 24 lanes of traffic

Posted: 6:09 PM, May 29, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-30 11:27:52Z
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TAMPA, Fla. — The Florida Department of Transportation released new videos showing the possible fixes to Tampa's downtown interchange. One of the options includes making 24 lanes of traffic.

The videos posted to YouTube channel shows four options: Option A, Option B, Option C, Option D.

Design option a shows the two dozen lanes of traffic that include express lanes and general lanes for traffic at the I-4/275 interchange.

The project, titled Tampa Bay Next , has an entire website dedicated to talking about the future of what most people know as Malfunction Junction.

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A spokesperson for FDOT said the information is not new, but the video animations were just unveiled.

The videos show moving animation with different GPS coordinates of the major roads that would be impacted.

Different neighborhood associations are already speaking out against the renderings because of the potential impacts through the urban corridors of Tampa.

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Written or emailed comments must be postmarked or emailed by June 6, 2019 to be included in the official meeting record.

Written comments can be mailed to:

Kirk Bogen, P.E., Environmental Management Engineer, Florida Department of Transportation, District 7, 11201 N. McKinley Drive MS 7-500, Tampa, FL, 33612, or emailed to Alice Price, AICP, PD&E Project Manager at: Alice.Price@dot.state.fl.us

Plan Hillsborough will also hold public comment on these ideas at their June 11 meeting.

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