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Gov. DeSantis, FDOT announce $1.4B reconstruction of I-275/SR 60 interchange in Tampa

Posted at 4:53 PM, Oct 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-25 19:40:16-04

TAMPA, Fla. — As Tampa continues to deal with a growing population, Governor Ron DeSantis and FDOT are working to improve the city's infrastructure, particularly in the Westshore area.

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On Thursday, Gov. DeSantis and FDOT unveiled a $1.4 billion design project for the reconstruction of the I-275 and S.R. 60 Westshore Area Interchange in Tampa. This project will connect the Howard Frankland Bridge, the Courtney Campbell Causeway, the Veterans Expressway and Tampa International Airport with additional general purpose and express lanes, according to a press release from Gov. DeSantis' office.

“As our population continues to increase, we remain committed to improving our transportation infrastructure through strategic innovation,” said Governor DeSantis in a press release. “By significantly relieving traffic congestion, this reconstruction project will provide motorists a more effective way to travel through the region. Additionally, it will add capacity for future growth and improve connectivity for Tampa’s residents, businesses and visitors.”

The project is also designed to improve the walkability and "traffic circulation" in the Westshore Business District by reconnecting local streets under the interstate, according to the press release.

The project is set to take place between 2023 and 2024. You can click here for more information on the project.