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New, high-intensity crosswalks slated for Busch Boulevard and Hillsborough Avenue

Construction is anticipated to begin in 2020
Posted at 5:41 AM, Sep 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-16 05:41:32-04

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — Hillsborough County is looking to move forward with three updated and new crosswalks along Busch Boulevard and Hillsborough Avenue.

One of these projects will add new high intensity, pedestrian-activated signalized crosswalks on Busch Boulevard at the intersections of 12th St, Pawnee Avenue and Overlook Drive.

The project is currently being designed and construction is anticipated to begin in 2020.

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A second project on Hillsborough Avenue involves removing the existing top layer of asphalt and replacing it with a high-friction surface treatment on the eastbound lanes of Hillsborough Avenue to correct rutting.

Crosswalks will also be added to the intersections of Lagoon St. and Sheldon Road.

The project is currently in the design phase with construction anticipated to begin in 2020.

The Hillsborough MPO is set to approve these amendments to the Transportation Improvement Plan on Monday.