Speed limit on Bayshore Boulevard could drop to 35mph as part of safety project

Posted at 6:58 PM, Feb 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-24 03:58:55-05

Tampa transportation officials held a public meeting Thursday night to update homeowners about proposed road enhancements along Bayshore Boulevard.

The proposed improvements would be additional safety measures for pedestrians and bikers on Bayshore.

  • Removal of faded striping between Rome Avenue and Platt Street, and install new striping with black contrast in the skip lines, bike message/message stripping
  • Reduce width of travel lanes from current widths to 10 foot
  • Adding a 2-foot buffer to the existing bicycle lanes
  • Installing Rapid Reflective Flashing Beacon crosswalks at three locations:
    (1) S Dakota Avenue
    (2) S. Delaware Avenue
    (3) midway between S. Brevard Avenue and W. Swann Avenue
  • Reducing the posted speed limit from 40 mph to 35 mph

Construction on the Bayshore enhancement project is expected to begin later this year.