Bridge & Shoulder Widening from Floribraska Avenue to Yukon Street
Financial Project Numbers: 258660-2-52-01 and 258642-3-52-01
Project Limits: Floribraska Avenue to Yukon Street
Project Length 4.2 miles
Estimated Construction Cost: $30 million
Contractor: Prince Contracting, LLC.
Start Date: June 11, 2012
Estimated Completion Date: Fall 2014
About this Project
The Florida Department of Transportation's (FDOT) contractor is widening the bridges/shoulders of Interstate 275 from south of Floribraska Avenue to north of Yukon Street.
This project will widen shoulder areas to create a more consistent shoulder width (inside shoulders will typically be about 21-feet wide; outside shoulders will be 10-feet wide) for northbound and southbound I-275 to allow vehicles to pull all the way out of travel lanes for breakdowns and accidents. The major work will be the median (inside) shoulders. To accomplish this, partial demolition and widening with occur on 13 pairs of bridges (for a total of 26 bridges). These bridges will be widened to connect in the center and four of the bridges will also be widened to the outside. There will also be widening on the roadway (non-bridge) shoulder portions of the highway.
The existing grass and guardrail in the median will be replaced by a concrete barrier wall to tie into and match up with median conditions on the north and south ends outside the project limits. There will also be some drainage, sign and signal work included in the project. Three overhead dynamic message signs part of the Intelligent Transportation System network will be replaced by improved signs with color displays.
The construction phasing is designed so that all existing lanes of traffic and interchange ramps will be open during peak traffic hours.
In order to maintain the construction schedule, and to minimize the impact to the traveling public, construction work and lane closures are planned for nighttime hours.
Lane Closure Hours
* Southbound I-275: 9:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.
* Northbound I-275: 10:30 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
* Hillsborough Avenue: 11:30 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
* Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.: 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
* Other side streets: 9:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.
Public & Media Contact
John McShaffrey, APR
Interstate Construction Office
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Night lane closures on I-275 between Floribraska and Busch
Night lane closures on Hillsborough Avenue at I-275
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