Neighborhood Advocates Initiative
TBX Campaign #7
Traffic is everywhere, and it seems to get worse every year. Community leaders have tried many times to work out plans that could alleviate congestion, provide transit options, and reduce cost to citizens. The Department of Transportation has begun work on a new plan called Tampa Bay Express (TBX).
TBX is a $6 billion overhaul of the Interstate system in Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties. This eight-part project will fix many choke points and add capacity to the “spine” of Tampa Bay.
Construction on the first major piece will begin soon as they connect I-275 to US 19 by building an elevated highway where 118th Ave runs in Pinellas Park. The other seven parts will fix the major choke points, create transit options for buses in Hillsborough, leave open the possibility of rail across the Howard Frankland Bridge, and add express toll lanes throughout the system.
Here are some highlights of the project:
I’m letting people know because these issues have the potential to directly impact the growth and strength of the local economy, as well as our quality of life. In order for our area to remain attractive to residents, visitors and the workforce, we must find a solution to our existing traffic problems. It ultimately affects all homeowners, and I wanted to keep you informed.
You can find out more at tbxYES.com or TampaBayExpress.com.
If you have any questions or any real estate needs, you can email me at AnnalisaWeller1@gmail.com or call me at 727-804-6566.
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