Florida Construction News staff writer
Lane Construction has won a $223 million highway construction project to improve the safety and operations of the I-275/I-4 Downtown Interchange in Tampa. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2023.
The design-build project will improve operational efficiency of this major interchange, which serves nearly 200,000 drivers each day, enhancing safety with higher volume ramps, improved roadway geometry, dedicated local exit ramps and updated signage.
The Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) design plan also includes noise barrier walls, tree and vegetation preservation, replacement of greenspaces, walking trails and aesthetic treatments.
The project also will feature new technology at crosswalk locations to improve pedestrian safety.
Last year, Lane won an $85 million contract for an adjacent project along the I-275 Corridor from the I-4/I-275 Interchange to north of Hillsborough Avenue. Currently under construction, this project will improve safety, provide sound barriers and integrate opportunities for transit.
Both projects are key to the surrounding innovation district known for its growing healthcare and economic center.