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The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District Seven has initiated a Project Development & Environment (PD&E) Study for I-4 in Hillsborough County and Polk County. The study will evaluate I-4 from east of 50th Street to the Polk Parkway (SR 570).

I-4 is a major east-west interstate that provides an important connection to the regional and statewide transportation network (such as I-275, I-75, and the Polk Parkway) linking the Tampa Bay region to the remainder of the state and nation. I-4 is a Strategic Intermodal System (SIS) highway. The SIS is the state’s network of high priority facilities. The 22.1 miles of express toll lanes on I-4 from east of 50th Street to the Polk Parkway in Hillsborough County and Polk County, are critical in order to maintain and improve access to major transportation facilities, as well as enhance mobility within the Tampa Bay area. The FDOT has designated I-4 eastbound from Tampa as one of seven one-way evacuation routes in Florida. The need for interstate system improvements within Tampa Bay has been extensively documented in numerous studies, such as the Tampa Interstate Study (TIS), several PD&E studies, and the TBX Master Plan.

This study includes the Recommended Build Alternative of express toll lanes but also a do nothing, or No-Build Alternative. As part of the Recommended Build Alternative, the express toll lanes on I-4:

  • Reduces congestion on the existing lanes.
  • Provides a choice to the user to take a tolled option or stay in the existing lanes.
  • Provides reliable travel times.
  • Are consistent with local and regional transportation plans.
What’s New?

A Public Hearing was held on October 19, 2015.

 

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Join the Conversation!

We want your comments and suggestions. Now is the time to get involved! You may send us your comments via the Comments page on this web site so that they can be considered as part of this study.

 

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Contact Information

For more information or to comment, please contact:

 

Kirk Bogen, P.E.
Environmental Management Engineer
Florida Department of Transportation, District Seven
Planning & Environmental Management Office (PLEMO)
(813) 975-6448
(800) 226-7220 x6448
kirk.bogen@dot.state.fl.us


For media inquiries, please contact:

 

Kris Carson, Public Information Office
(813) 975-6202
(800) 226-7220
kristen.carson@dot.state.fl.us


Comuniquese Con Nosotros
Nos importa mucho la opinión del público sobre el proyecto. Si usted tiene preguntas o comentarios, o si simplemente desea más información, por favor comuníquese con nosotros. Nuestro representante, Señora Elba Lopez, 813-975-6403, Departamento de Transportación de Florida, 11201 N. McKinley Dr., Tampa, FL 33612, elba.lopez@dot.state.fl.us