The project study limits extended from S.R. 60, south to the bridge over McKay Bay, then east to U.S. 301. The total length along 22nd Street Causeway/Causeway Boulevard was approximately 6.8 miles. The study also included approximately 1 mile along U.S. 41 and 1.3 miles along 20th Street. The project is located in Hillsborough County, Florida, with the westernmost 3.2 miles of the study within Tampa city limits.
22nd Street Causeway/Causeway Boulevard is the primary roadway providing access to the Tampa Port Authority’s Hookers Point facilities. Between the Crosstown Expressway and Maritime Boulevard, the roadway also serves as a local collector street for the Palmetto Beach area. In the same manner, the project corridor serves the Clair Mel residential area east of the bridge over McKay Bay.
The project has been divided into two sections for analysis, based upon physical features, density and type of development, and existing roadway characteristics. The North Section lies between S.R. 60 and the bridges over McKay Bay. The East Section extends from the McKay Bay crossing to U.S. 301.
Study Purpose and Need
The purpose of this report is to identify the deficiencies in the existing 22nd Street Causeway/Causeway Boulevard facility, and then develop feasible alternatives that will meet future transportation needs while considering social, economic, and environmental impacts. The report documents each alternative considered, identifying the most viable and documenting the rejection of others. A description of the recommended alternative is also included.
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is conducting a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study for the improvement of the 22nd Street Causeway/Causeway Boulevard (S.R. 676) corridor between S.R. 60 (Adamo Drive) and U.S. 301 in Tampa and Hillsborough County, Florida. The study area includes sections of 20th Street. An interchange is proposed to carry U.S. 41 traffic over Causeway Boulevard. The purpose of the study is to determine the improvements that are necessary to accommodate existing and future traffic in a safe and efficient manner, in accordance with local transportation plans.