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The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) conducted a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study to evaluate alternative improvements to US 41 (SR 45). This project involves a 6.2 mile segment of US 41 from 12th Street extending north to Kracker Avenue in Hillsborough County. The highway is to be improved from an existing, four-lane rural facility to an urban and suburban six-lane divided facility. There are no bridge structures located within this segment of US 41; however, bridge culvert widening or replacement is anticipated over Wildcat Creek and Newmans Branch. The proposed improvements will include construction of stormwater management facilities and various intersection improvements, in addition to bicycle and pedestrian facilities.

Study Purpose and Need

The purpose of the proposed project is to provide a higher capacity and safer facility to better meet future transportation demand in this rapidly developing area of Hillsborough County. US 41 runs parallel to and west of I-75. US 41 is a major north-south urban principal arterial that connects numerous communities along the west coast of Florida, including Ruskin, Apollo Beach and Gibsonton. This anticipated traffic growth and existing high levels of congestion create a need to analyze the corridor for necessary improvements to ensure this facility does not continue to deteriorate resulting in unacceptable levels of service. The PD&E Study will also include the consideration of a No-Build Alternative.

Proposed Improvements

The highway is to be improved from an existing, four-lane rural facility to an urban and suburban six-lane divided facility. There are no bridge structures located within this segment of US 41; however, bridge culvert widening or replacement is anticipated over Wildcat Creek and Newmans Branch. The proposed improvements will include construction of stormwater management facilities and various intersection improvements, in addition to bicycle and pedestrian facilities.

Contact Information
For more information or to comment, please contact:

Environmental Management Office
Florida Department of Transportation, District Seven
11201 N. Malcolm McKinley Drive
M.S. 7-500
Tampa, FL 33612-6456

Phone: (813) 975-6000
Toll Free: (800) 226-7220

Para preguntas en Español
Valoramos la opinión del público sobre este proyecto. Si usted tiene preguntas o comentarios o si simplemente desea mas información en Español, favor ponerse en contacto con el ingeniero a cargo de este proyecto, la señora Elba Lopez al teléfono (813) 975-6403.