Public Hearing

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) held a public hearing regarding the proposed replacement of the northbound Howard Frankland Bridge (I-275/SR 93) in Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties. This span of the bridge opened to traffic in 1959 and is nearing the end of its serviceable life. The proposed improvements involve the replacement of the existing northbound I-275 Howard Frankland Bridge over Old Tampa Bay and evaluating options for accommodating a future premium transit envelope within the bridge corridor. A simultaneous Regional Transit Corridor Evaluation is underway to evaluate premium transit alternatives within the bridge corridor to link the Gateway area in Pinellas County to the Westshore area in Hillsborough County. The purpose of the public hearing was to present information and receive public input regarding the bridge replacement; however, information regarding both studies were available for review.

Project materials including maps and project reports were available for review and FDOT representatives were present to answer questions prior to and following the formal portion at each session. Interested parties may submit written comments at a later date to: Kirk Bogen, PE, Environmental Management Engineer, FDOT District Seven, 11201 N. McKinley Drive, MS 7-500, Tampa, FL 33612-6456. Written comments will be accepted throughout the PD&E study, but to be included in the public hearing record, comments should be postmarked no later than November 27, 2017.

Project documents will be available for review October 24 – November 27, 2017 at the following locations:

Pinellas Park Library   West Tampa Library   FDOT District Seven
7770 52nd Street
Pinellas Park, FL 33781
  2312 W. Union Street
Tampa, FL 33607
  11201 N. McKinley Drive
Tampa, FL 33612
(727) 541-0718   (813) 273-3652   (813) 975-6000
9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday:

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation service (free of charge) should contact Christopher Speese, Public Involvement Coordinator, at (813) 975-6405 or (800) 226-7220 at least seven (7) working days in advance of the hearing session.

For more information, please contact Kirk Bogen, PE, Environmental Management Engineer, at (813) 975-6398 or by email at

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The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) pursuant to 23 U.S. C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 14, 2016 and executed by the Federal Highway Administration and FDOT.
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