34th St. Safety Improvements (Columbus Dr. to Hillsborough Ave.)

The 2-mile segment of 34th St. from Columbus Dr to Hillsborough Ave is primarily a 2‐lane undivided Collector roadway with a posted speed of 30 mph and an average daily traffic volume of 6,000 to 8,000 vehicles per day. 34th Street provides a secondary north/south access between the port area and northeast Tampa with 40th Street being the primary north/south arterial. In a review of citywide fatal and incapacitating injury crashes from 2009 to 2011, this section of 34th St. was identified as having a clustering of 14 such crashes; therefore, this segment of roadway was analyzed for countermeasures to improve safety and to submit to FDOT as a candidate for Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Off‐System Funds.

The proposed improvements are summarized as follows:

  • Roundabouts at the intersections of 21st Ave, Lake Ave, and Osborne Ave;
  • Flashing beacons and advanced signage at 26th Ave;
  • Road Diet from Columbus Dr. to 21st Ave (with turn lanes);
  • Road Diet from Lake Ave to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd (with Two‐Way Left-Turn Center Lane);
  • Bicycle Facilities (bike lanes and shared lane arrows) throughout the corridor.

Following are additional project documents: