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Manhattan Ave Improvements (Richardson Ave to Interbay Blvd)

Project Location

Map of project location.

Project falls within City Council District 4

Project Description

City Project No: 1000980

This project provides for the design of roadway construction plans for an existing unimproved right of way to provide an alternative north-south traffic circulation route for the Port Tampa Area. Also includes the extension of Richardson Avenue.

The 0.5 mile segment of Manhattan Ave from north of Richardson Ave to Interbay Blvd is a 2-lane local, residential roadway with a posted speed of 20 mph and is adjacent to MacDill Air Force Base.  Manhattan Ave is a north/south roadway running parallel to West Shore Blvd and provides an alternate north-south traffic circulation route for the Port Tampa area.  The project would tie into the existing extension of Richardson Ave.  This project includes:

  • reconstruction of the existing roadway
  • the addition of a 6 ft. concrete sidewalk along the east side of the roadway
  • the addition of a southbound left-turn lane and an eastbound left-turn at the intersection of Interbay Blvd and Manhattan Ave

The project was awarded a 2020 Defense Infrastructure Grant (DIG) in the amount of $340,000.

Public Meeting

The City of Tampa Mobility Department held a Virtual Public Meeting on May 10, 2022, for programmed improvements along Manhattan Ave and Interbay Blvd.  A repeat of the meeting was held on May 11th, 2022.  The virtual meeting presentation can be accessed below.

Contact Information

Project Manager: Robert Hatton, P.E.

If you have questions about this meeting or project, please use the email link below:

Costs and Schedule

Table 1 - Summary of Project Costs and Schedule
Phase Firm Cost Funding Source Schedule Start Schedule Finish
Preliminary Engineering Wade Trim $29,740 City Aug-16 Dec-17
Final Design Bala Engineering $150,000 City FY-20 FY-21
Construction TBD $986,932 City / DIG FY-22 FY-23

Updated: 06/09/2022