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City of Tampa Awarded New Federal Grant to Improve Ashley Drive Interchange 

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WHO: Mayor Jane Castor, Rep. Kathy Castor, City of Tampa Mobility Department Representatives

WHAT: The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the City of Tampa more than five million dollars in federal funding through the Reconnecting Communities Pilot Grant Program, which will help improve the Ashley Drive Interchange and better connect neighborhoods to Downtown Tampa. 

The grant, Uniting Neighborhoods & Infrastructure for Transportation Equity (UNITE), awards the city a total of $5,354,695.00. The project will lower the Ashley Drive Interchange Ramp to street level, removing the viaduct elevating the extended highway exit ramp. The project will then reconnect the North Downtown street grid with a new street-level Ashley Drive, making it safer and easier to walk and bike around downtown Tampa. 

DATE: February 21, 2023

TIME: 12:00 PM

LOCATION: In front of John F. Germany Public Library, located at 900 N Ashley Dr, Tampa, FL 33602