The South Howard Flood Relief Project involves designing and building a major stormwater conveyance system to improve drainage and reduce flooding along South Howard Avenue and adjacent neighborhoods, including Parkland Estates.
- Design and construction of a major stormwater conveyance system to alleviate frequent and dangerous flooding in Parkland Estates.
- Project will improve drainage along South Howard Avenue and will be a major stormwater conduit to which other projects can connect in the future to reduce flooding in adjacent neighborhoods.
- Includes upgraded water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure.
- Reimagined South Howard Avenue streetscape with wider sidewalks, on-street parking, enhanced landscaping, and expanded tree canopy for safer and more enjoyable walking, shopping, and dining.
- Coordination with Tampa Electric (TECO) to move South Howard Avenue power lines underground within the project limits.
- Improved water quality discharges to the Hillsborough Bay through innovative green infrastructure technologies, contributing to a healthier bay and more resilient community.
- Partnering with the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority for drainage of the expanded South Selmon Expressway.
Flooding Relief/ water quality improvement
Schedule and Costs
- The design-build team will meet with each property and business owner along the route to ensure access is maintained and businesses are kept open.
- Construction will occur in segmented phases to minimize disruption and inconvenience.
- The design-build team will provide advance notice of any inconveniences, so residents, businesses and patrons can plan ahead.