The 2-mile segment of W. El Prado Blvd. from S. West Shore Blvd. to S. Macdill Ave. is a four-lane divided local collector road with a posted speed of 30 MPH and a 10 foot landscaped median. Its current Average Annual Daily Traffic (AADT) ranges from 4,200 to 8,900 vehicles per day. The quarter- mile segment of W. El Prado Blvd. from S. MacDill Ave. to Bayshore Blvd is a two-lane undivided local collector road with a posted speed of 30 MPH and an AADT of 1,650 vehicles per day.
This complete streets project consists of repurposing one vehicular travel lane in each direction into a 6-foot wide bike lane with a 3-foot buffer. One 11-foot wide vehicular travel lane will remain in each direction. This project was identified and prioritized in the Walk-Bike Plan Phase II – Final Report (2012) prepared by the Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization and the City of Tampa.
This project is currently in the planning phase. The City will present conceptual designs to the public at a future date. There is a future programmed project to install continuous sidewalk along the north side of W. El Prado Blvd. financed with federal Transportation Alternatives (TA) funds that is currently being evaluated by the Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization.