Tampa Palms Blvd (Ebensburg Dr to Bruce B Downs Blvd)

Project Location

Map of project location.

Project falls within City Council District 7

Project Description

This project provides for operational, safety, and multimodal improvements.

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the City of Tampa are working together to design the Tampa Palms Boulevard Complete Streets Project. Corridor-wide maintenance, operational, multi-modal, safety, and traffic calming are included in the scope of the planned improvements.  Operational and safety improvements are scheduled for both the north and south intersections of Compton Dr. & Tampa Palms Blvd.  Roadway improvements for the 4-mile loop incorporate upgrades to bicycle and pedestrian facilities, traffic calming elements, reduced posted speeds, as well as pavement resurfacing.  Details are as follows:

  • ADA improvements to the existing shared-use path and sidewalks
  • Pedestrian safety improvements to crosswalks by installing rapid flashing beacons (RFBs)
  • Repurposing outer lane to a 5-foot bike lane with a 4-foot buffer
  • Designated school queue lane for Tampa Palms Elementary and Lawton Chiles Elementary that will convert to a bike lane during non-school zone hours
  • Proposed roundabouts on Compton Dr. to improve traffic flow and safety

Costs and Schedule

Table 1 - Summary of Project Costs and Schedule
Phase Firm Cost Funding Source Schedule Start Schedule Finish
Prelim Design & Survey FDOT-Ayers & Associates $565,311 University North Multi-Modal Fees/ Local Option Fuel Tax 2020 2021
Final Design FDOT-Ayers & Associates TBD TBD 2021 2022
Construction TBD TBD TBD 2022 2023