FDOT to host public hearings about replacing part of Howard Frankland Bridge

Drivers on the Howard Frankland Bridge, photo courtesy FDOT

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — If you drive the Howard Frankland Bridge, you’ll soon have a chance to speak your mind about changes proposed to this busy road that connects Tampa Bay’s two most populated counties.

The Florida Department of Transportation is planning on replacing the aging northbound/eastbound portion of the bridge, which FDOT says is nearing the end of its serviceable life.

FDOT will host public hearings in Pinellas and Hillsborough so the public can give input on a study about the proposed replacement of the northbound Howard Frankland Bridge in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties.

The public hearings are being held to allow interested persons an opportunity to provide comments about the location, conceptual design and social, economic and environmental effects of replacing the northbound bridge span of the Howard Frankland Bridge.

Project materials including maps, section boards and project documents will be available for review and FDOT representatives will be available before and after the hearing.

The public hearings will be held at the following locations-

  • Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016: Hilton Carillon Park, 950 Lake Carillon Dr., St. Petersburg, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (formal presentation at 6:30 p.m.)
  • Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016: Tampa Marriott Westshore, 1001 N. Westshore Blvd., Tampa, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (formal presentation at 6:30 p.m.)

You can learn more about the project here. 

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