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May 2016 - PLANT AVE. / HYDE PARK AVE. SAFETY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
The 0.3‐mile segment of the Plant Ave and Hyde Park Ave one‐way pair from Platt St. to Kennedy Blvd. is a two‐lane (one way) section with on‐street parking with posted 30/35 speed limits to serve neighboring commercial uses. Plant Ave. is a historic brick road from Platt St. to Brorein St. In a review of city‐wide fatal and injury crashes from 2009 to 2011, this segment had ten crashes and was analyzed for countermeasures to improve safety.
Provide two lanes in each direction with on‐street parallel parking and the addition of bike lanes and pedestrian ramp bulb outs at the intersecting streets to shorten the crossing length and improve the sight distance for pedestrians. The City of Tampa will also fund additional resurfacing work required within the project limits as well as the resurfacing of the segment of Hyde Park Ave. from De Leon St. to Platt St. Project is expected to begin in Fall 2016 with completion in Spring 2017. Click here for more information.
May 2016 - CSX TRACKS QUIET ZONE IN DOWNTOWN TAMPA
In January 2015 the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) awarded the City of Tampa $1.35 million from the Quiet Zone Grant Program for implementation of a Downtown Train Horn Quiet Zone along the CSX tracks. In order to silence the train horn, the City of Tampa plans to upgrade nine public highway‐rail crossings through downtown Tampa along Polk Street from Doyle Carlton Drive to North Jefferson Street. These upgrades will include additional gating, street medians, and signage in order to meet the quiet zone requirements established by the Federal Railroad Administration. The project construction is expected to begin in Fall 2016 and completed by December 2017. Click here for more information.