Great news for Tampanians living around Big Bend - Hillsborough County Commissioners approved the widening of Big Bend Road, a project with an estimated cost of $97 million.
"The project includes:
-The widening of Big Bend Road from four lanes to six lanes
-Realignment of Old Big Bend Road through the interchange
-Construction of a new bridge on Old Big Bend Road over Bullfrog CreekA new I-75 southbound exit ramp and I-75 northbound entrance ramp modifications
-New pedestrian facilities will also be constructed along Big Bend Road and Old Big Bend Road
It is critical for the congested Southshore community, which is home to the largest population of veterans who rely on a connection to Tampa to access MacDill Air Force Base."
Source: The Tampa Bay Business Journal