A construction contract is now in place for Florida Department of Transportation’s first ever protected cycle track on a state roadway, meaning work can begin in the fall.
Considered an “urban shared-use path”, the track will run along the north side of Jackson Street (State Road 60) from Ashley Drive to Nebraska Avenue in Downtown Tampa. It will be 10-feet wide and will physically separate bikes from motor vehicle traffic with a raised island.
In addition to installing the new bike path, other upgrades will include new pedestrian ramps, re-striped crosswalks, expanded sidewalk space at intersections, and the addition of rapid flashing beacons at select locations.
Work is expected to be completed within a year.