Work Begins on Kennedy Boulevard, Jackson Street And Nebraska Avenue Improvements in Downtown Tampa

The Florida Department of Transportation will begin repaving approximately 1.2 miles of SR 60 (Kennedy Boulevard/Jackson Street) and US Business 41 (Nebraska Avenue) in Downtown Tampa this week.

The project’s improvements include adding a new traffic signal with pedestrian crossing at Jackson St. and Governor St, changing the number of travel lanes and on-street parking spaces at select locations, improving access to transit stops along Jackson Street, upgrading sidewalks and curb ramps, and adding a new two-way separated bike path (cycle track) along Jackson St.

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.

For more information or to sign up to receive project alerts, click here. The $5.7 million project is expected to finish in the summer of 2018.