The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District 7 is conducting a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) study for US 92/SR 600/Gandy Boulevard, hereinafter referred to as Gandy Boulevard. The limits of the study are from 4th Street on the west in Pinellas County to Westshore Boulevard in Hillsborough County, a distance of approximately 7 miles. The project limits are shown on the project location map below.
Gandy Boulevard is currently a four-lane divided facility throughout the study limits and is classified by the FDOT as an urban principal arterial. Gandy Boulevard is on the FDOT’s Strategic Intermodal System (SIS) – meaning it is part of Florida’s high priority network of transportation facilities important to the state’s economy and mobility.
The study will evaluate capacity improvements (i.e., roadway widening) and the addition of bicycle and pedestrian facilities within the study limits. Bridge widening or replacement is also anticipated, and a grade separated overpass at Brighton Bay Boulevard may also be evaluated.
The objective of the project is to develop and evaluate “Build” alternatives and provide the environmental and engineering analyses and documentation for the FDOT to reach a decision on the type, conceptual design, and location of the improvements. The “No-Build” or “No Action” alternative remains a viable option throughout the PD&E Study.
The Department is concurrently preparing the design phase plans for Gandy Boulevard from 4th Street to west of Gandy Bridge for this project (WPI Seg. No. 256931-4). The project is preparing documents and engineering services up to 15% line and grade plans for improvements to the facility.