Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Transportation

Public hearings this week for proposed Howard Frankland Bridge replacement

ST. PETERSBURG — The state Department of Transportation will hold the first of two public hearings Tuesday night on the proposed replacement of the Howard Frankland Bridge.

At issue is the replacement of the four-lane northbound span of Interstate 275 over Tampa Bay. Maps and other project documents will be available for viewing, and planners are seeking public input on the project. Discussions will also include evaluating future mass transit options within the bridge corridor.

A formal presentation starts at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, 3201 Scherer Drive in St. Petersburg. An open house runs from 5 to 7 p.m.

A second public hearing takes place Thursday in Tampa, with the open house also from 5 to 7 p.m. and the formal presentation at 6 p.m. The location is the Tampa Marriott Westshore, 1000 N West Shore Blvd.

Editor's note. This item has been changed to reflect the following correction: A Tampa public hearing on the replacement for the Howard Frankland Bridge takes place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Tampa Marriott Westshore. A brief Tuesday gave an incorrect date.

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