Nebraska Avenue PD&E Study
The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) is conducting a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study to evaluate the needs, costs, and effects of constructing transportation network improvements to increase mobility and vehicular capacity within the immediate roadway network surrounding the Selmon Expressway Reversible Express Lanes (REL) terminus at Meridian Avenue. Potential improvements may be recommended for North Nebraska Avenue (US 41/SR 45) from south of East Twiggs Street to East Cass Street as well as other intersections or arterials. Depending on the needs, this study is expected to identify short-term operational improvements and implementation of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSM&O) strategies and use of other transportation technology to improve traffic flow coming off the REL and distributing it into downtown Tampa.
The Meridian Ultimate Nebraska Avenue Improvements PD&E Study began in the third quarter of 2020 and is anticipated to be completed in early 2023.