Opening up Tampa's Downtown
Meridian Avenue serves as an entrance and exit to the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway’s Reversible Express Lanes (REL) in downtown Tampa. The toll-free roadway helps connect the east and west side of downtown Tampa. It provides access to Twiggs Street, Kennedy Boulevard, Jackson Street and Channelside Drive, giving residents, visitors and commuters direct access to downtown Tampa, the Channelside District, the Port of Tampa and Amalie Arena. Both sides of Meridian Avenue have wide sidewalks for walking and biking.