We Continue to Improve Your Commute to Downtown Tampa: The Meridian Improvement Project
Tampa is a city whose urban core is expanding with live, work, and play options. Many people use our Selmon Expressway as a vital connection to their downtown offices or to enjoy time in the city. While THEA is always looking ahead to plan for future growth, our agency also wants to make sure that we are listening to what our drivers need and enhancing our roadways with improvements that matter to you. In an effort to improve the safety of your exit into Downtown Tampa, work will begin this year on the Meridian Improvement Project.
The Meridian Improvement Project at Twiggs Street will provide an additional right turn lane on Westbound Twiggs Street to northbound Nebraska Avenue. This will not only improve safety but will help us to move traffic more quickly to and from the REL (Reversible Express Lanes). Currently, our drivers are experiencing a back-up in this area during the morning and evening rush hour times. This additional lane will improve traffic flow during these key times and make commutes on the Selmon less hectic for downtown drivers.
Even with the pandemic, our projects are moving forward and are an economic driver for the region. The Meridian Improvement Project is currently underway with utility work preparation and is expected to be completed in 2022.