NAIOP Tampa Bay Call to Action - June 11th MPO Hearing
NAIOP Tampa Bay members,
Your help is needed to advance important proposed interstate modification projects in the Tampa Bay region. On Tuesday, June 11th, 6:00pm-8:30pm the Hillsborough MPO will consider funding for several Tampa Bay Next interstate modification components as part of a public hearing for the adoption of its five-year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). Interstate modification opponents will be out in force, asking the MPO to remove Tampa Bay Next interstate modifications from the TIP. If successful, removal of these Tampa Bay Next components from the TIP would effectively reject hundreds of millions of dollars in needed roadway improvements for this region. Please consider attending the June 11th MPO hearing and speaking in favor of keeping all Tampa Bay Next components in the TIP.
Also, FDOT has set a June 6th deadline for comments on I275/I4 interchange improvements. See details below on the four improvement options. NAIOP Tampa Bay supports either Option A or Option B, which would provide for reconstruction of the interchange; Option C and D simply maintains the current interchange as is with added elevated express lanes. Please consider sending an email to FDOT in support of Option A or Option B to Alice.Price@dot.state.fl.us
If you have any questions about these items, or would like further information, please feel free to contact me directly.
Thank you for your help.