C.R. 296 Connector - Phase 1
Financial Project ID: 256894-1-52-01

Project Scope

New 4-lane divided highway from Interstate 275 at Roosevelt Boulevard to 31st Court North.

Project Description

New 4-lane divided highway from Interstate 275 at Roosevelt Boulevard (SR 686) westward and parallel to 118th Avenue North, to a temporary terminus at 31st Court North. It will provide connection to both northbound and southbound I-275. Other phases (segments) will continue the alignment westward and parallel to 118th Avenue near 43rd Avenue, then northward to link up with Roosevelt Boulevard at Ulmerton Road (SR 688) near the St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport.

Proposed Limits:

I-275 westward to 31st Court North.

Other Project Statistics:

  • Typical Section: 4-lane divided highway
  • Partial Interchanges with I-275 and 31st Court North.
  • Project Length: 1.0 miles

Project Schedule:

Construction is nearing completion.

 

 

C.R. 296 Connector - Phase 2
Financial Project ID: 256994-1-32-01

Project Scope

New 4-lane divided highway from 31st Court North westward to near 43rd Street.

Project Description

New 4-lane divided highway parallel to 118th Avenue North from 31st Court North westward to near 43rd Street. Other phases (segments) will continue the alignment northward to link up with Roosevelt Boulevard (SR 686) at Ulmerton Road (SR 688) near the St. Petersburg-Clearwater Airport, and provide a new westbound CR 296 Ramp from I-275 Northbound at Roosevelt Boulevard.

Proposed Limits:

31st Court North westward to near 43rd Street.

Other Project Statistics:

  • Typical Section: 4-lane divided highway
  • Partial Interchanges with 118th Avenue between 34th Street and 43rd Street
  • Project Length: 0.9 miles

Project Schedule:

Began Design: Summer 2001
Begin Right of Way Acquisition: Fiscal Year 2002/03
Begin Construction: Fiscal Year 2006/07

 

 

C.R. 296 Connector - Phase 3
Financial Project ID: 256998-1-32-01

Project Scope

Complete interchange between new CR 296 corridor, I-275 and Roosevelt Boulevard.

Project Description

Complete interchange between new CR 296 corridor, Interstate 275 and Roosevelt Boulevard (SR 686). Other phases (segments) will continue the new roadway north of 118th Avenue near 43rd Avenue to link up with Roosevelt Boulevard at Ulmerton Road (SR 688) near the St. Petersburg Clearwater Airport.

Project Schedule:

Began Design: Summer 2001
Begin Right of Way Acquisition: Fiscal Year 2004/05
Begin Construction: Not Scheduled

 

C.R. 296 Connector - Phase 4
Financial Project ID: 256995-1-32-01

Project Scope

New Roadway extending Roosevelt Boulevard south of Ulmerton Road to 118th Avenue North.

Project Description

Extension of Roosevelt Boulevard (SR686) south of Ulmerton Road (SR 688) near the St. Petersburg-Clearwater Airport, southward to 118th Avenue North. This phase also includes the associated widening of Ulmerton Road from 49th Street to 38th Street. Other phases (segments) will widen existing Roosevelt Boulevard between 49th Street and Ulmerton Road, and add a southbound "flyover" exit ramp from the Bayside Bridge to Roosevelt Boulevard.

Proposed Limits:

Roosevelt Boulevard at Ulmerton Road to 118th Avenue North.

Other Project Statistics:

  • Extension Typical Section: 4-lane divided highway
  • Two-lane, two-way frontage road on east side
  • Interchanges with Ulmerton Road and 118th Avenue North/43rd Street
  • Ulmerton Road portion will be widened to a 6-lane divided highway plus a continuous right turn lane along portions of both sides.
  • Project Length (along extension) 1.3 miles

Project Schedule:

Began Design: Fall 2001
Begin Right of Way Acquisition: Not Scheduled
Begin Construction: Not Scheduled

 

C.R. 296 Connector - Phase 5
Financial Project ID: 256997-1-32-01

Project Scope

Widen existing Roosevelt Boulevard from 49th Street/Bayside Bridge to Ulmerton Road.

Project Description

Widen existing Roosevelt Boulevard (SR 686) between 49th Street/Bayside Bridge and Ulmerton Road (SR 688) to a 6-lane divided highway with a three-lane one-way frontage road on each side, subject to coordination with the upcoming St. Petersburg-Clearwater Airport Master Plan Update by the Airport Authority. A future phase will add a southbound "fly-over" exit ramp from the Bayside Bridge to Roosevelt Boulevard.

Proposed Limits:

49th Street/Bayside Bridge southward to Ulmerton Road.

Other Project Statistics:

  • Typical Section: 6-lane divided highway (PD&E Concept)
  • Three-lane, one-way frontage road on both sides (PD&E Concept)
  • Project Length: 1.0 miles

Project Schedule:

Began Design: Not Scheduled
Begin Right of Way Acquisition: Not Scheduled
Begin Construction: Not Scheduled

 

C.R. 296 Connector - Phase 6
Financial Project ID: 256996-1-32-01

Project Scope

Add a southbound "flyover" exit ramp from the Bayside Bridge to Roosevelt Boulevard.

Project Schedule:

Began Design: Fiscal Year 2003/04
Begin Right of Way Acquisition: Not Scheduled
Begin Construction: Not Scheduled

Contacts:

Tim Drawhorn, P.E.
FDOT Interstate Program Manager
Florida Department of Transportation
11201 North McKinley Drive, M.S. 7-600
Tampa, Florida 33612-6456
(813) 975-6163
timothy.drawhorn@dot.state.fl.us

Marian Scorza
Public Information Officer
11201 North McKinley Drive, M.S. 7-100
Tampa, Florida 33612-6403
1(800) 226-7220 or (813) 975-6038
marian.scorza@dot.state.fl.us