Work Begins On Making Tampa's Bayshore Blvd. Safer For Everyone

Tampa, Fla. (970 WFLA)-Steps are underway to make Bayshore Boulevard  safer for pedestrians.  

Crews have started work on new crosswalks, signs and a beacon that will flash when someone wants to cross the street. 

The proposed improvements include:

• Replacing faded striping between Rome Avenue and Platt Street, with new striping including black contrast in the skip lines and pavement message markings;

• Adding a 2-ft buffer to the existing bicycle lanes;

• Reduce width of travel lanes to 10 feet;

• Providing green pavement markings at the right-turn lane conflict point at De Soto Avenue;

• Installing Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon  crosswalks at several crosswalk locations, including: (1) S. Dakota Ave., (2) S. Delaware Avenue, and (3) Midway between S. Brevard Avenue and W. Swann Avenue.

Graphics credit: City Of Tampa

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