I-4 Infrastructure Assessment

Section 2: Transportation The transportation section explores the existing roadway conditions, traffic volumes, and roadway congestion in the study boundary. This section also summarizes programmed, planned and potential roadway projects from existing plans. Existing transit and safety projects are also identified. The section also includes a summary of traffic crash information and safety hotspots, based upon a review of the past five years of crash data. Existing Roadways As indicated in Table 3 , there are 420 miles of roadways within the study boundary. Approximately 15% of roads are principal arterials or arterial roadways including regional connectors I-4, I-75, US 301, US 92/SR 600, and SR 574/ E Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. These roadways provide connectivity from the study boundary to regional destinations such as South Hillsborough County, Brandon, Lakeland, Downtown Tampa, Pinellas County, and Sarasota County. The principal arterials (State roadways), arterials (State and County roadways), and some collector roadways in the study boundary are also designated truck routes. A map of truck routes can be found in the Appendix. The other roadways in the study boundary local roads, connecting the neighborhoods and commercial destinations to the core roadway network. The roadway functional classifications are shown in Figure 7 . According to the Context Classification map shown in Figure 8 , the study boundary contains primarily Natural/Rural (C1/C2) and Suburban (C3R) roadways. C1/C2 roadways are characterized as natural, agricultural, woodlands, and wetlands whereas C3R roadways are characterized as most residential uses. Table 3: Roadway Functional Classification Miles Classification Centerline Miles Percent of Total Principal Arterial 53 miles 13% Arterial 12 miles 3% Collector 77 miles 18% Other Roadways 278 miles 67% Total 420 miles 100.00%


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