I-4 Infrastructure Assessment

The summaries below outline key findings in the report regarding existing Community Facilities, Transportation, and Public Utilities. Community Facilities • Study boundary: Over half of the study area is outside the urban service area. The study boundary was developed based on the ULI I-4 Corridor Advisory Service Report and includes three Strategic Node Areas identified in the report. • Schools and Libraries: Several schools will be near, or above capacity by 2024-2025 such as: Mango Elementary, Armwood Senior High, and Strawberry Crest High. There is one library located within the study area. Transportation • Existing Roadways: The majority of the study area consists of roadways classified as local roadways, but there are a number of interstates and arterials with significant volumes such as I-4, I-75, US 301, US 92/SR 600, CR 579/Mango Road and SR 574/E. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. • Existing Traffic Volumes: Several non-interstate roadways are typically congested including Harney Road, Orient Road, N Kingsway Road, US 92/SR 600. • Safety: There were around 3,600 crashes in the study area over a 5-year period with an average of 6 fatalities per year. The majority of fatalities and incapacitating injuries are along the state roadways - I-4, I-75, US 301 and US 92. Crash hot spots are located along the main arterial roadways including US 92/SR 600, and US 301. There are additional hot spots located on north/south County roadways such as CR 579/Mango Road and McIntosh Road. There is also a cluster of fatal and incapacitating injuries along Mango Road and Harney Road. • Programmed projects: Minimal improvements are programmed within the Node Areas for the Hillsborough County CIP. • Transit: The majority of the study area is not serviced by HART public transit. Public Utilities • Overview: All Node Areas have minimal water and wastewater infrastructure. The majority of residential properties north of I-4 within the study area are supported by well water and septic systems. • Public Water and Wastewater Existing Capacity: The Lithia Water Treatment Plant will not be able to handle new growth past 2026 without upgrades to the existing plant. As outlined in the May 2020 wastewater analysis report, the Valrico AWWTF currently has no capacity issues anticipated unless flow is diverted. • Public Existing Stormwater Infrastructure: The study area does not appear to have any major flooding issues based on the County’s GIS flood complaint records. • Public Utilities Programmed Improvements: There are culvert, drainage and water quality, and potable and reclaimed water programmed intersection point projects located on or adjacent to several the collector and arterial roadways.


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