Bruce B. Downs Construction Wrapping Up — Really

The seemingly endless widening is on track to be finished by mid-February.

Exhale, frustrated motorists. The seemingly endless construction on Bruce B. Downs Boulevard is nearing completion.

“We’re almost done,” said Scott Passmore of KCI Technologies, lead engineer for the project. “We’re in the finish-up stages.”

The approximately $37 million widening, which will bring Bruce B. Downs Boulevard from four to eight lanes, will be finished by Feb. 15, Passmore said. Work began in January 2010 on New Tampa’s main artery.

A Hillsborough County project, the widening affects Bruce B. Downs from Palm Springs Boulevard to Pebble Creek Drive. In addition to increasing the number of traffic lanes, the project will bring landscaped medians, a sidewalk and asphalt path plus bus bays.

The work has caused its share of headaches for local residents and business owners. Traffic jams have been up and business has been down, many have said.

Are you looking forward to the project's completion? Share what you won't miss about construction in the comments section. 

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Jeffrey Blank January 07, 2013 at 03:00 PM
So why are the barrels still blocking paved lanes North of I75 on BBD? It's paved, painted and done!


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