Florida Department of Transportation—21st/22nd St. Urban Corridor Improvement in Historic Ybor City

Heavy truck traffic on SR 585 (21st and 22nd Streets) through Ybor City eroded the Ybor City National Historic Landmark District for decades as these streets provided direct access to the Port of Tampa.  To fix this issue, FDOT came up with a $9.4 million, 2.75-mile complete streets project to accommodate pedestrians, bicyclists and public transportation while also building an exclusive truck ramp to the Port of Tampa. The result was improved transportation diversity, restoration of the local roadway for redevelopment, and a better way for trucks to get to the Port of Tampa.21st 22nd.jpg