The intent of these projects is to widen 5.5 miles of US 231 from four to six lanes with bike lanes, sidewalks, and drainage improvements. Approximately 1.6 miles of Segment 7, from US 98 (15th Street) to north of SR 368 (23rd Street), includes adding flyover ramps on US 98 at the intersection of US 231 and on SR 77 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard) over US 231. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard will be widened from four to six lanes from East 23rd Street to 15th Street. It will bridge over US 231 and the Bay Line Railroad. Segment 7 is funded for right-of-way acquisition and construction. Bids for construction will be received fall 2023.
Approximately 3.9 miles of Segment 8, from north of 23rd Street to north of Pipeline Road, include features such as widening SR 389 (East Avenue) from Sherman Avenue to Baldwin Road and Transmitter Road from C Street to Brooke Lane from two to four lanes. Additionally, a new six lane bridge will be built over Mill Bayou. Segment 8 is funded for right-of-way acquisition. However, construction is not funded in the current FDOT Five-Year Work Program for Segment 8. Additional right-of-way will be required.
Note: All information is preliminary and subject to change without notice.
Data current as of 08/29/2018.