The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) awarded B&N the Kennedy Boulevard Complete Streets project between Woodlynne Blvd and Brevard Ave. west of Downtown Tampa. B&N will work to improve Kennedy Boulevard with a focus on Complete Streets design that will address safety, encourage multi-modal usage, and improve connectivity. This project includes resurfacing the roadway, implementing wider sidewalks, adding signals, managing access, and implementing drainage improvements.
B&N has a long history working with FDOT District 7 since 1999. The work along the Kennedy corridor started with a simple drainage fix in 2014. This then lead to a task order for the complete mapping and condition analysis of the drainage system which resulted in repair recommendations.
B&N is implementing drainage repair recommendations and modernizing the drainage system to alleviate historic flooding. This work will necessitate reconstruction of the road corridor allowing the implementation of complete streets improvements such as speed management, widening sidewalks, multimodal connectivity, and safety improvements that meet ADA. B&N will update access management, utilities, and incorporate green infrastructure and landscape opportunities.
Completing the recommended underground drainage improvements will require large portions of the road to be reconstructed. Recognizing this as a great opportunity for partnership, B&N encouraged FDOT to prioritize these infrastructure improvements while helping the City of Tampa achieve its “Livable City” vision for Kennedy Boulevard. B&N is honored to help revitalize and modernize the historic Kennedy Boulevard corridor known as the gateway to Downtown Tampa.