Masterplan: Vision 2030

On December 8th, 2016 Port Tampa Bay unveiled a bold new look into the future of infrastructure, cargo planning, real estate and port operations with its Vision 2030.  This vision provides a strategic, market driven roadmap for planning, rehabilitating, modernizing, expanding and managing PTB’s marine terminals as well as supporting infrastructure throughout the Port.

For more on PTB's Masterplan entitled Vision 2030 - including download of the plan itself - click here.

Upcoming Projects

FDOT (External Project)

US 41/SR45/South 50th Street at CSX Grade Separation

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is undertaking a re-evaluation to study grade separation improvements at US 41/SR 45/South 50th Street from South of US41B/SR 45/SR 676/Causeway Boulevard to North of Causeway Boulevard in Hillsborough County. The project begins just south of the CSX Railroad Crossing and extends to the north of Causeway Boulevard, a distance of approximately 1.5 miles. This project is a re-evaluation of the Environmental Assessment (EA) with a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) previously approved by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in 1994. This re-evaluation will consider a full range of alternatives for improving mobility and safety along US 41, including a grade separation of US 41 and the CSX railroad crossing south of the intersection. This re-evaluation will include a thorough review of natural and social environmental impacts in the study area. The project team will evaluate these effects and compare the effects of each alternative. This project will be using the Statewide Acceleration Transformation (SWAT) process to facilitate key engagement efforts that will ensure timely development of both the recommended alternative and design-phase plans.

US 41 and Causeway Boulevard are vital arterial highways which serve the City of Tampa located in Hillsborough County. The proposed improvements have been identified in the Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) 2040 Adopted Long Range Transportation Plan under the Hillsborough County Freight Hot Spots. US 41 has also been identified by the MPO as a Goods Movement Roadway Corridor from I-4 to Manatee County Line and is a priority project for the National Highway Freight Program.

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Current Projects

Big Bend Dredging Project

The dredging project, completed in February 2019, deepened the Big Bend Channel from 34 feet to 43 feet, and widened it from 200 feet to 250 feet. Funding for this project was supported by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Florida Department of Transportation, Port Tampa Bay, and two of the Port's largest tenants: Mosaic and Tampa Electric. The company that did the dredging was Great Lakes Dredge & Docks Co.

This area is served by the Big Bend Channel, which connects to the Tampa Harbor Main Channel, and it is integral to the movement of commodities through the Port to the I-4 Corridor, Florida’s fastest growing part of the State.

In order to optimize the development and economic contribution of the Port Redwing/South Bay area, a deeper and wider Big Bend Channel is needed to allow larger vessel to call at terminals in the area. Larger vessels enable significant transportation efficiencies for companies operating at terminals served by the Big Bend Channel.