New safety measures coming to I-4 and I-275

Hillsborough County

Congestion at the I-4 and I-275 interchange in downtown Tampa gets worse year after year, clogged with more drivers. 

According to the most recent traffic-count data, daily traffic on westbound I-4 to southbound I-275 skyrocketed from 49,000 in 2015 to 64,500 in 2017.

The Florida Department of Transportation hopes to make traffic flow a little better, by preventing congestion-causing crashes at the junction. FDOT is installing a series of “advanced warning” signs on 275 and I-4. When traffic queuing is detected, “Prepare To Stop When Flashing” signs, with flashing beacons, will activate, alerting drivers to slow down.

The I-275 signs will be mounted overhead, and a side-mounted sign will be installed on I-4. Work is underway, and expected to be completed this summer.

Complete traffic-count data is available at this link, and you can learn more about the Advanced Warning Signs project here.

Contact Meredyth Censullo with your traffic questions at or on Facebook at WFLA Meredyth.

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