Major changes are coming to Tampa International Airport’s roadways beginning this week as part of construction on the Airport’s historic expansion.
Beginning late Thursday night, the inbound lanes of the George J. Bean Parkway will be rerouted and posted speed limits will be dropped from 35 to 25 miles per hour in the area.
The outbound Parkway will be reduced from three to two lanes. This configuration will remain in place until early 2016.
Passengers will see an increase in construction traffic on the roadways and may experience congestion when entering and exiting the Airport, especially during peak travel times. Airport officials ask that drivers slow down, be aware of their surroundings and pay attention to roadway signs.
The changes are a necessary part of the Taxiway J reconstruction project. Rerouting the inbound lanes of the Parkway around the bridge allows crews to demolish the span of bridge directly over the exiting inbound parkway without any traffic underneath. The closure of the outbound lane is also necessary to safely demolish the bridge. The Taxiway J project will widen the bridge to accommodate the Airport’s new automated people mover underneath, and will also make space to widen the inbound and outbound Parkway in the future.
For traveler advisories and other airport construction updates, please visit the Master Plan Page.