Northwest Connector Corridor (Tharpe Street)
This project enhances the Tharpe Street road network to support the full potential for economic activity along the Tharpe Street commercial corridor. This roadway project also addresses the flooding issues along Tharpe Street and improves stormwater treatment. Stormwater upgrades will address flooding issues for commercial properties at the two major stream crossings, and provide water quality treatment to improve conditions for downstream parks and greenways. The project also provides trail and sidewalk improvements for better connectivity along the Tharpe Street corridor.
Widens Tharpe Street to four lanes from Ocala Road to Capital Circle Northwest includes landscaped medians, sidewalks and bike lanes.
Develops the Park Place Recreational Area by constructing two ball fields with restrooms, a concession stand, and a playground.
Adds almost nine miles of additional trail and sidewalk connectivity north along Capital Circle NW to the Talquin State Forest and the new Fred George Greenway.
Reduces flooding and enhances water quality.
Greatly improves access to County parks on Tower Road and Stoneler Road.
Estimated Cost: $53.2 million