The Florida Department of Transportation has plans in place for a major overhaul of the Howard Frankland Bridge: $814.4 million worth of changes.

The Tampa Bay Next plan includes a 12-foot-wide bike and pedestrian path attached to the north side of the bridge.

The bike and pedestrian path will cost about $35 million and span less than seven miles, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

To compare, crews completed the Courtney Campbell Causeway Trail – a path for joggers, cyclists and skaters – around fall 2013. The 9.5-mile trail cost about $24 million to build, the Times reported.

Tampa Bay Next listed the following schedule for the Howard Frankland Bridge overhaul:

Dec. 10, 2018: Official advertisement

Jan. 11, 2019: Letters of interest due

Feb. 18, 2019: Post shortlist

March 7, 2019: Mandatory pre-proposal meeting

Aug. 6, 2019: Technical proposals

Sept. 5, 2019: Deadline for questions

Sept. 12, 2019: Responses to questions

Oct. 8, 2019: Price proposals

Oct. 15, 2019: Selection meeting/final posting

Nov. 8, 2019: Anticipated award date

Dec. 10, 2019: Notice to proceed

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