Recker Highway Over CSX Railroad Crossing
L.K. Nandam, P.E.
District One Secretary
P.O. Box 1249
Bartow, FL 33831
About the Study
Recker Highway within the project limits is identified as a Regional Freight Mobility Corridor in the Tampa Bay Regional Strategic Freight Plan. The proposed project is located within a high-density industrial area and supports several major industrial and manufacturing companies.
Currently, Recker Highway within the project limits operates at an acceptable level of service. In 2014, traffic volumes averaged about 12,200 vehicles each day, with trucks about 11 percent of that total. With approximately 20 CSX trains and four AMTRAK passenger trains daily, Recker Highway experiences high levels of traffic congestion and vehicle delays from future railroad crossing. Further, there are over four times more crashes on this corridor than the state average for a similar roadway.