Gandy Freeway St. Pete Update

Back in January of this year, a fiery tanker accident damaged a section of retaining wall (pictured above) that was being constructed in St. Petersburg, FL, placing its structural integrity into question. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is constructing the retaining wall as part of a decades-delayed freeway project along the median of GandyContinue reading “Gandy Freeway St. Pete Update”

Two-way conversion project on Cass/Tyler could impact downtown Tampa HART bus routes

You may have heard it through the local media outlets, a project to convert Cass and Tyler streets in northern downtown Tampa from their current one-way configurations to a two-way layout is getting underway, and this undertaking could result in numerous Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) bus routes being impacted by the construction, especially atContinue reading “Two-way conversion project on Cass/Tyler could impact downtown Tampa HART bus routes”

Changes to SB I-275 through WestShore

This upcoming Friday evening, a huge traffic alignment shift is scheduled to occur, weather permitting. All southbound lanes of I-275 between the I-4 junction and State Road 60 will be closed beginning at 11:30pm Friday night. Those lanes should begin to reopen, along the new alignment, around 5:30am. During this time, all traffic will beContinue reading “Changes to SB I-275 through WestShore”

No relief in sight for clogged Gandy Blvd in Tampa

Let’s face it, Gandy Blvd in Tampa is just too clogged. Traffic routinely backs up for miles during rush hour, and despite plans for either a bypass expressway or an elevated structure being planned for the last two decades at least, nothing has materialized. There is currently no funding available for construction, nor will thereContinue reading “No relief in sight for clogged Gandy Blvd in Tampa”

Ultimate I-4 in Orlando begins

It’s the 1st of February, and what is to be one of the largest infrastructure projects in Central Florida to date…is officially kicking off. That’s right, the construction phase of the Ultimate I-4 project is officially underway according to various news outlets throughout the state. The project will bring forth roughly six years of constructionContinue reading “Ultimate I-4 in Orlando begins”

Happy 1st Birthday I-4/Selmon Connector!

Today marks a huge milestone in Tampa Bay when it comes to the area’s highways and byways; the first anniversary of the opening of the Interstate 4/Selmon Expressway Connector! The roughly one-mile elevated connector opened one year ago today, and a very foggy day it was too. But nonethless, it marked the beginning of theContinue reading “Happy 1st Birthday I-4/Selmon Connector!”

The Interstate 275/Interstate 4 Interchange – Incomplete

Back in 2003, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) embarked on a project to redo the many ramps of the Interstate 275/Interstate 4 interchange in downtown Tampa, known for years as Malfunction Junction. Among those improvements were a separation of southbound ramps towards downtown Tampa from thru traffic, as well as widening existing thru lanes, andContinue reading “The Interstate 275/Interstate 4 Interchange – Incomplete”

The I-4/Selmon Expressway Connector is NOW OPEN!

Happy Wednesday everyone! I have some excellent news for those of you who frequent Tampa’s busy freeway and toll road system! A wonderful New Year’s gift if I may say! Overview On the morning of Monday, January 6, 2013, the highly anticipated Interstate 4/Selmon Expressway Connector opened to traffic! The roughly one-mile elevated highway isContinue reading “The I-4/Selmon Expressway Connector is NOW OPEN!”

FYI: Davis Island Bridge Work

Good Monday Morning everyone! I just heard from Chuck Henson at Bay News 9 that the City of Tampa will begin work on the water main that is situated beneath the northbound span of the Davis Island Bridge this week. This project is scheduled for completion in October, 2013. During this time, there will beContinue reading “FYI: Davis Island Bridge Work”

Managed Lanes coming to I-4 in Orlando…what it means for Tampa.

Greetings everyone! In a past blog post, I mentioned how the use of “Managed Lanes” were being discussed throughout the state of Florida and how they’re already in use in Miami. On February 2, 2013, the Florida Department of Transportation unveiled reconstruction plans for Interstate 4 through downtown Orlando which is poised to include theContinue reading “Managed Lanes coming to I-4 in Orlando…what it means for Tampa.”