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For Immediate Release
 
City of Tampa Transportation Advisory for February 21-23, 2014
 
Tampa, FL February 20, 2014 - Traffic is expected to be heavier than normal this weekend in and around downtown Tampa due to the Gasparilla Distance Classic road races. Drivers and pedestrians alike are advised to allow for extra travel time and to travel through the area with caution.

The races begin on Saturday, February 22 at 6:55 a.m. and street closures will begin at 3 a.m. The following roads will be affected:

Saturday, February 22
3 a.m.
Little Bayshore Blvd.
Selmon eastbound exit ramp to Florida Ave.
Franklin St. from Old Waters to Whiting St. northbound
Franklin St from Whiting St. to Old St. southbound
Florida Ave from Channelside Dr. to Brorein St.
Whiting St. from Florida to Tampa St. westbound
Morgan St. from Old Water to Brorein northbound
Morgan St. from Bell St. to Old Water St. southbound
Platt St. from Hyde Park Pl to Florida Ave
6 a.m.
Bayshore Blvd. from Swann Ave. to Gandy
Gandy Blvd. from MacDill Ave. to Bayshore Blvd.
Sunday, February 23
3 a.m.
Bayshore Blvd. from Brorein St. to Swann Ave.
Platt St. from Hyde Park to Florida Ave
4 a.m.
Franklin St. from Old Waters to Whiting St. northbound
Franklin St from Whiting St. to Old St. southbound
Whiting St. from Florida Ave to Tampa St. westbound
5 a.m.
Bayshore Blvd. from Swann Ave. to Gandy Blvd.
6 a.m.
West Davis Islands Blvd to East Davis Islands Blvd.
Parking Information for Gasparilla Distance Classic

The following City of Tampa parking garages will be open at 5 a.m. on Saturday, February 22 and 4:30 a.m. on Sunday, February 23 and charging $10 per vehicle:

The Tampa Police Department would like to remind all run participants and spectators goers to report suspicious activity. If you see something, say something. No tip is too small. Report anything suspicious to the nearest police officer or submit an anonymous tip using the TPD mobile app available on iPhones and Droids.

Traffic and parking on the south end of downtown will also be impacted by fans arriving at the Tampa Bay Times Forum between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. for Freestyle Motorcross: Nuclear Cowboys both Friday, February 21 and Saturday, February 22.


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