City of Tampa Transportation Advisory for March 8 - 9, 2014

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The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has scheduled the I-275 southbound ramp on and off ramp to Ashley Dr./ Doyle Carlton Dr., (Exit 45A), to be closed beginning Friday, March 7, 2014 at 11 p.m. through Monday, March 10, 2014 at 5 a.m.

Motorist heading to downtown Tampa this weekend are advised to use caution and consider using alternative routes. The FDOT detour from I-275 S. is to Exit 45A; keep right to the Doyle Carlton Dr. exit; turn right on Doyle Carlton Dr. to Henderson Ave; turn right on Henderson Ave to Tampa St.; turn right on Tampa St. to Tyler St. ; and right on Tyler St. to Ashley Dr.

For motorist leaving downtown Tampa the Ashley Dr. on-ramp and the Kay St./Tampa St. on-ramp will be also be closed this weekend. The FDOT detour takes drivers south on Tampa St.; west on Tyler St./ Cass St.; north on North Boulevard; west on Cypress St.; north on Howard Ave.; and back to I-275 southbound.

The Gasparilla Music Festival is taking place at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park this weekend and traffic is expected to be heavier than normal in downtown Tampa. The Gasparilla Music Festival (GMF) is offering park and shuttle from 1910 N Ola Ave. to Gasparilla Plaza for $10. There will be pedestrian signs for pick-up and drop off at the lot on Ola Ave. and at Gasparilla Plaza, which is located next to the park. For more information please visit the Gasparilla Music Festival web site:!/area/parking.

GMF Shuttles Schedule

Saturday, March 8
Bus #1 9 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Bus #2 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Sunday, March 9
Bus #1 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Bus #2 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

The following City of Tampa parking garages will be open for the Gasparilla Music Festival:
  • Poe Garage, 802 N Ashley Dr., - $4 flat rate
  • Royal Regional Lot , 1240 N Tampa St., $4 flat rate