Traffic & Parking Advisory for Airfest - Saturday and Sunday, May 12 and 13

07/16/18
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Expect heavy traffic and delays in S. Tampa on Saturday and Sunday, May 12 and 13, due to Airfest hosted by MacDill Air Force Base featuring the United States Navy Blue Angels. Opening ceremonies begin at 11:00am and the United States Navy Blue Angels flying around 3:00pm each day. For comprehensive information on the event, including the event schedule, visit the MacDill Air Force Base website. 

 

Traffic will be extremely heavy throughout S. Tampa especially on S. Dale Mabry Highway, Himes Avenue, MacDill Avenue, W. Gandy Boulevard and Interbay Boulevard between 7:00am – 6:00pm each day. The City of Tampa recommends that motorists allow for extended travel times. Travel through the areas with caution. If you are not attending the event, use alternative routes.

 

Dale Mabry Gate, the MacDill Gate and the Tanker Way Gate (located on Interbay Boulevard) will open to the public at 8:00am each day.  The base gates will close when they have reached parking capacity. Additionally, all inbound traffic will be restricted starting at 2:30pm.  Note: Entry to the Bayshore Boulevard Gate will be restricted to active duty personnel only.

 

HART Bus Transportation Information:

Route 360LX’s Saturday and Sunday schedule will run as normal, with additional services running between 8:00am and 4:00pm. There is a bus fee to and from the Airfest.

         MacDill AFB / Britton Plaza: Every 15 minutes

         MacDill AFB / Downtown (Marion Transit Center): Every 30 minutes

         MacDill AFB / Westfield Brandon Mall: Every 60 minutes

The Route 360LX vehicles will line up at the MacDill Air Force Base after 4:00pm to begin the loading process back to the three main destinations until 6:00pm.

 

PARKING SATURDAY:  

·         Twiggs St. Garage, 901 E. Twiggs St.

Open at 6:00am at $1.20 an hour

·         Fort Brooke Garage, 107 N. Franklin St., Enter off of E. Whiting Street

Open at 6:00am at $1.60 an hour

·         Tampa Convention Center Garage, 333 S. Franklin St.

Open at 5pm at $12 flat rate

·         Whiting St. Garage, 401 E. Whiting St.

Open at 5pm at $12 flat rate

·         William F Poe Garage, 800 N. Ashley Drive

Open at 11:00am at $10 flat rate, limited parking available

·         Regional Royal Lot, 1200 N. Tampa Street

Open at 6am at $2 flat rate

·         Centro Ybor Garage, 1500 E. 5th Avenue

Open at 6:00am at $1.00 an hour

·         Fernando Noriega Jr Garage, 2010 N. 13th Street

Open at 6:00am at $1.00 an hour

 

PARKING SUNDAY:  

·         Twiggs St. Garage, 901 E. Twiggs St.

Open at 6:00am at $1.20 an hour

·         Fort Brooke Garage, 107 N. Franklin St., Enter off of E. Whiting Street

Open at 6:00am at $1.60 an hour

·         Tampa Convention Center Garage, 333 S. Franklin St.

Open at 5pm at $12 flat rate

·         Whiting St. Garage, 401 E. Whiting St.

Open at 5pm at $12 flat rate

·         William F Poe Garage, 800 N. Ashley Drive

Open at 11:00am at $10 flat rate, limited parking available

·         Regional Royal Lot, 1200 N. Tampa Street

Open at 6am at $2 flat rate

·         Centro Ybor Garage, 1500 E. 5th Avenue

Open at 6:00am at $1.00 an hour

·         Fernando Noriega Jr Garage, 2010 N. 13th Street

Open at 6:00am at $1.00 an hour

 

The Tampa Police Department would like to remind you 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 Androids.

For additional information, please contact:

Joyce Rumfola, Transportation Technician III, Special Events

Traffic Management Center

813.274.8702

joyce.rumfola@tampagov.net