TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY: International Special Operations Exercise to Take Place Wednesday, May 21

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An international special operations exercise will take place south of the Tampa Convention Center in the Seddon Channel basin on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 1:30 p.m, with a practice exercise occurring on Tuesday May 20, at 2:00 p.m.

The exercise will include representatives from 16 nations training in special operations tactics in land, sea, and air scenarios. The public is encouraged to watch on May 21 at 1:30 p.m. Suggested vantage points include the northwestern area on Harbour Island, the Tampa Riverwalk by the Tampa Convention Center, Bayshore Boulevard near Platt St. Bridge, as well as Harbour Island Bridge.

Please be advised that Harbour Island Bridge will be closed to through traffic between the Westin Hotel and Channelside Drive on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 between noon and 3 p.m. and again on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 between noon and 2:30 p.m. Beneficial Bridge will remain open throughout the event. Residents should also expect some noise associated with the exercise.