UPDATED: City of Tampa Special Event Traffic Advisory for September 16-17

03/18/15

The City of Tampa advises drivers that the President of the United States will be visiting the area today, September 16, 2014 through tomorrow, Wednesday, September 17, 2014.

Roads, businesses, and parking garages south of Kennedy in downtown Tampa will be affected from this evening, September 16, 2014 through tomorrow morning, September 17. Variable message boards will be placed throughout the area to notify motorists of street closures and any other impacts to their commute. However, the City of Tampa asks drivers to be flexible, allow for extra travel time, and travel through the area with caution.

If possible, commuters working in downtown are asked to flex their hours; consider leaving early Tuesday afternoon as well as arriving earlier or later than usual on Wednesday morning.

Recommended Routes to Tampa’s Downtown

To avoid congestion during the morning peak, the City of Tampa of Tampa recommends the following routes into downtown from the Interstate system:
I-275 northbound use Armenia Ave. [Exit 42] to Platt St./Channelside Dr. or Downtown East - Scott St. [Exit 44] to Jefferson St.
I-275 southbound use Downtown East - Jefferson St. [Exit 45A]
I-4 westbound use 21st St [Exit 1] to Adamo Dr./Channelside Dr. or Downtown East - Jefferson St [Exit 45A]

Recommended Routes into Parking Garages

All parking garages – private and public – will be open for business; however, tenants of some garages will be subject to additional security screenings and are encouraged to be flexible, as entrances and exits to the garages may shift from day-to-day.

To avoid traffic and security screenings, motorists are urged to consider parking north of Kennedy Boulevard:
• Poe Garage, located at 802 N Ashley Dr.; $1.20 an hour
• Twiggs St Garage, located at 901 E Twiggs St., $1.20 an hour
• Royal Regional Lot, located at 1240 N Tampa St; $2.00 flat fee for the day

For motorists looking to access the various parking garages located south of Kennedy Blvd, it is recommended that they do so from the south or east and to follow the routes described below, if applicable.

Bank of America and Regions Bank Garages
From the North
Use Morgan St to Brorein St
Right on Brorein St to Ashley Dr
Right on Ashley Dr to Washington St
Right on Washington St to garage entrance

From the West
Use Platt St/Channelside Dr to Florida Ave
Left on Florida Ave to Brorein St
Left on Brorein St to Ashley Dr
Right on Ashley Dr to Washington St
Right on Washington St to garage entrance

From the East
Use SR 60 WB (Adamo) to Channelside Dr
Left on Channelside Dr/Brorein St to Ashley Dr
Right on Ashley Dr to Washington St
Right on Washington St. to garage entrance

From the South
Use Bayshore Blvd to Platt St/Channelside Dr
Right on Platt St/Channelside Dr to Florida Ave
Left on Florida Ave to Brorein St
Left on Brorein St to Ashley Dr
Right on Ashley Dr to Washington St
Right on Washington St to garage entrance


Wachovia Parking Garage
From the North
Use Morgan St to Brorein St
Right on Brorein St to garage entrance (on right)

From the West
Use Platt St/Channelside Dr to Florida Ave
Left on Florida Ave to Brorein St
Left on Brorein St to garage entrance (on right)

From the East
Use SR 60 WB (Adamo) to Channelside Dr
Left on Channelside Dr/BroreinSt to garage entrance (on right)

From the South
Use Bayshore Blvd to Platt St/Channelside Dr
Right on Platt St/Channelside Dr to Florida Ave
Left on Florida Ave to Brorein St
Left on Brorein St to garage entrance (on right)


Fort Brooke Garage
From the North
Use Morgan St to Brorein St
Right on Brorein St to Florida Ave
Right on Florida Ave to garage entrance (on left)

From the West
Use Platt St/Channelside Dr to Florida Ave
Left on Florida Ave to garage entrance (on left)

From the East
Use SR 60 WB (Adamo) to Channelside Dr
Left on Channelside Dr/Brorein St to Florida Ave
Right on Florida Ave to garage entrance (on left)

From the South
Use Bayshore Blvd to Platt St/Channelside Dr
Right on Platt St/Channelside Dr to Florida Ave
Left on Florida Ave to garage entrance (on left)

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