February 23, 2018 - 8:30am

Lane Closures on Bayshore Boulevard Between Edison Avenue and South Boulevard

Outer eastbound and westbound lane closures on Bayshore Boulevard between Edison Avenue and South Boulevard, originally scheduled to begin today for work to repair water distribution pipe, are delayed until next week. The work is rescheduled to begin Monday, Feb. 26, in the morning and is expected to be completed by 5 p.m. Roadway restoration, with a return to normal traffic patterns, is expected to be completed by 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27. Restoration schedules are contingent upon weather conditions.

 

Barricades and signs will be located in the area to assist with traffic flow. Please use caution when driving in the area. Modifications to lane closures may be necessary during the course of restoration.

 

The staff and crews of the Tampa Water Department appreciate everyone's patience during this time.

 

See all road closures at www.tampagov.net/RoadClosures

For additional information, contact:

Chuck Weber, P.E., Water Department Director

Office: (813) 274-8663

Cell: (813) 480-3159

Fax: (813) 274-7435

Chuck.Weber@TampaGov.net

February 22, 2018 - 8:00pm

Lane Closures on Bayshore Boulevard Between Edison Avenue and South Boulevard

The outer eastbound and westbound lanes on Bayshore Boulevard between Edison Avenue and South Boulevard will close tomorrow morning while the Tampa Water Department repairs a water main break. Barricades and signs will be located in the area to assist with traffic flow. Please use caution when driving in the area. Modifications to lane closures may be necessary during the course of restoration.

 

The repair work is expected to be completed by 5 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 23.  Roadway restoration, with a return to normal traffic patterns, is expected to be completed by 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26. Restoration schedules are contingent upon weather conditions.

 

The staff and crews of the Tampa Water Department appreciate everyone's patience during this time.

 

See all road closures at www.tampagov.net/RoadClosures

For additional information, contact:

Chuck Weber, P.E., Water Department Director

Office: (813) 274-8663

Cell: (813) 480-3159

Fax: (813) 274-7435

Chuck.Weber@TampaGov.net

February 22, 2018 - 4:30pm

The Internal Audit Department released its TSS Fleet & Equipment Maintenance, Audit 17-12

The City of Tampa ’s Department of Transportation & Stormwater Services is responsible for building and maintaining transportation and storm water infrastructure. Its functions are very critical to the citizens of the City. They include providing safe mobility by maintaining right of way assets like roads, traffic signs and signals, pavement markings, storm water drainage, and movable bridges. 

The report in its entirety can be viewed on TampaGov.net
February 22, 2018 - 4:00pm

HELP TAMPA POLICE ID THIS AGGRAVATED BATTERY SUSPECT

Incident Date/Time:  2/20/2018 7:30 AM

Location:  1001 N Westshore Boulevard

Incident Type:  Aggravated Battery

Business Name:  Marriott

Suspect Info:  Hispanic or black male with a light complexion, approximately 6'02" - 6'03", unknown weight but he had a solid pot belly, no facial hair, short black curly hair, no accent. Last seen wearing a gray hooded sweat jacket zipped up, blue jeans faded in the thigh area with brown dirt stains, and neon yellow gloves with black palms and fingers.

Details:  The victim is an employee of the Marriott. At approximately 7:30 AM, she went to use the public restroom on the first floor. As she approached the restroom doors she saw the suspect standing outside the men’s room. She entered the women’s restroom. As she was at the sink, she looked in the mirror and saw the suspect standing behind her. He stated that he was in the wrong bathroom while he was staring at her, making her very nervous.

At that point he threatened her with a knife and a physical struggle began.  She keyed up the portable radio that is issued to employees, and screamed. This caused the suspect to release her and flee. The victim received a small laceration to a finger from the knife, which was later recovered. Detectives worked with the victim to develop a composite sketch of the suspect.

Anyone with information that will allow us to arrest this criminal should contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477).

February 22, 2018 - 2:15pm

Permanent Lane Closure in Downtown Tampa

Occurring on S. Florida Avenue between E. Brorein Street and E. Jackson Street, the westernmost-northbound lane will be permanently closed to accommodate the installation of on-street parking.

For additional information, please contact:

Cal Hardie, P.E.

Capital Projects Manager,  Transportation and Stormwater Services Department

City of Tampa / 306 E. Jackson Street, 6E / Tampa,  Florida 33602

p: 813-274-3280

February 22, 2018 - 12:30pm

Temporary Lane Closures on N Dale Mabry Highway, W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and N Himes Avenue to begin February 23, 2017 for Steinbrenner Field Parking

A portion of N Dale Mabry Highway from W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to W Tampa Bay Boulevard will close beginning on Friday, February 23, 2018, for New York Yankees spring training baseball game traffic. One (1) southbound lane on N Dale Mabry Highway will close at the intersection of Steinbrenner Drive, to assist motorists with ingress and egress to the Steinbrenner Field parking lot. 

A portion of N Himes Avenue from W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to W Tampa Bay Boulevard will also close beginning on February 23, 2018. One (1) southbound lane on N Himes Avenue will close at the intersection of Lot 4 driveway and at the intersection of Lot B/C driveway and W Ohio Avenue for outbound traffic.
A portion of W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard from N Dale Mabry Highway to N Himes Avenue will be closed beginning on February 23, 2018. One (1) eastbound lane on W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard between N Dale Mabry Highway and N Himes Avenue will close for the inbound and outbound event game traffic. The westbound left turn lane on W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at the Lot 1 entrance will also close. The Lot 2 exit on W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard will be restricted to a right turn movement.
Beginning Friday, February 23, 2018 through Saturday, March 24, 2018, lane closures will occur on N Dale Mabry Highway, W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and N Himes Ave for each Yankees spring training home game. Yankees home game schedule is:

  • Friday, 2/23/18 1:05 pm
  • Monday, 2/26/18 6:35 pm
  • Wednesday, 2/28/18 1:05 pm
  • Friday, 3/2/18 1:05 pm
  • Sunday, 3/4/18 1:05 pm
  • Thursday, 3/8/18 1:05 pm
  • Saturday, 3/10/18 1:05 pm
  • Monday, 3/12/18 6:35 pm
  • Tuesday, 3/13/18 1:05 pm
  • Thursday, 3/15/18 1:05 pm
  • Friday, 3/16/18 6:35 pm
  • Sunday, 3/18/18 1:05 pm
  • Monday, 3/19/18 6:35 pm
  • Wednesday 3/21/17 6:35 pm
  • Friday, 3/23/18 1:05 pm
  • Saturday, 3/24/18 1:05 pm


The City recommends using alternative routes to avoid traffic congestion. Southbound motorists can use N Armenia Avenue between W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and W Tampa Bay Boulevard in lieu of N Dale Mabry Highway and N Himes Avenue. Eastbound motorists can use W Tampa Bay Boulevard between N Dale Mabry Highway to N Himes Avenue in lieu of W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.


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See all road closures at www.tampagov.net/RoadClosures

For additional information, please contact:
Catherine M. Coyle, Planning & Urban Design Manager
City of Tampa Planning & Development Department
(813) 274-3100, Option 4; catherine.coyle@tampagov.net

February 22, 2018 - 8:45am

Eastbound Azeele Street Closed Between MacDill and Habana Avenues

All lanes on Azeele Street now are closed between MacDill and Habana avenues while the Tampa Water Department repairs a water main break. Barricades and signs will be located in the area to assist with traffic flow. Please use caution when driving in the area. Modifications to lane closures may be necessary during the course of restoration.

 

The repair work is expected to be completed by 5 p.m. today, Feb. 22.  Roadway restoration, with a return to normal traffic patterns, is expected to be completed by 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26. Restoration schedules are contingent upon weather conditions.

 

The staff and crews of the Tampa Water Department appreciate everyone's patience during this time.

 

See all road closures at www.tampagov.net/RoadClosures

February 22, 2018 - 8:30am

City of Tampa Traffic & Parking Advisory for the annual Gasparilla Distance Classic road race

City of Tampa Traffic & Parking Advisory for the annual Gasparilla Distance Classic road races  –

Race registration: Friday, February 23rd, 2018.

Road races: Saturday, February 24th & Sunday, February 25th, 2018

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. 


Friday, February 23rd, Race registration at the Tampa Convention Center. There will be a large influx of vehicles associated with this activity, especially between 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.  A free shuttle will be operating from the Royal Regional Parking lot ($2.00 parking fees will apply) to the Tampa Convention Center for the 8 on Your Side Health & Fitness Expo beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 23rd only.

 

Saturday, February 24th, races begin at 6:40 a.m. Street closures will begin at 3:00 a.m. and end at approximately 1:00 p.m.

 

Sunday, February 25th, races begin at 5:55 a.m. Street closures will begin at 3:00 a.m. and end at approximately 11:30 a.m.

 

Please use suggested routes on the included maps to avoid congestion and delays.

Street Closure Schedule:

Saturday, February 24th 3:00 a.m.

  • Bayshore Blvd. from Brorein St. to Platt St.
  • Selmon Expressway eastbound exit ramp to Florida Ave.
  • Franklin St. from Old Water St. to Whiting St.
  • Florida Ave. from Channelside Dr. to Whiting St.
  • Whiting St. from Florida Ave. to Tampa St. westbound
  • Morgan St. from Old Water St. to Brorein St. northbound
  • Morgan St. from Bell St. to Old Water St. southbound
  • Platt St. / Channelside Dr. from Parker St. to Nebraska Ave.

 

Saturday, February 24th at 6:00 a.m.

  • Bayshore Blvd. from Platt St. to Gandy Blvd.
  • Gandy Blvd. from Zion St. to Bayshore Blvd.

 

Sunday, February 25th at 3:00 a.m.

  • Bayshore Blvd. from Brorein St. to Swann Ave.
  • Platt St. from Plant Ave to Florida Ave.

 

Sunday, February 25th at 4:00 a.m.

  • Franklin St. from Whiting St. to Brorein St southbound
  • Franklin St. from Channelside Dr. to Old Water St.
  • Whiting St. from Florida Ave. to Tampa St. westbound

 

Sunday, February 25th at 5:00 a.m.

 

  • Bayshore Blvd. from Swann Ave. to Gandy Blvd.

 

Sunday, February 25th at 6:00 a.m.

 

  • West Davis Islands Blvd. to East Davis Islands Blvd. 
  • Arbor Pl. from Davis Blvd. to Columbia Dr.
  • Columbia Dr. from Arbor Pl. to Barbados Ave.
  • Barbados Ave. from Columbia Dr. to Channel Dr.
  • Channel Dr. from Barbados Ave. to S Davis Blvd.
  • S Davis Blvd. to W Davis Blvd.

 

The following City of Tampa parking garages will be open Saturday, February 24th at 5:00 a.m.:

 

Fort Brooke Garage, 107 N Franklin St.

TCC Garage, 333 S Franklin St.

South Regional Garage, 301 Channelside Dr.

Whiting St. Garage, 400 E Whiting St.

 

The following City of Tampa parking garages will be open Sunday, February 25th at 4:30 a.m.:

 

Fort Brooke Garage, 107 N Franklin St.

TCC Garage, 333 S Franklin St.

South Regional Garage, 301 Channelside Dr.

The Tampa Police Department would like to remind all run participants and spectators 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.

City of Tampa Traffic & Parking Advisory for the annual Gasparilla Distance Classic road races

City of Tampa Traffic & Parking Advisory for the annual Gasparilla Distance Classic road races
February 20, 2018 - 12:30pm

Temporary Lane Closures W Spruce Street to begin February 27, 2018 for Safety Improvements

A portion of W Spruce Street between N Lois Avenue and N Dale Mabry Highway will close nightly from 8 pm to 6 am beginning Tuesday, February 27, 2018 for construction of safety improvements.  A private contractor will be installing an enhanced crosswalk with a center median on W Spruce Street west of N Grady Avenue. 

Lane closures on W Spruce Street between N Clark Avenue and N Harold Avenue will begin at 8 pm on February 27, 2018. One (1) lane of eastbound and westbound traffic will be maintained intermittently with delays during the construction.

The sidewalk on W Spruce Street between N Clark Avenue and N Harold Avenue will be closed during construction.  Pedestrian access will be maintained via signage to other sidewalks in the area.

All lanes on W Spruce Street between N Clark Avenue and N Harold Avenue will be open to traffic by 6 am on Saturday, March 3, 2018, weather permitting.

The City of Tampa recommends that motorists use alternative routes to avoid traffic congestion.  Eastbound and westbound motorists can use W Cypress Street between N Lois Avenue and N Dale Mabry Highway in lieu of W Spruce Street.

 

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See all road closures at www.tampagov.net/RoadClosures

For additional information, please contact:

Catherine M. Coyle, Planning & Urban Design Manager

City of Tampa, Planning & Development

(813) 274-3100, Option 4: Catherine.coyle@tampagov.net

February 20, 2018 - 11:45am

A portion of Interbay Boulevard is closed for Utility Maintenance Work

Effective immediately, Interbay Boulevard is closed between  S Himes Avenue and S MacDill Avenue while department crews install a sewer lateral. Variable message boards are in place to alert motorists of the road closure and detours are in place to direct motorists around the closed section of road and work area. This section of the road will reopen to normal traffic patterns no later than close of business on Friday, February 23, 2018, weather permitting. The City of Tampa recommends that motorists use alternative routes to avoid traffic congestion.

 

See all road closures at www.tampagov.net/RoadClosures

A portion of Interbay Boulevard is closed for Utility Maintenance Work

For additional information, please contact:

Eric A. Weiss, P.E., Director

City of Tampa – Wastewater Department

(813) 274-8039; eric.weiss@tampagov.net