Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Navigating the maze

1 Courtney Campbell Parkway: Memorial Highway-Rocky Point Drive

When: Through May 16; 8:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.

2 Courtney Campbell Parkway

When: Through May 17; 12 a.m. to 4 a.m.

Recommended detour: Eastbound traffic will be directed north on Memorial Highway to the Independence Parkway exit, north on George Road, then east and south on Memorial Highway to eastbound State Road 60. Westbound State Road 60 and northbound Memorial Highway traffic going onto the Courtney Campbell Parkway may also be detoured. Westbound traffic will continue north, exit to Independence Parkway, go north on George Road, then east and south on Memorial Highway to the westbound State Road 60 exit toward Clearwater.

3 TIA exit

When: Through May 16; 11 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.

Affected area: One or two lanes, out of three, may be closed on southbound George Bean Parkway, the outbound roadway from Tampa International Airport.

4 TIA entrance, lane closure

When: Through May 16; 8:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., with possible complete closures from 11:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m.

Recommended detour: Take the ramp split onto eastbound Spruce Street. Get into the left lane, U-turn at the traffic signal at O'Brien Street, and then use the westbound Spruce Street ramp into the airport.

5 Spruce Street, lane closure, between O'Brien Street and State Road 60.

When: Through May 16; 8:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.

6 O'Brien Street, lane closure at Spruce Street

When: May 10-15; 8:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.

7 Airport ramp to I-275 and Kennedy Boulevard

When: Through May 16; 10:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m.

Recommended detour: At the split in the loop ramp, traffic will be detoured onto eastbound Spruce Street, then south on Westshore Boulevard. Traffic going to northbound I-275 can enter from West Shore Boulevard; traffic going to Kennedy Boulevard will continue south on West Shore.

8 Cypress Street, lane closure under State Road 60

When: Through May 16; 8:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m; may also be closed from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

9 Eastbound SR 60, lane closure from Cypress Street to I-275

When: Through May 16; 8:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.

Navigating the maze 05/08/09 [Last modified: Friday, May 8, 2009 10:10pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Water Hogs: During drought, hundreds of Tampa Bay homes guzzled a gallon of water a minute


    When Amalie Oil president Harry Barkett plunked down $6.75-million for his Bayshore Boulevard mansion, he picked up 12.5 bathrooms, a pool, a hot tub, an elevator and a deck bigger than some one-bedroom apartments.

    During one of the worst droughts in the Tampa Bay region's history, hundreds of houses used more than a gallon of water a minute. ALESSANDRA DA PRA  |   Times

  2. PolitiFact Florida checks out Rick Baker's talking point about the growth of St. Petersburg's A-rated schools


    Rick Baker has used mailers, forums and social media to relay one big message in his campaign for St. Petersburg mayor: Schools in St. Petersburg saw drastic improvements when he was mayor from 2001 to 2010.

    Rick Baker, candidate for St. Petersburg mayor
  3. Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelly talks family, songwriting and more before Tampa show

    Music & Concerts

    A while back at the Grammys, Charles Kelley found himself in the same room as Paul McCartney. The Lady Antebellum singer, a seven-time Grammy winner in his own right, couldn't work up the courage to say hello.

    Lady Antebellum perform at Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on Friday. Credit: Eric Ray Davidson
  4. Clearwater suspect due in court after 9 die in sweltering San Antonio truck


    SAN ANTONIO — Nine people are dead and the death toll could rise after emergency crews pulled dozens of people from a sweltering tractor-trailer found parked outside a Walmart in the midsummer Texas heat, victims of what officials said was an immigrant-smuggling attempt gone wrong.

    San Antonio police officers investigate the scene where eight people were found dead in a tractor-trailer loaded with at least 30 others outside a Walmart store in stifling summer heat in what police are calling a horrific human trafficking case, Sunday, July 23, 2017, in San Antonio. [Associated Press]
  5. Email warning ignored before St. Pete started spewing sewage


    ST. PETERSBURG — A draft report lays blame for the city's sewage crisis squarely on the administration of Mayor Rick Kriseman and a cascading series of errors that started with the now infamous shuttering of the Albert Whitted Water Reclamation Facility in 2015.

    Signs at North Shore Park in St. Petersburg warn people in September 2016 to stay out of the water due to contamination from partially treated sewage from the city's overwhelmed sewer system. St. Petersburg dumped up to 200 million gallons of sewage over 13 months from 2015-16. A new state report blames much of the crisis on mistakes made by the administration of Mayor Rick Kriseman, but also critcizes past administrations. [LARA CERRI   |   Times]