Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

I-275 traffic flowing after weekend lane switches in Tampa

TAMPA — Traffic is flowing smoothly along southbound Interstate 275 near the Howard/Armenia exit, where new lanes opened over the weekend, a Florida Department of Transportation spokesman said.

Traffic backed up when lanes closed from Friday until Saturday night as road crews worked to shift vehicles to the old northbound lanes between the Hillsborough River and Himes Avenue.

Some finishing touches on barrier walls and road striping will cause nighttime lane closures this week, but commuters should not expect any more major backups, FDOT spokesman John McShaffrey said.

"It's going better than expected," he said. "Traffic is blowing through there."

It's part of a $110 million reconstruction of northbound I-275 from three lanes to four. The old northbound lanes were kept in place for southbound traffic to be taken off the mainline travel lanes sooner, according to the FDOT.

Follow This Just In on Twitter.

I-275 traffic flowing after weekend lane switches in Tampa 04/05/10 [Last modified: Monday, April 5, 2010 12:23pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Rays make Hechavarria trade official

    Blogs

    Here is the release from the team ...

     

  2. Jones: Will Tampa Bay hit a Hall of Fame dry spell now?

    Lightning Strikes

    Marty St. Louis may lack the Hall of Fame stats, but two scoring titles, an MVP award and clutch goals should count for a lot. (Dirk Shadd, Times)
  3. SeaWorld shares drop Monday to 2017 low after disclosure of federal subpoena

    Tourism

    The Orlando parent company of SeaWorld and Busch Gardens theme parks saw its stock drop 3.5 percent Monday to $15.10, its lowest price of this year.

    Killer whales perform at Shamu Stadium at SeaWorld in Orlando in 2011, before public pressure was placed on the theme park company to curtail its orca shows.SeaWorld has since announced an end to the traditional killer whale entertainment  at its theme parks. [AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack]
  4. Update: Scientology cancels planned mock FBI raid on downtown building

    Special Topics

    CLEARWATER — The Church of Scientology planned to film a mock FBI raid on a downtown building Monday afternoon, but the actors and cameras never showed up to the location disclosed to the city.

    According to Clearwater Police, the Church of Scientology plans to hold a mock FBI raid at 3 p.m. Monday at this vacant building at 305 N Fort Harrison Ave. Police announced the raid in advance to alert the public. They said they did not know the reason for the event. [Google Earch image]
  5. Support for gay marriage surges, even among groups once wary

    Human Interest

    NEW YORK — In the two years since same-sex marriage was legalized nationwide, support for it has surged even among groups that recently were broadly opposed, according to a new national survey.

    People gather in Washington's Lafayette Park to see the White House lit up in rainbow colors on June 26, 2015, the day the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage legal. In the two years since same-sex marriage was legalized nationwide, support for it has surged even among groups that recently were broadly opposed, according to a new national survey released on Monday, June 26, 2017. [Associated Press]