Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Pothole, drainage problem hamper I-75, Crosstown Expressway

A pothole and a drainage problem, which was first labeled a sinkhole, on two major highways caused headaches for motorists as workers made repairs.

The inside, eastbound lane of the Lee Roy Selmon Crosstown Expressway in Tampa was closed near 50th Street at about 6:15 p.m. Monday when officials discovered what looked like a sinkhole there. It turned out to be a problem with the drainage system in the median that cause water to collect in that spot, said Expressway Authority spokeswoman Sue Chrzan.

The closure did not have a major effect on traffic, and it was expected to be back open by 2 p.m. Tuesday, Chrzan said, before traffic is typically heaviest through that area for afternoon rush hour.

In Wesley Chapel, a pothole on southbound I-75 at County Road 54 forced officials to close the right lane Tuesday.

Crews started repairing the pavement at 8:30 a.m. and were still working through the afternoon, according to the Florida Department of Transportation.

The lane was expected to open between 3:30 and 4 p.m.

Follow This Just In on Twitter.

Pothole, drainage problem hamper I-75, Crosstown Expressway 03/30/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 30, 2010 2:53pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Pinellas licensing board asks Sen. Jack Latvala for $500,000 loan

    Local Government

    The troubled Pinellas County agency that regulates contractors wants Sen. Jack Latvala to help it get a $500,000 lifeline from the state to stay afloat.

    State Sen . Jack Latvala, R- Clearwater, is being asked to help the Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board get $500,000 from the state so it can stay open beyond February.  [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]
  2. FHP: 55-year-old pedestrian struck, killed by car in Largo


    LARGO — A 55-year-old St. Petersburg man died late Saturday after he walked into the path of a car on Ulmerton Road, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

  3. Study offers warning for Florida strawberry farmers from global warming


    LAKELAND — Florida strawberry growers already have experienced a dress rehearsal for the impacts of climate change during the past two seasons.

     Carl Grooms shows off some of his strawberries at Fancy Farms near Plant City Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015.  Grooms, President of Fancy Farms. [JAMES BORCHUCK  |  Times]
  4. Two Interstate 275 tractor-trailer crashes cause delays in Tampa


    TAMPA — Two tractor-trailers driving in opposite directions on Interstate 275 crashed Sunday within a mile of each other, causing lane closures on both sides for much of the morning.

    Two tractor-trailers going opposite directions on Interstate 275 in Tampa crashed Sunday morning, closing lanes on each side, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. [Florida Highway Patrol]
  5. Read Anthony Scaramucci's old tweets. You'll understand why he deleted them


    New White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci hasn't always shared the political views of the administration he now serves.

    Anthony Scaramucci, incoming White House communications director, takes questions as he speaks in the briefing room at the White House on Friday. [ Washington Post photo by by Jabin Botsford]