TAMPA — Commuters heading out of Tampa toward Clearwater on northbound Memorial Highway Wednesday afternoon survived a major traffic shift.
Wednesday was the first time many folks used a new exit ramp on the right side of the highway to get onto the Courtney Campbell Parkway. The exit used to be on the left side.
But during rush hour there were no major hiccups or delays, said Sgt. Larry Kraus, a spokesman for the Florida Highway Patrol. Tampa police also didn't see an increase in accidents.
John McShaffrey, a spokesman for the Florida Department of Transportation, said, "I would tell people, again, to be cautious for the next few days. You should be okay if you follow the signs."
The shift happened at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday and caused no major traffic snags during the morning rush, McShaffrey said.
But McShaffrey said he expected most of the confusion to happen in the afternoons, when more traffic is heading north.