Iris Rogers of Bradenton is overcome with emotion Wednesday while visiting a makeshift memorial at Bay to Bay Boulevard and Lois Avenue for two Plant High students killed in a motorcycle crash.
A traffic signal at Bay to Bay and Lois would cost $550,000, so temporary measures are under consideration. But there’s no money for them yet, either.
The $85.3 million project adds lanes from north of the I-4 interchange to Hillsborough Avenue.
The seasonal service runs through May 22, 2022.
Tampa International Airport’s Blue Express Curbside lanes will be open for travelers by Thanksgiving.


  1. Two people are dead in a crash on State Road 56 in Wesley Chapel, Pasco Fire Rescue reports.
  2. Traffic moves west on Bloomingdale Avenue near Goronto Lakes. The state Department of Transportation said a $21.3 million construction project will result in temporary traffic detours, congestion and delays in Riverview over a 14-day period.
  3. California prosecutors have filed two counts of vehicular manslaughter against the driver of a Tesla on Autopilot who ran a red light, slammed into another car and killed two people in 2019.
  4. A Dreamliner 787-10 arriving from Los Angeles pulls up to a gate at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J., Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. Federal safety officials are directing operators of some Boeing planes to adopt extra procedures when landing on wet or snowy runways near impending 5G service because, they say, interference from the wireless networks could mean that the planes need more room to land.
  5. The Jolley Trolley, shown here on Mandalay Avenue on Clearwater Beach, will become the Jolley Roger Trolley for free rides to the Children's Gasparilla Parade on Jan. 22.
  6. Tampa will intermittently close streets in Hyde Park to replace aging sewage pipes. Similar work, as shown in this photo, was being done in Clearwater recently.
  7. Missing a curve cost a driver his life Thursday morning in Spring Hill, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
  8. The driver, 33, was headed north on I-75 when he lost control.
  9. In this drone aerial photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, boats pass underneath the new, left, and old, right, Seven Mile bridges in the Florida Keys.
  10. A planned widening of Interstate 275 north of Interstate 4 includes sound barrier walls all along the way, except at Robles Park. Some Hillsborough County officials have a problem with that.
  11. The northbound lanes of Interstate 75 near Bruce B. Downs are blocked because of a traffic crash.
  12. Travelers arrive at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport, Thursday, March 11, 2021 in Clearwater.
  13. Two St. Petersburg men riding in a Toyota Camry died after the car was hit from behind by this Audi convertible, prosecutors said. Arrested in the deaths was the Audi driver, Jorge Britton, of Winter Haven.
  14. A proposed sales tax referendum for transportation will be the subject of four open houses beginning next month. Hillsborough County has said it faces a nearly billion-dollar shortfall over the next decade to build roads, improve intersections and add sidewalks and trails. Pictured is road work being done on the Citrus Park Drive extension on Sept. 23.
  15. A man walks by a memorial for Asucena "Susie" Gomez-Hernandez along North 15th Street in Tampa in 2020. The 14-year-old Tampa girl was killed in a hit-and-run crash in January of that year. The driver, Nakeeba Ryan, recently signed a plea agreement that will have her serve 60 days in the county jail. Hillsborough County made safety improvements to that portion of 15th Street after the crash and more improvements are planned for this year, officials said.
  16. FILE - Vehicles wait for a Brightline passenger train to pass in 2019 in Oakland Park. A Brightline higher-speed train fatally struck a pedestrian who walked into its path Tuesday.
  17. A woman stepped in front of a dump truck Monday morning on Interstate 275 in St. Petersburg, troopers said.
  18. The man was walking east beside the road about 6:15 p.m. Sunday when he stepped in front of a 2018 Subaru Impreza.
  19. A small stretch of Bayshore Boulevard is expected to be closed until 4 p.m. on Tuesday.
  20. The air traffic control tower seen at Tampa International Airport on Sept. 10, 2021. Tampa Bay travelers have been impacted by COVID-19, weather delays to air travel.
  21. Katelyn Darrow gets some work done on her laptop as she waits to board her flight at the Philadelphia International Airport on Friday.
  22. The first phase of the Ridge Road Extension in Pasco County is open.
  23. This 2019 file photo shows a Brightline passenger train in Oakland Park.
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