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. A motorcyclist died Tuesday after crashing into the back of a semitrailer on Ulmerton Road, police said.
  2. From left: Shurya Islam, 18, and Amina Islam, 21, both of Chicago, ride a historic TECO streetcar on Monday, June 27 in Tampa. The streetcar is experiencing its highest ridership in modern times due to development in Water Street and events in downtown Tampa.
  3. Steve Yerrid, left, answers questions during a news conference at his Tampa office on Tuesday about a lawsuit filed by his client Danyelle Madsen, the widow of Tampa police Master Patrol Officer Jesse Madsen. The lawsuit claims the Florida Department of Transportation and one of its contractors, Transcore ITS LLC, failed to ensure a  wrong-way driver detection system at Interstate 275's Busch Boulevard exit worked properly on March 9, 2021, leading to the death of Jesse Madsen in wrong way crash.
  4. Planes sit on the tarmac at the Des Moines International Airport, Monday, June 13, 2022, in Des Moines, Iowa. With an eye on the upcoming July Fourth weekend, airlines are stepping up their criticism of federal officials over recent widespread flight delays and cancellations.
  5. A Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority bus stops near PSTA headquarters in St. Petersburg to pick up passengers in early 2020. The agency has received a $360,000 federal grant to study public transportation access in low-income areas that are highly reliant on public transportation, such as south St. Petersburg
  6. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis holds up a 15-week abortion ban law after signing it, Thursday, April 14, 2022, in Kissimmee.
  7. President Joe Biden speaks about gas prices in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, Wednesday in Washington.
  8. Anthony Sanders, 46, poses for a portrait on his balcony at his apartment on June 21 in Tampa. Sanders, who worked as an airport baggage handler and wheelchair attendant, has been out of work for weeks due to a blood clot in his leg. He hopes he can return to work soon to make money to pay his bills. A bill introduced in Congress last week would require airport vendors and contractors to pay workers $15 per hour in order to receive federal funding. Sanders currently makes $10 per hour.
  9. Tarpon Springs City Commissioners Michael Eisner, left, and Craig Lunt, right, oppose a resolution that notes people of color and those with lower incomes are disproportionately affected by traffic crashes.
  10. First responders work at the scene of a fatal crash in the northbound lanes of Interstate 75 at the Selmon Expressway exit on Friday.
  11. Elon Musk tweeted that he is leaning toward supporting a 2024 presidential bid by Gov. Ron DeSantis. Musk has a history of donating to both Republican and Democratic candidates.
  12. Hillsborough County commissioners approved a nearly $700,000 work order with HNTB Corp. Wednesday for a public education campaign in advance of the November referendum on a 1% sales tax for transportation. Shown are privately funded mailers from the 2018 campaign. TIMES (2018).
  13. Police are on the scene of a crash in downtown Wednesday that involves a trolley.
  14. President Joe Biden, pictured here addressing the AFL-CIO convention on Tuesday in Philadelphia, is calling on U.S. oil refiners to produce more gasoline and diesel, saying their profits have tripled during a time of war between Russia and Ukraine as Americans struggle with record high prices at the pump.
  15. The Cross Bay Ferry, Provincetown III leaves the Vinoy Yacht Basin, Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, with passengers headed to Tampa. The Hillsborough County Commission is scheduled to vote Wednesday to continue the service for another year. Under a tentative plan, Pinellas County's share of the annual subsidy would shrink to about 5% of the $760,000 cost to be provided by local governments and the state Department of Transportation.  TIMES (2019)
  16. A minivan fatally struck a man Sunday as he tried to cross 34th Street South near 46th Avenue in St. Petersburg, police said.
  17. The average price at the pump has hit $5 per gallon. In some places across the country, the prices are even higher.
  18. An aerial view looking south on Interstate 275 towards Interstate 4 and downtown Tampa from just north of the I-4 exit in Tampa on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021 in Tampa. Wednesday night, the public criticized plans to rebuild the downtown interchange because they fear further highway intrusion into their neighborhoods.
  19. A 36-year-old Hudson woman was fatally struck by a car early Thursday as she tried to cross U.S. 19 in Palm Harbor, troopers said.
  20. Construction crews elevate a portion of Interstate 4 in Polk County to create a wildlife crossing so animals can safely cross beneath the interstate. The project redesigned I-4 where it meets State Road 557 in Polk County. The highway carries more than 100,000 vehicles a day and acts as a deadly barrier that stops animals from traveling north or south.
  21. Traffic is seen heading south on the Howard Frankland Bridge in this file photo from June 2021. A man found dead in Tampa Bay near the bridge on Monday was the registered owner of a crashed Lexus found crashed on the shoulder of the southbound span early Sunday, troopers said.
  22. The price for a regular gallon of gasoline is posted at a Sunoco gas station located at the corner of 16th Street N and Central Avenue on Monday, June 6, 2022 in St. Petersburg. AAA is predicting that the price for a regular gallon of gasoline in Florida could hit $5 this summer.
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