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. Fans tailgate and mingle ahead of a Bucs game against the Dallas Cowboys near Bucs Beach on Jan. 16 in Tampa.
  2. Almir Becirovic is seen in his 2018 Honda Odyssey at his home in Wesley Chapel.
  3. Taylor Swift, shown performing during the opener of her Eras tour on March 17 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, will be in Tampa for three sold-out shows April 13, 14 and 15. Fans are advised to plan ahead for parking and traffic.
  4. Tampa Mayor Jane Castor, left, and Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy Carlos Monje Jr. ride in a streetcar during a tour of the downtown area on Friday, March 17, 2023, in Tampa.
  5. The air traffic control tower seen at Tampa International Airport on Sept. 10, 2021.
  6. A city of Clearwater sanitation worker was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg after he was hit by a car Tuesday morning.
  7. Two eastbound lanes of East Hillsborough Avenue near Interstate 275 were closed due to a fuel spill Monday morning, according to the Tampa Police Department.
  8. A 58-year-old man from Brooksville died Friday, March 17, 2023 after a truck making a U-Turn hit him on a motorcycle on State Road 50.
  9. A 55-year-old road construction worker died after the driver of an SUV struck him Thursday on 118th Avenue North in Pinellas Park, troopers said.
  10. Businesses and homes are pictured on State Road 674 in Wimauma. Redeveloping the downtown core is one of the goals of the Wimauma community plan.
  11. Runners move across the Sunshine Skyway Bridge during the Skyway 10K race in 2019.
  12. An 86-year-old man was arrested in a fatal hit and run case.
  13. Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough counties each have their own Metropolitan Planning Organizations which oversee transportation planning at the local level. They serve as conduits for financing major transportation projects with the state and federal governments.
  14. An aerial view of the east side of Pine Key Island, formerly known as Beer Can Island, off the coast of Apollo Beach, between Apollo Beach and MacDill Air Force Base.
  15. A Southwest Airlines jetliner sits at a gate on the C concourse of Denver International Airport on Oct. 6, 2021, in Denver.  A Southwest Airlines flight to Florida from Cuba was forced to turn back Sunday after it struck birds — causing an engine to catch fire and fill the cabin with smoke, the airline said. No injuries were reported.
  16. A 1-year-old boy died after he was ejected from a car after the vehicle crashed into a guardrail Sunday night, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
  17. Oscar Luis Tasse, 32, died early Feb. 26 in an accident on the Howard Frankland Bridge caused by a drunken driver, police said.
  18. Brian Horne, the vice president of sales and marketing with 3 Daughter Brewing, talks about his colleague and friend, Ty Weaver, at 3 Daughters Brewing in St. Petersburg on Friday. Weaver, the head brewer at 3 Daughters, was killed in a crash on the Sunshine Skyway bridge Thursday, the brewery's owner told the Times.
  19. A large ship makes its way past the Sunshine Skyway Bridge out into the Gulf of Mexico on Feb. 28. The Tampa Bay Pilots Association, whose harbor pilots navigate cruise and cargo ships into and out of Tampa Bay, sought a large fee increase from the state, which Port Tampa Bay and local business leaders opposed.
  20. New bills filed in the Florida Legislature would require the Florida Department of Transportation, or its consultant, to study whether combining the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority and the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority would boost efficiency, reduce administrative costs and enhance “regional transit service and connectivity" in the Tampa Bay area.
  21. Under a proposed settlement, Adelee Le Grand, CEO of the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority, would collect 20 weeks of paid compensation in a lump sum on her way out — more than $110,000. She also would receive her accrued sick and annual leave balances if the transit board approves the deal. An investigation of her would be stopped and its findings would be withheld from the public.
  22. A Spirit Airlines flight from Dallas to Orlando was diverted to an airport in Jacksonville after a battery from a passenger’s item caught fire in an overhead bin, airline officials said. This is a photo taken in Orlando in 2020.
  23. This provided file photo shows Ty Weaver, head brewer at 3 Daughters Brewing. Mike Harting, the owner of 3 Daughters Brewing, confirmed to the Times that Weaver was the motorcyclist killed on the Sunshine Skyway bridge Thursday morning.
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