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. Drivers negotiate Drew Street between Highland Avenue and Betty Lane on Wednesday, April 5, 2023, in Clearwater. A state project to reconfigure 2 miles of Drew from four lanes to two, and add a center turn lane, has become an issue in the March 19 city election.
  2. Gregory Brown, 62,  admires his new bicycle from Bikes from the Heart the Portico in Tampa.
  3. Tampa police are investigating a fatal crash that killed two people near the University of South Florida Monday evening.
  4. Walkers and cyclists make their way along the Pinellas Trail last year. Local law enforcement agencies are planning an education and enforcement blitz on the trail soon.
  5. The Gandy Bridge is seen just after sunset on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008, in Tampa.
  6. This is a photo of professional race car driver Joey Logano doing a burnout after winning a NASCAR exhibition auto race at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in 2022. Two recent cases of drivers doing burnouts at Tampa Bay area businesses didn't end as well for them.
  7. A truck’s dashcam captured the moment when a jet crashed on a busy Florida highway, smashing into cars, exploding and killing two of five people on board.
  8. The U.S. government on Monday took possession of a Boeing cargo plane in the Miami area that had been sold by a sanctioned Iranian airline to a Venezuelan company in violation of federal export control laws, according to the Justice Department.
  9. Allegiant Travel Company, parent company of Allegiant Air and Allegiant Vacations, plans to start nonstop service between Sarasota Bradenton International Airport and Plattsburgh International Airport this summer. An Allegiant aircraft is shown in this 2019 photo at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport.
  10. Emergency officials work the scene of a small plane crash on Interstate 75 in Naples, Fla., near Exit 105, Friday, Feb. 9, 2024. Two people were confirmed dead. (Andrew West/The News-Press via AP)
  11. Tamra Warden is pictured in a Hillsborough County booking photo taken Monday after her arrest on multiple charges, including DUI manslaughter.
  12. Martha Parry was killed Thursday when an airplane crashed into her Clearwater mobile home in the Bayside Waters 55+ community. Parry was a snowbird who split her time between Florida and her home in New York, according to her son, Bill Parry.
  13. Two people were killed in a multi-car crash on US-19 on Saturday night.
  14. An aerial drone view shows the property where a small plane crashed at the Bayside Waters manufactured home community in Clearwater late Thursday. Three people died, including the pilot, authorities say.
  15. An aerial drone view of the scene where a small plane crashed into a mobile home at the Bayside Waters mobile home park.
  16. An aerial drone view Friday morning of the scene where a small plane crashed into the Bayside Waters mobile home park, 19709 U.S. Highway 19 North on Thursday evening, setting multiple homes on fire and resulting in three deaths, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The main home struck by the plane was a double-wide at 2647 Pagoda Drive.
  17. Tampa Bay Lightning fans arrive to Amalie Arena after riding the Tampa Bay ICEBOX, a “zamboni-like ice resurfacer”, in Tampa on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2024.
  18. A member from Ye Mystic Krewe participates in the festivities during the Gasparilla Parade of Pirates along Bayshore Boulevard on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024, in Tampa.
  19. Clearwater police shut down the northbound lanes of U.S. 19 in the area of Seville Boulevard for hours Friday as they investigated a traffic crash in which one person was critically injured. The road reopened about 5 p.m. Friday.
  20. Hillsborough County Commissioner Ken Hagan.
  21. An image from Florida Department of Transportation traffic camera shows deputies blocking access to Interstate 75 at State Road 52 in Pasco County on Thursday morning.
  22. The Tampa Bay Lightning cheerleaders hype up the crowd as they march down Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa during the 2017 Gasparilla Parade of Pirates. Once again, there will be a Lightning game on the same day as Gasparilla, so fans are advised to seek alternate routes to Amalie Arena on Saturday.
  23. Drivers negotiate Drew Street between Highland Avenue and Betty Lane on April 5, 2023, in Clearwater. A proposed project by the Florida Department of Transportation would add a center turn lane on parts of the road.
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