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. The Selmon Expressway West officially opened on Monday April 19, 2021. This view is from underneath the flyover on Gandy Blvd. eastbound.
  2. Traffic is seen stopped along the northbound lanes of I-75 near Sumter Boulevard Friday. Flooding has shutdown both the north and south lanes until Saturday afternoon.
  3. A traffic camera on the Courtney Campbell Causeway shows the area where Tampa police closed all eastbound lanes after a crash involving a moped on Friday morning. All lanes were reopened about 10 a.m.
  4. Passengers check themselves in at a ticketing area Tuesday at the Tampa International Airport. The airport will reopen today.
  5. A tree lays across a traffic lane on Fourth Street South, as a result of strong wind and rain from Hurricane Ian which made landfall on Wednesday, southwest of the Tampa Bay region, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022 in St. Petersburg.
  6. A man is evacuated by the United States Coast Guard after being found among the wreckage of homes on Fort Myers Beach on Thursday, Sep 29, 2022, which was mostly destroyed after Hurricane Ian made landfall overnight on Wednesday.
  7. A section of the causeway leading to Sanibel in Lee County was knocked out by Hurricane Ian.
  8. Access roads to the Sunshine Skyway bridge are blocked off as the span is closed due to high winds from Hurricane Ian on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022 in St. Petersburg.
  9. Passengers check flight departure and arrival times at Tampa International Airport on Tuesday.
  10. A traffic camera image released by the Florida Highway Patrol shows the Sunshine Skyway at 7:41 a.m. on Wednesday after troopers closed the bridge due to winds clocked at between 50 and 60 mph.
  11. A pickup truck navigates a flooded section of First Street outside of the United States Courthouse in downtown Fort Myers on Wednesday, where storm surge continued to inundate Lee County long after the eye wall passed into Central Florida.
  12. (From left) Kenny King, a handyman in Safety Harbor, and Jon Walker, the co-owner of Tides Seafood Market & Provisions, board the Safety Harbor market’s entrance on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, ahead of Hurricane Ian’s arrival.
  13. The Howard Frankland, and the two other bridges bridge connecting Pinellas and Hillsborough counties — the Gandy Bridge and the Courtney Campbell Causeway — are being monitored by the Florida Department of Transportation and law enforcement.
  14. Tampa International Airport will cease commercial flights at 5 p.m. Tuesday due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Ian, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Monday evening.
  15. Since Friday, the port has received daily briefings tailored for the Tampa Bay region from the National Weather Service in Ruskin, Florida.
  16. Phil Garrett takes a photo of his girlfriend, Julie Marie Fischer, beside the new sculpture, "Home," by artist Matthew Mazzotta. The 21-foot floor-to-ceiling sculpture of a flamingo has been a popular stop for guests boarding and arriving at Tampa International Airport.
  17. Tampa police are investigating a fatal crash involving a vehicle and a bicyclist, the department reported Saturday morning.
  18. As mourners look on, law enforcement vehicles escort a hearse carrying the body of Deputy Michael Hartwick from the Pinellas County Medical Examiner's Office to the Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home in Tarpon Springs during a procession ceremony on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, in Largo.
  19. Recently, Tampa International moved forward with a $790 million new terminal, the first since 2005.
  20. In celebration of World Car-Free day, the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority will be fare-free for all riders on all routes on Thursday.
  21. Coors beer cases and cans litter Interstate 75 in Hernando County on Wednesday after a crash involving several semitrailers.
  22. A gate secures the water side area of Port Tampa Bay's cruise ship Terminal 2 in May. Port commissioners on Tuesday voted to increase more than a dozen tariffs in the coming years, including on cruise ships and passengers.
  23. A makeshift memorial at the site where Ethan Weiser was struck by a car and killed is seen on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022 in Bellair. Wesier was killed on August 26 on Belleair Road near South Haven Drive after being struck by a car as he tried to cross the road.
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