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. An unidentified rider of Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority's Route 18 turns in Raymond Krug's belongings to the bus driver. Krug wished he knew who the woman was, so he could thank her. “There are still a few good people out there,” he said.
  2. One was killed and five were injured on Saturday when a single-engine Cessna 172 plane made a crash landing on the Haulover bridge, struck a vehicle and then caught fire.
  3. Florida gas prices were above the national average, according AAA auto club, which cited a series of factors.
  4. Harbour Island residents who live behind private gates successfully lobbied Tampa City Council Thursday to reject a proposed hotel at the gates of their residential neighborhood.
  5. U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle joined the federal bench in 2020 after being nominated by then-President Donald Trump.
  6. Guests line up to board the Cross Bay Ferry docked at the Tampa Convention Center in November 2020. Local governments have been subsidizing the ferry since its pilot season in 2017.
  7. An image from a Tampa Police Department video posted to Facebook shows the aftermath of a police pursuit on March 12 that ended with a stolen Nissan pickup crashing into a Honda Civic, killing 44-year-old Maria Del Carmen Torres. Tampa police Chief Mary O'Connor said the pursuit appeared to be in line with the department's policy because the truck was suspected of being used in at least one auto burglary.
  8. A scooter driver died in Florida Saturday when she went around lowered crossing gates and struck a passing Brightline train. This is a photo of a Brightline train from 2019.
  9. Two people were killed, including a 19-year-old Spring Hill woman, in a four-vehicle collision in Sumter County on Friday, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.
  10. A 39-year-old motorcyclist was killed Friday night in a crash on 38th Street North.
  11. A traveler checks out the departures monitors at Tampa International Airport. Airlines have canceled over 3500 flights over the weekend due to weather and staffing issues, Monday, April 4, 2022 in Tampa.
  12. Michael Jones, 31, was arrested Wednesday morning on charges of DUI manslaughter and DUI with serious injury, the Florida Highway Patrol says.
  13. Todd Wilson, a safety instructor with Tampa Motorcycle Training, poses for a portrait on April 26 in Wesley Chapel.
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  15. The Hillsborough County Commission on Wednesday will consider allocating $20 million from the federal American Rescue Plan Act toward sidewalks construction. Three-quarters of the money will be earmarked for low- and moderate-income areas.
  16. Traffic starts to build on the westbound lane of State Road 56 as the state opened the long-awaited diverging diamond Interchange at Interstate 75 and SR 56 on Sunday.
  17. The intersection of Culbreath Road and Natures Way Blvd. where a fatal crash took place Friday morning. The intersection is near Alafia Elementary School.
  18. Ford Motor Co. is recalling more than a quarter-million Explorer SUVs in the U.S. because they can roll away unexpectedly while shifted into park.
  19. Activists congregate during a protest against Big Oil on April 26 in front of a Mobil gas station on Fowler Avenue in Tampa. The group gathered at the prominent corner across from the University of South Florida campus to stand against increasing gas prices fueling the oil and gas industry’s record profits and to demand that Tampa Congresswoman Kathy Castor take federal action.
  20. An aerial view looking south on Interstate 275 towards Interstate 4 and downtown Tampa from just south of the Hillsborough Avenue exit in Tampa. In October, The state Department of Transportation and a contractor began adding one lane in each direction on Interstate 275 from north of the I-4 interchange to Hillsborough Avenue. It's a nearly five-year projects costing $85 million.
  21. Tampa International Airport is in the midst of updating its master plan for expansion and growth. Updated passenger projections, approved last week by the Federal Aviation Administration, will shape updates to the airport’s long-range master plan, including a new airside terminal and potentially a new runway.
  22. Two central Florida teens died when they were ejected from a vehicle that hit a tree, troopers said.
  23. A Proterra Catalyst 40-foot, zero-emission electric bus is seen at the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit's Metro Rapid bus stop at East Kennedy Boulevard and Pierce Street in 2018. The Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority board said Friday a proposed 41-mile bus rapid transit route from Wesley Chapel to St. Petersburg should be operated with electric buses.
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