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. Jeffrey Wilson, shown in this photo posted on the Freedom Elementary School Facebook page, was critically injured when he was hit by a car in downtown St. Petersburg on Saturday. Police said he was pronounced dead on Tuesday.
  2. Eddie Leonard commutes to a meeting from his downtown Tampa condo on his new e-bike.
  3. Drivers negotiate Drew Street in Clearwater, where the state is planning an overhaul that will eliminate a travel lane and add a center turn lane on portion of the road to address safety concerns. But business leaders and some city officials have questions about how the project will affect traffic flow.
  4. 18-year-old Savion Griggs, left, and 17-year-old Zi'yon Walter each face two counts of vehicular homicide in a crash Sunday that killed two other teens. Speed is believed to be a factor in the fatal crash.
  5. With the Tampa skyline as backdrop, one of Clint Bertucci’s golf cart tours heads toward Armature Works in the Heights District.
  6. Route maintenance attendant Tashika Washington cleans a bus stop near the intersection of North 22nd Street and East Chelsea Street on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, in Tampa.
  7. Tampa Mayor Jane Castor speaks during a Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority board meeting March 6 in Tampa. Castor picked recently elected City Council member Gwendolyn “Gwen” Henderson for the four-year board seat.
  8. Cruz Cervantes-Garcia, 29, and his sister, Jasmin Cervantes-Garcia, 13, laugh together at their home on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Wimauma.
  9. Tampa Bay police departments said they are not currently conducting traffic stops to check driver’s licenses despite Florida’s new immigration law, which will not recognize documents issued by other states to those without legal status. Here, Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister speaks to reporters on Sept. 14 in Tampa.
  10. "The city has built some good stuff but it is not well connected," Christine Acosta said of Tampa's cycling infrastructure. "It’s almost like being in a beautiful place, like a tropical island, and then all of a sudden you’re at a cliff — in real peril, in real danger."
  11. Over a hundred people gathered during an Immigration Town Hall questions and answers session on Thursday, May 11, 2023 in Tampa.
  12. The Hillsborough Transportation Planning Organization — elected and appointed officials overseeing transportation planning in the county — on Wednesday agreed to participate in a state-mandated study of combining the panel with its counterparts in Pasco and Pinellas counties.
  13. An April 14, 2021, drone image shows a partially drained wastewater reservoir at Piney Point, with Tampa Bay visible in the distance. Florida may begin to study whether a radioactive waste byproduct of fertilizer production, phosphogypsum, can be used to help build roads, under a bill passed by the state Legislature in May 2023. A March 2021 leak at Piney Point resulted in the release of an estimated 215 million gallons of polluted water into Tampa Bay and caused massive fish kills.
  14. This fountain at Interstate 4 in Ybor City costs $100,000 a year to run. It will soon become something else.
  15. Protestors rally at Lake Eola Park in Orlando on Monday, May 1, 2023. Hundreds gathered to protest, among other things, the immigration bill working its way through congress.
  16. The Florida Legislature failed to agree on how to refund nearly $570 million collected by the Hillsborough transportation sales tax. It was approved by voters in 2018, but voided by the Florida Supreme Court in a February 2021 ruling. [Tampa Bay Times (2018)]
  17. Board members talk to each other during a special meeting to discuss the future of HART CEO Adelee Le Grand at the HART administrative headquarters on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, in Tampa.
  18. Keith Anderson, left, project superintendent with Archer Western and Taylor Brothers, speaks with Mark Monreal, project executive at The Walsh Group - Walsh Construction & Archer Western, on-site as construction continues on the new Howard Frankland Bridge.
  19. The are millions of dollars set aside for legal fees in the plan to refund the nearly $570 million collected by the 2018 voter-approved transportation sales tax that was later voided by the Florida Supreme Court. [Times (2018)}
  20. Luis Cosme, a Lakeland resident who works in Tampa, helps direct a caravan rally of about 200 vehicles outside Tampa International Airport on Friday to launch a Florida guild of Uber and Lyft drivers. One of the things they're advocating for is better protections for drivers.
  21. Drivers negotiate Drew Street between Highland Avenue and Betty Lane Wednesday, April 5, 2023 in Clearwater.
  22. The City of Tampa government is considering paving Seventh  Ave. in Ybor City with bricks.
  23. Lime debuted its electric bike program in St. Petersburg on April 26, 2023.
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