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Hillsborough County lane closures for June 2 - June 8, 2013

Hillsborough County lane closures for June 2 - June 8, 2013

Hillsborough County, Florida-- The Florida Department of Transportation has announced its non-interstate lane closures for the week of June 2 through June 8 throughout Hillsborough County. 

Those who frequent the following roads should seek alternate routes, or plan for extra travel time:

Courtney Campbell Causeway (SR 60) between the Pinellas County Line and the Bayport Drive exit

HART: Ridership rates in April 2013 "record breaking"

HART: Ridership rates in April 2013 "record breaking"

Hillsborough County, Florida-- The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) says April 2013 now holds the record for the fourth highest ridership rate in all of HART's history! 

According to a release sent Thursday, April's bus ridership of 1,257,728 is a 6 percent increase from the 1,182,531 recorded riders in April 2012.

April 1st may have set the tone for the month's success, as HART reps say it saw the greatest daily ridership of the month with nearly 55,000 riders.

FDOT to present proposals for widening of SR 54 in Wesley Chapel

FDOT to present proposals for widening of SR 54 in Wesley Chapel

Wesley Chapel, Florida-- Commuters who often use SR 54 near Wesley Chapel are invited to The Florida Department of Transportation's presentation on thursday, during which District 7 will display recent development and design proposals for the widening of SR 54 from Curley Road to Morris Bridge Road.

FDOT officials say there will be no formal presentation, so attendees are welcome to arrive anytime between 5 and 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, to look over the proposals.

Water main break closes portion of W Tampa Bay Blvd.

Water main break closes portion of W Tampa Bay Blvd.

 

Tampa, Florida  -- The Tampa Water Department has closed both directions of North Habana Avenue between West Tampa Bay Boulevard and West Heiter Street so crews can repair a water line break.

Marked local detours are in place for all traffic approaching this area.

Resumption of normal traffic patterns are expected by 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, depending on weather conditions. Please use caution when traveling in this area. Drivers should seek alternate routes during this period.

Westshore: transit hub of the future?

Westshore: transit hub of the future?

Tampa, Florida -- Wouldn't it be interesting to see a monorail zipping through Westshore? Or maybe a high-speed train down the center of I-275? All of these ideas could become a reality if city and state leaders look to a big-city future.

The Westshore Business District could become a hub for the region's public transit system. This could include light rail, bus or rapid transit.

TBARTA invites you to talk transportation

TBARTA invites you to talk transportation

Tampa Bay, Florida--  The Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority (TBARTA) invites residents from seven local counties to join in upcoming talks about the region's future transportation plans and priorities.

TBARTA reps say they will host telephone "TownHall meetings" for 10 days starting Monday, April 1.

An automated system will call between 40,000 and 80,000 per night to extend an invite to the forum, and then TBARTA reps will take it from there to answer questions and respond to comments. 

Road closure date change: SR 56 entrance ramp on to SB I-75

Road closure date change: SR 56 entrance ramp on to SB I-75

Tampa, Florida-- The Florida Department of Transportation has canceled an Interstate 75 entrance ramp closure scheduled for March 27 - 28, and rescheduled it for April 2 and April 3. 

According to reports sent March 26, the State Road 56 entrance ramp onto southbound I-75 will now close from 10 p.m. Tuesday, April 2 to 5 a.m. Wednesday, April 3. The ramp could also close the same hours the following night if needed. 

Drivers in the area may use the following detour: