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Lane closures at I-75 in New Tampa

Lane closures at I-75 in New Tampa

New Tampa -- You will need to drive with caution on I-75 in the area of New Tampa tonight and Thursday night.

The Florida Department of Transportation announced one lane will be closed on northbound or southbound I-75 between Bruce B. Downs Boulevard (Exit 270) and State Road 56 (Exit 275) at the site of the New Tampa Boulevard Bridge construction.

The closure will be in effect on the nights of Tuesday, Jan. 17 through Thursday, Jan. 19.

Kennedy Blvd., Matanzas closings Jan. 10

Kennedy Blvd., Matanzas closings Jan. 10

Tampa, FL -- The Tampa Water Department has announced traffic at the intersection of Kennedy Boulevard and Matanzas Avenue will be affected temporarily by road closures this week while crews replace a 6' water valve.

The outside westbound lane on Kennedy will be closed between MacDill and Lincoln avenues beginning at 8 a.m. tomorrow, Jan. 10.  Traffic approaching this area on Kennedy will merge to the inside lane.

Additionally, Matanzas will be closed in both directions between Kennedy and North B Street.

Iran threats, employment numbers affect price at pump

Iran threats, employment numbers affect price at pump

Tampa, FL -- While retail gasoline prices already have consumers concerned about gas reaching $4 a gallon after the recent price jump last week, the new question is whether or not the national average will rise to $4.20 by spring or summer.

According to AAA Club South, while there’s the possibility pump prices could surpass $4 a gallon, it’s still too early to say exactly what the marquee will read four to six months down the road. 

Iran tensions result in higher prices at the pump

Iran tensions result in higher prices at the pump

Tampa, FL -- Motorists will start the New Year paying a national average of $3.27 a gallon for gasoline—nearly 20 cents more than they did on Jan.1, 2011, according to AAA Club South.

AAA reported retail gas prices increased throughout last week as tensions with Iran escalated and the country threatened to block the Strait of Hormuz, a major shipping channel for approximately one-fifth of the world's oil supply. The United States and Europe continue to discuss stricter sanctions on Iran to thwart their nuclear program. 

Gas prices to stay stable for now

Gas prices to stay stable for now

Tampa, FL -- AAA Club South reports retail gasoline prices remain stable as the price of a barrel of oil neared $100 again after multiple reports were released last week that showed positive acceleration for the U.S. economy.  Single-family home purchases rose in November to a seven-month high as U.S. unemployment claims fell by 4,000 to 364,000 last week, reported the U.S. Labor Department.

Total Wine & More giving away designated driver service rides

Total Wine & More giving away designated driver service rides

Tampa, FL -- While party-goers head out this holiday season to celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of another, Total Wine & More is giving away a 3-hour designated driver service ride each day for the rest of the month.

The retailer has partnered with BeMyDD to offer people a safe and convenient way to enjoy the holiday festivities.

Gas prices expected to fall through New Year

Gas prices expected to fall through New Year

Tampa, FL -- AAA Club South reports prices at the pump will continue to fall as motorists near the year-end travel holiday of Dec. 23 through Jan. 2. The downward trend is expected to continue into the New Year as oil prices drop below $95 a barrel.