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Traffic rerouted while crews fix broken water main

Traffic rerouted while crews fix broken water main

Tampa, FL -- Crews have closed down Habana Avenue between Virginia Avenue and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard while they work to repair a broken water main transmission.

All non-local traffic will be rerouted at the intersection of Habana and Virginia. Repairs are expected to be complete on Thursday, Aug. 25 by 3:30 p.m., and normal traffic patterns are expected to be in place by 7 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 29.

Barricades and signs will be located in the area to assist with traffic flow. Drivers should use alternate routes during this time.

Long-awaited traffic signal project begins

Long-awaited traffic signal project begins

The FishHawk area is finally getting a new traffic signal at the intersection of FishHawk Crossing and FishHawk Boulevard in Lithia.

Construction, that was initially delayed because a TECO power line at the intersection was too low, has started and is expected to be complete by mid-September...

Back to School Traffic: Be alert, drive with care

Back to School Traffic: Be alert, drive with care

Hillsborough County, FL -- The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office wants to remind residents that beginning tomorrow morning, Aug. 23, Hillsborough County roadways will be heavy with traffic as children return to school.

And since the state of Florida does not provide bus transportation for school children who live within a two-mile radius of their school drivers need to more alert and drive with care as students take back to the streets.

Drivers should be especially cautious as they approach intersections, with or without marked crosswalks, and pay particular attention to those areas that are designated as school crossings with the bright yellow signs.

Gas prices fall again this week

Gas prices fall again this week

Tampa, FL -- Average retail gasoline prices in Tampa fell by 3.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.47/g yesterday.

This compares with the national average that decreased by 1.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.58/g, according to gasoline price website TampaGasPrices.com.

"Although crude oil ended another volatile week on the upswing, rising from $79 to settle just above $82 per barrel at Friday's close, overall demand for gasoline is not likely to increase any time soon and we should not be surprised to see crude oil slip to the mid-70s this week as the price at the pump edges lower too," Gregg Laskoski, GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst said in a release.

Public meeting to discuss Platt Street Bridge closure

Public meeting to discuss Platt Street Bridge closure

Tampa, FL -- Join Hillsborough County and the City of Tampa for a Community Information Open House Meeting on Monday, Aug. 22, to discuss the upcoming temporary closure of the Platt Street Bridge. The Open House will start at 6 p.m.

At the Open House, citizens will be able to hear a briefing and visit information stations to find alternate commuting options and to provide comment.

The Bridge closure is scheduled to start in October 2011 and is scheduled to last 105 days. The closure is necessary as part of the required rehabilitation of the bridge to allow the contractor to open the drawbridge and perform replacement work on its components.

Gas prices going down

Gas prices going down

Plant City -- What a difference a week makes. Just last week we were looking at prices that were inching closer and closer to $4 a gallon.

This week things have backed off a bit. In some places gas is between five and ten cents cheaper. That adds up if you're filling up your tank for the weekend.

Some of the cheapest prices in town right now are at the RaceTrac on East State Road 60 and Turkey Creek Road. A gallon of regular is $3.42.

Police begin Labor Day Crackdown

Police begin Labor Day Crackdown

Temple Terrace, FL -- The Temple Terrace Police Department are participating in a Labor Day Crackdown program to curb impaired driving for the next two weeks.

This special police initiative, starting Friday, Aug. 19 through Sept. 5, will spearhead a public education campaign to warn against the dangers of impaired driving.

The department also said they will be deploying additional patrol units and roadside safety checkpoints to get impaired drivers off the road.