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Traffic pattern alert for Bruce B. Downs

Traffic pattern alert for Bruce B. Downs

Tampa, FL -- From Hunters Green to I-75 SB ramp, southbound traffic has now made the shift to the new lanes while shifts toward the northbound lanes.


In about two weeks, northbound traffic will be switched from Richmond Place to Hunters Green to the eastern portion of the widened bridge going over Trout Creek. 


This is important as residents of Richmond Place will only be allowed to make right turns out of the subdivision and no longer make left turns for northbound travel.

Reminder: Be wary driving in this intersection

Reminder: Be wary driving in this intersection

Tampa, FL -- If you frequently make the trip south down Bruce B. Downs toward USF, one intersection along the way could cost you a hefty ticket if not paying attention.


The intersection of Bruce B. Downs and Fletcher Avenue has red light traffic cameras ready to snap a picture of you and your vehicle if you run the red light, followed by a sizeable citation of $158 dollars.


Of all the red light traffic cameras in the city, the one at Fletcher and Bruce B. Downs led the way in 2010 with 7,762 citations.  There was a -3% decline in traffic accidents compared to 2009 at this intersection.

DUI checkpoint for Friday

DUI checkpoint for Friday

Temple Terrace, FL -- The Temple Terrace Police Department is hosting a multi-agency Comprehensive Roadside Safety Checkpoint this Friday night starting at 10 p.m.

The checkpoint location is on 56th Street, just north of Fowler Avenue. The safety effort will include the Temple Terrace Police Department, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office and the University of South Florida Police Department.

The goal of Friday night’s checkpoint is to reduce the number of alcohol-related crashes, injuries and fatalities on Florida roadways by conducting high-visibility enforcement operations and increasing public awareness of the state’s DUI-related incidents.

Officials say immediately following the checkpoint, around midnight, agencies will begin saturation DUI patrol of the area until about 4 a.m.

Shop & drive

Shop & drive

Tampa, FL -- This weekend, shoppers at International Plaza will also get the chance to test drive an elecric car.

The Nissan LEAF will be available for test drive on Saturday and Sunday.

Shoppers hoping to test drive the LEAF must register here.

Sheldon Road repair to be completed on Tuesday

Sheldon Road repair to be completed on Tuesday

Tampa, FL --  If you've been detoured because of the repair work on Sheldon Road near the main entrance of Westchase, the wait to get through is about over. 

Hillsborough County Public Works tells 10 News it expects repair work to be complete by Tuesday.

In the meantime, traffic is being detoured up Old Linebaugh Avenue.

Michelle Van Dyke with Public Works says a contractor accidentally punctured a sewage force main on Thursday. 

While the line was repaired on the same day, Van Dyke says the water that collected underneath the roadway eroded the road bed so workers had to rip up the asphalt to replace it.

 

 

Free classic car and truck show in Riverview Saturday!

Free classic car and truck show in Riverview Saturday!

Riverview, FL -- There's a free classic car and truck show in Riverview on Saturday, Jan. 29 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.


It's being held at Winthrop Plaza which is near the corner of Providence Road and Bloomingdale Avenue in Riverview.


Organizers say the event is open to the public and families are welcome.

Parking Guidlines for Gasparilla and Pirate Fest in Downtown

Parking Guidlines for Gasparilla and Pirate Fest in Downtown

Tampa, FL --If you're planning on parking in downtown Tampa for the Gasparilla parade and Pirate Fest on Saturday, Jan. 29, the city has guidelines for parking downtown.


Tampa Convention Center Garage located at Tampa Street & Brorein Street, will open at 5:00 a.m. with a charge of $10 that must be paid as the vehicle enters.


There are several Crosstown Parking Lots located beneath the elevated Crosstown Expressway.