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Ulmerton Road contractor walks; new firm takes over job

Ulmerton Road contractor walks; new firm takes over job

LARGO — Four years into a project to add extra lanes along a two-mile stretch of Ulmerton Road, the contractors have backed away from the job, citing financial problems.
Updated: 2 hours ago

NB ramp from Lois Avenue to I-275 opens in Tampa

Another milestone in the ongoing construction along Interstate-275 approaching downtown Tampa was completed today with the opening of the northbound ramp from Lois Avenue....
Published: 02/10/16
Fourth lane opens, detour ends on northbound I-275 into downtown Tampa

Fourth lane opens, detour ends on northbound I-275 into downtown Tampa

The northbound Interstate 275 bottleneck that has caused frustrating congestion since mid-January should end this morning with all four through lanes heading into downtown Tampa open for rush hour, transportation officials said....
Published: 02/08/16
Updated: 02/09/16
Truck towing crane hits overpass, closes north I-75 lanes in Pasco

Truck towing crane hits overpass, closes north I-75 lanes in Pasco

Northbound lanes of Interstate 75 in southern Pasco County were closed Monday evening when a truck towing a crane struck an overpass at Overpass Road, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Published: 02/08/16
Long delays on northbound I-275 should end Tuesday as new lanes open

Long delays on northbound I-275 should end Tuesday as new lanes open

TAMPA — The northbound Interstate 275 bottleneck that has caused frustrating congestion between Himes and Armenia avenues since mid January is expected to come to an end Tuesday morning when all four through lanes heading into downtown should ...
Published: 02/08/16
Cheap road trip? Map shows everywhere you can go from Tampa for $50

Cheap road trip? Map shows everywhere you can go from Tampa for $50

Ever feel like you can’t afford to get away?
Published: 02/08/16

Water main break closes Ashley turn lane downtown

The right turn lane on southbound Ashley Drive is closed from east Madison Street to east Kennedy Boulevard on Sunday night while the Tampa Water Department repairs a water main break.
Published: 02/07/16

Three children killed in head-on crash in Polk County

Three children died and two adults were in critical condition Saturday night after a head-on crash involving a Lincoln sedan and a Jeep SUV on rain-slicked Cypress Parkway in Poinciana, Polk County sheriff’s officials said.
Published: 02/07/16
Half-cent sales tax would rescue failing roadways — if voters give it thumbs up

Half-cent sales tax would rescue failing roadways — if voters give it thumbs up

TAMPA — Whenever a new levy is proposed, taxpayers ask first, “What’s in it for me?”
Published: 02/06/16
Updated: 02/07/16
Cooler weather slows work on U.S. 19

Cooler weather slows work on U.S. 19

HUDSON — Dodging orange-striped barrels marking lane closures, motorists driving on U.S. 19 north of State Road 52 might see a roadside sign that construction will conclude by summer 2015.
Published: 02/06/16