TAMPA - WEEKEND CONSTRUCTION ALERT: The eastbound SR-60/southbound Memorial Hwy ramp to southbound I-275 (onto the Howard Frankland Bridge towards St. Petersburg) will be closed from 7 AM to 5 PM Saturday and Sunday. DETOUR: Continue under I-275, turn right onto Kennedy Boulevard (at the traffic signal by Westshore Plaza) and continue to the end and use the Kennedy Boulevard ramp to southbound I-275.
FRIDAY AM DRIVE RECAP:
9:00 -- I-275 TAMPA: All lanes back open SB past Himes.
8:52 -- I-4 WESTBOUND SLOW at the junction with 275 in downtown Tampa. There's a crash on SB 275 past Himes that's jamming up the junction.
8:51 -- BRANDON: Stalled car on Brandon Blvd/60 @ Parsons Ave
8:42 -- I-275 TAMPA: Crash blocking 2 right lanes of SB 275 approaching Dale Mabry Hwy. (past the Himes/Howard/Armenia exit). Slow out of downtown!
8:29 -- PINELLAS PARK: Crash with lanes blocked on EB Park Blvd @ US-19
8:14 -- NEW PORT RICHEY: Crash on Little Rd @ Mitchell Blvd. No reported roadblock.
8:12 -- OLDSMAR: Crash on Tampa Rd east of Forest Lakes @ Myrtle Lane
8:10 -- SELMON EXPRESSWAY: Crash blocking lanes WB near 78th Street
8:09 -- E TAMPA: Crash with injuries on MLK west of Falkenburg Rd @ Riga Blvd.
8:07 -- SEMINOLE: Crash on Concept Blvd & Bryan Dairy Rd. EMS on scene.
7:57 -- PALM HARBOR: Crash reported at McMullen Booth Rd & Tampa Rd
7:52 -- PLANT CITY UPDATE: Crash blocking SB SR-39/Redman at SR-60. EMS on scene. Local detour around it. Partial roadblock on 60 but no delays.
7:38 -- PLANT CITY: Report of crash w/roadblock and a malfunctioning traffic signal at SR-60 & SR-39/Redman Pkwy. Captain Al heading there.
7:22 -- SEFFNER: Capt Al is over the downed tree... and it is NOT on US-92. It's on Pine St, south of 92. 92 is fine.
7:18 -- I-75 TAMPA: Accident reported northbound at Exit 265/Fowler Ave. No initial reports of roadblock.
7:10 -- I-75 HILLSBOROUGH UPDATE: Pick-up spun out into median SB approaching SR-674. No roadblock, no delays.
6:50 -- SEFFNER: Tree down on US-92 & Pine Street, between 579 & Parsons Ave.
6:48 -- I-75 HILLSBOROUGH CO: Crash with injuries reported southbound at MM 242, two miles south of Sun City Center/674
6:44 -- TAMPA/LOWRY PARK ZOO AREA: Accident on North Blvd & Busch Blvd.
6:42 -- TAMPA: Accident on Hillsborough Ave & Anderson Rd, east of Veterans Exwy (north side of Tampa International Airport)
6:32 -- HOWARD FRANKLAND UPDATE: Wasn't a stalled car - was FHP sitting there. LOL. He's gone now.
6:25 -- HOWARD FRANKLAND: Stalled (?) car EB (NB I-275) approaching the hump. Remember, if you have traffic trouble on the HFB call *347 for help.
6:18 -- VETERANS EXWY: "Debris" reported on SB Veterans at the exit to Hillsborough Ave.
6:16 -- PINELLAS PARK: EMS working accident on 102nd Ave N & 66th St.
6:13 -- I-75 drive time southbound from SR-56 north of the Apex to I-4 = 14 minutes.
6:01 -- US-19 DRIVE TIME between Tampa Rd and Park Blvd/Gandy = 21 minutes
6:00 -- I-4 DRIVE TIME between US-27 and I-75 = 43 minutes.
5:24 -- SUNCOAST PKWY/VETERANS EXWY drive time southbound from SR-54 to I-275 exit ramps = 17 minutes.
5:20 -- Interstates and bridges are accident and delay free!
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