Traffic blog for Monday, May 7: Ashley Drive in downtown Tampa to close today for three weeks

Ashley Drive will be closed at the CSX crossing

TAMPA - TRAFFIC ALERT: Ashley Dr. will be closed between Cass & Madison, starting Monday, for RR reconstruction. SB Ashley traffic will be detoured east on Cass to Tampa St. NB Ashley traffic will be detoured east on Madison to Florida Ave. DETOURS:

  • NB I-275 use Downtown West exit to Tampa St.
  • SB I-275 use Downtown East exit to Jefferson/Pierce
  • Howard Ave. or Florida Ave. (NB only) to access I-275
  • Kennedy Blvd/SR-60 or Selmon Expressway also are alternates.

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MONDAY MORNING RE-CAP:

9:05 -- DOWNTOWN TAMPA UPDATE: Per the City of Tampa, CSX crews are in the process of closing Ashley Drive, and I'd expect that the road will be shut down by lunchtime.

8:53 -- DOWNTOWN TAMPA: Ashley Dr is still open...

8:45 -- TAMPA/TOWN N COUNTRY: Traffic control detail on Memorial @ Webb

8:37 -- US-19 SOUTHBOUND has only minor delays past Gulf to Bay

8:29 -- CLEARWATER: Accident on Ulmerton Rd @ 49th St N. #FHP says no roadblock.

8:21 -- HOWARD FRANKLAND BRIDGE drive time from 4th St N in St. Pete to Westshore = 17 minutes.

8:12 -- I-4 WESTBOUND drive time from US-301 to the I-275 junction downtown = 11 minutes.

7:58 -- TAMPA UPDATE: Expect Florida Ave to be closed for awhile between Sligh & Hanna. This may be a fatal crash.

7:49 -- PINELLAS PARK: EMS responding to crash on Park Blvd & US-19

7:48 -- I-275 SOUTHBOUND drive time from Bearss to Dale Mabry = 25 minutes.

7:47 -- TAMPA/WESTCHASE: HCSO doing traffic control at Linebaugh & Montague.

7:38 -- TAMPA UPDATE: Florida Ave blocked in both directions between Sligh & Hanna due to rollover crash. Traffic detoured about a block. Nebraska or 275 also are alternates.

7:33 -- I-75 TAMPA: Report of vehicle fire NB south of Causeway Blvd. I checked my traffic cams & didn't see any issues.

7:27 -- TAMPA: Rollover crash on Florida south of Sligh at Lambright. Tampa fire/rescue on scene.

7:24 -- VETERANS EXWY DRIVE TIME southbound from Van Dyke 7:22 -- I-75 DRIVE TIME southbound between the Apex and I-4 = 34 minutes. Slow, BBD to Fowler.

7:18 -- PINELLAS PARK: School bus involved in accident on 88th Ave N @ 50th St. Students were on board but no injuries reported.

7:15 -- SEMINOLE: Fender bender on NB 113th St in front of Seminole Oaks Apts near 102nd Ave.

7:13 -- I-275 SOUTHBOUND slowing down between the I-4 junction and the Himes Ave exit in downtown Tampa.

7:11 -- PLANT CITY: Accident on the ramp from EB I-4 to County Line. No roadblock or delays per my #FDOT cameras.

6:57 -- DAVENPORT: Crash blocking SB US-27 @ Deen Still Rd per #FHP (Polk Co)

6:55 -- TAMPA: Crash on the Hillsborough ramp from SB 275. No impact on the interstate.

6:50 -- CLEARWATER: SB McMullen Booth & Curlew Rd. Crash w/roadblock reported.

6:45 -- ST. PETERSBURG: Crash on 37th Ave N & 25th St

6:36 -- DOWNTOWN TAMPA: Ashley Dr is still open!

6:29 -- I-75 TAMPA: Starting to see some visual delays SB near Fowler due to flashing lights on right shoulder. Earlier hit and run.

6:24 -- BRIDGES are looking good!

6:17 -- N TAMPA: Accident on ramp from Bearss to SB I-275. No delays right now.

6:03 -- I-75 TAMPA UPDATE: Hit and run SB is near Fowler Ave. One vehicle on right shoulder right now.

5:56 -- I-75 TAMPA: Hit and run reported SB in the construction zone south of Fletcher. No roadblock reported to #FHP.

5:43 -- PINELLAS County is accident free! US-19 drive time between Alderman Rd & Ulmerton Rd = 16 minutes.

5:23 -- CLEARWATER: Pinellas Fire/Rescue dispatched to Mease Countryside Hospital for fire alarm.

5:20 -- DOWNTOWN TAMPA: Tampa Street is OPEN. It was closed at the RR tracks along Polk for several weeks. Right now, Ashley Dr. is open too.

5:11 -- I-275 TAMPA: Crash NB near Bearss Ave. On right shoulder. Road Ranger on scene. No delays.

5:08 -- DOWNTOWN TAMPA: Per ABC Action News crew on scene, Ashley Drive is still OPEN.

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