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Lane Closures on I-4 Ramps to I-75 in Tampa

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following I-4 construction and maintenance activities in the Tampa bay area thru Saturday, February 3, 2018

  • Tampa – One to two lanes may be closed on northbound I-75 from I-4 (Exit 261) to the Tampa Bypass Canal (south of Fowler Avenue/Exit 265) between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday (January 28 – February 1) nights.
  • Tampa – One lane may be closed and controlled by flagging operations on Sligh Avenue under the I-4/I-75 interchange area any time of the day Monday through Saturday (January 29 – February 3).

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I-4 Ramps to I-75 to Close Sunday Night

The Florida Department of Transportation reports that the westbound I-4 Exit 9 ramp onto northbound I-75 will be closed between 9:00 p.m. Sunday (January 14) and 6:00 a.m. Monday (January 15).

DETOUR: Bear left at the ramp split to go south on I-75, use Exit 260 to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard/SR 574, turn left at the top of the ramp and go east on SR 574 over I-75, then turn left and enter northbound I-75.

Additionally, one to two lanes may be closed on northbound I-75 from I-4 (Exit 261) to the Tampa Bypass Canal (south of Fowler Avenue/Exit 265) between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Sunday through Thursday (January 14 -18) nights.

 


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Vanishing Point Slides Into Adventure Island in 2018

Guests are in for the slide of their lives when Adventure Island® Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s new epic drop slide, Vanish Point®, opens in March 2018.

Inspired by the point on a wave where water and gravity form a perfect partnership, the crest of this 70-foot tower challenges you with two 425 ft. wave paths. Step into one of two skyboxes, and face your fears as the floor disappears beneath you. Or, get horizontal on a 455-foot long slide ending with a high speed finale.

“These unique ride paths give guests options on how they want their thrills delivered,” said Stewart Clark, president of Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay and Adventure Island. “Whether you choose to have the floor drop from beneath your feet, or race to the bottom on a looped slide, the only way down once you get to the top is a wild ride that gets your heart pumping.”

Located right across the street from Busch Gardens, Adventure Island is the ultimate combination of high-speed thrills and tropical, tranquil surroundings for guests of all ages. Within a soothing Key West atmosphere, guests enjoy slides, corkscrews, water falls, a wave pool, children’s water playground and other family attractions.

Vanish Point will be located at the center of the park next to another family-favorite thrill slide, Colossal Curl™.

Construction on Vanish Point will begin in the coming weeks, and the ride is expected to be completed to kick off the 2018 season for Adventure Island.


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Roaring Springs Splashes Into Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo

Following an exciting record year full of new unforgettable natural connections, signature experiences, and entertaining seasonal events, Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is excited to announce the Zoo’s most thrilling expansion to date with the launch of Roaring Springs – a wild, new water adventure, presented by Pinch A Penny.

Roaring Springs will allow guests of all ages to discover a hidden part of Florida full of adventure and thrills. Explorers will board a boat and gently drift along a crystal-clear spring, surrounded by native landscape and wildlife. The journey takes a sudden turn when the elevation drops. Guests will feel a rush of adrenaline as they experience a 3-story splashdown. The less adventurous can revel in a rip-roaring splash on the Canopy Walk, overseeing the attraction.

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Best, Worst Times to Travel This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and this year traffic may prove to be a record breaker.

Traveling I-4 can be a real pain with heavy traffic and plenty of short tempers. Here are a few tips to help make your Thanksgiving holiday voyage less stressful:

Getting There:

  • The absolute worst time to get on the road is the day before Thanksgiving (Wednesday, November 22) and if you leave in mid-afternoon (3:00 p.m.) you definitely won’t be a happy camper once you get there.
  • If you have no choice but to leave on Wednesday, make it as early as possible. Start you trip no later than 6:00 a.m. to avoid traffic delays.
  • The Sunday before Thanksgiving (November 19) is the best day to leave for your Thanksgiving road trip, the earlier, the better.
  • Thanksgiving morning is also a good time to leave, the earlier , the better.

Returning Home:

  • The day after Thanksgiving (Friday, November 24) before 6:00 a.m. is the best day and time to return from your Thanksgiving trip.
  • Saturday and Sunday (November 25 and 26) late afternoon are the worst days and times to return from your Thanksgiving road trip. Avoid being on the road between 11:00 a.m and 6:00 p.m. Traffic will be heavy during those times.
  • If you have no choice but to leave on Saturday, try leaving as early as possible (before 6 a.m.) to avoid traffic delays.

Depending on where you’re heading, and how long the trip will be, you might be able to schedule the time when you are on the road to at avoid the worst of it.

Adjust your schedule or route and consider these options:

  • Take a bypass route around large cities
  • Tune to a radio station and monitor the traffic reports
  • If you have mobile access, Use live-traffic-reports.com to monitor traffic
  • Stop at a rest area if headed into heavy traffic and wait until the worst of it has subsided
  • Avoid shopping districts (Black Friday is usually gridlocked around major shopping areas)

Drive responsibly and have a safe trip!


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I-4 Construction Requires Lane Closures in Tampa Bay Area

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following I-4 construction and maintenance projects in the Tampa Bay area that may impact travelers, through November 4, 2017:

  • Tampa – The right lane may be closed on the westbound I-4 ramp to I-75 (Exit 9) between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Sunday through Thursday (October 29 – November 2) nights.
  • Tampa – One lane may be closed and controlled by flagging operations on Sligh Avenue under the I-4/I-75 interchange area any time of the day or night Friday and Saturday (October 27 and 28) and Monday through Saturday (October 30 – November 4).

For more I-4 construction information, visit www.i4exitguide.com, the Internet’s largest and most complete website devoted to Interstate 4. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit from Tampa to Daytona!

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Florida DOT Implements Limited Emergency Shoulder Use for Hurricane

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), working with the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), has implemented a limited Emergency Shoulder Use (ESU) plan for Hurricane Irma evacuations on I-4 from 50th Street in Tampa to east of SR 429/Western Beltway in Orlando. This plan is anticipated to assist the large number of motorists evacuating from Florida’s west coast. Motorists may only use the left shoulder when directed by law enforcement and highway signs.

  • There is no contraflow or one-way operation in use on Florida state roadways
  • No other state roadways are currently approved for shoulder use
  • Although there are heavy pockets of evacuation traffic in some areas; traffic is flowing on this section of roadway
  • Law enforcement urges motorists to use caution when driving on the shoulder – right shoulder use is prohibited
  • FDOT has 13 Traffic Management Centers where hundreds of DOT workers are monitoring traffic cameras 24/7 to ensure traffic flows continue and evacuations proceed without interruption.

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I-4 Ramps to I-75 Closed, Detour Outlined

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following traffic impacts associated with I-4 construction in the Tampa Bay area this week.

  • One lane may be closed and controlled by flagging operations on Sligh Avenue under the I-4/I-75 interchange area any time of the day or night Monday through Saturday (August 7 – 12).
  • The right lane may be closed on northbound I-75 from I-4 (Exit 261) to the Tampa Bypass Canal (about 2 miles north of I-4 and south of Fowler Avenue/Exit 265) between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Monday through Thursday (August 7 – 10) nights.
  • The westbound I-4 Exit 9 ramp onto southbound I-75 will be closed between 9:00 p.m. Monday, August 7 and 5:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 8. The closure could change to other nights for weather or other reasons, so be prepared for possible detours Tuesday or Wednesday nights.
    DETOUR: Continue west on I-4 and use Exit 7 to southbound US 301. After crossing over I-4, veer right onto the “loop” ramp onto eastbound I-4. Use eastbound I-4 Exit 9 to southbound I-75.

For more I-4 construction information, visit www.i4exitguide.com, the Internet’s largest and most complete website devoted to Interstate 4. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit from Tampa to Daytona!

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I-4 Ramps from I-75 to Close Next Week

The Florida Department of Transportation reports that the northbound I-75 exit ramp (Exit 261) onto westbound I-4 will be closed between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday (July 5 and 6) nights.

DETOUR: Drivers will directed onto eastbound I-4 to use Exit 10 (CR 579), turn left at the top of the ramp onto northbound CR 579, cross over I-4, then turn left to enter westbound I-4.

Additionally, one lane may be closed and controlled by flagging operations on Sligh Avenue under the I-4/I-75 interchange area any time of the day or night Wednesday through Friday (July 5 – 7).


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Lane Closures for I-4 Construction in Tampa

The Florida Department of Transportation reports the following scheduled lane closures associated with I-4 construction and maintenance in the Tampa Bay area.

  • Tampa: The right lane will be closed on westbound I-4 between 50th Street (Exit 3) and 21st/22nd streets (Exit 1) between 9:00 p.m. Thursday, June 8 and 4:00 a.m. Friday, June 9.
  • Tampa: One lane may be closed and controlled by flagging operations on Sligh Avenue under the I-4/I-75 interchange area any time of the day or night through Saturday (June 5 – 10).
  • Tampa: Sligh Avenue will be closed under I-75 (west of Williams Road to west of I-75) from 5:00 a.m. Saturday, June 3 to 6:00 a.m. Monday, June 5.
    • WESTBOUND Sligh Avenue DETOUR: Go south on Williams Road, turn right and go west on US 92 into the US 301/I-4 interchange. Go north on US 301 then turn right onto Sligh Avenue. Turn right onto Eureka Springs Road and go east to Sligh Avenue.
    • EASTBOUND Sligh Avenue DETOUR: Go west on Eureka Springs Road. Turn left onto Sligh Avenue and go west to US 301. Turn left and go south on US 301 to the “loop” ramp towards eastbound I-4. At the split onto I-4, stay right and go east on US 92. Turn left onto Williams Road and go north to Sligh Avenue.

For more I-4 construction information, visit www.i4exitguide.com, the Internet’s largest and most complete website devoted to Interstate 4. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit from Tampa to Daytona!

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