Saturday, March 30, 2013
The Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority is getting ready to host a series of town hall-style meetings over the phone.
Want to have your say on the future of transportation in the Land O' Lakes area and the entire Tampa Bay region? All you’ve got to do is pick up the phone and make a call on April 3. That’s when the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority, or TBARTA for short, plans to host a town hall-style telephone meeting with Pasco County residents. The meetings are meant to provide residents throughout the region with an opportunity to talk about such things as the future of transportation, the Regional Transportation Master Plan and priority projects coming up, according to a media release from the agency. TBARTA was formed by the state Legislature in 2007 to create and implement a master transportation plan for the seven counties it serves…
Friday, March 15, 2013
The Florida Department of Transportation is slowing traffic between Interstate 4 and Bruce B. Downs March 15-16 so it can install a sign.
Land O' Lakes area motorists might want to avoid Interstate 75 in the wee hours of Friday, March 15 if they can. The Florida Department of Transportation has announced that it’s going to pace traffic around 15 mph on northbound I-75 from just north of Interstate 4 to just south of Bruce B. Downs Boulevard. The pacing is planned to begin late Friday night and continue through about 4 a.m. Saturday, March 16. Local law enforcement officers will be on hand to help with the pacing. Traffic also won’t be allowed to get onto northbound I-75 at either Fowler or Fletcher avenues “until the front of the traffic pacing has passed the entrance ramps,” a FDOT media release states. “Delays of around 20-30 minutes can be expected on northbound I-75 and …
Monday, February 4, 2013
The Florida Highway Patrol will be on the lookout for vehicles with faulty equipment.
Forgot to renew your driver's license? Hoping to get by driving on those questionable brakes a few more weeks? Now is the time to tackle these jobs, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Troopers will be on the lookout throughout the month of February for vehicles that have safety equipment problems and drivers who get behind the wheel without valid licenses. According to FHP spokesman Sgt. Steve Gaskins, Troopers will set up checkpoints throughout the month. Some of the checkpoint locations will be in the Land O' Lakes area. “The patrol has found these checkpoints to be an effective means of enforcing the equipment and driver license laws of Florida while ensuring the protection of all motorists,” Gaskins wrote in an email. He says …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Motorists will need to take a detour, according to the FDOT.
I-75 motorists traveling through Wesley Chapel in the wee hours Saturday may want to consider another option. According to the Florida Department of Transportation, southbound I-75 exit #275 to State Route 56 will be closed from 12:01 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. on Jan. 14. Here is the FDOT's suggested detour: Use Exit #279, turn left and go east on County Road 54, then turn right and go south on Bruce B. Downs Boulevard to State Road 56.
Sunday, January 6, 2013
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Before you head out on the roads, be sure to check in with Land O' Lakes Patch's Traffic & Gas feature. Powered by Mapquest, our Traffic & Gas page brings you a live look at the roads in Pasco County and all around Tampa Bay. It will show you any major backups, construction projects or which roads to avoid as you make your daily commute. The page also brings you the cheapest gas prices found at pumps around town. You can visit the Traffic & Gas page anytime, just click the "More Stuff" tab at the top of the Patch homepage, then select "Commute." Check in regularly before you head out to the highway, and hopefully we'll save you a few minutes off your commute or a few bucks off your gas bill. It's all part of Patch's goal to make your life …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Check out what this reader had to say about the roads in the area.
We appreciate our readers and their contributions to the conversations on Patch. Last week we asked which roads in Land O' Lakes concerned you most, and Bill shared his thoughts. Here is an excerpt from his comments. US 41 and SR 54 are without a doubt the two most dangerous roads in the Land O Lakes area. I personally feel the danger arises not so much from speeding as from reckless, intolerant driving practices of drivers. One often feels they're competing on the NASCAR circuit while driving these roads. Do you agree? And are there other roads in the area that concern you? Thanks for sharing your views on Patch, Bill!
Monday, December 3, 2012
The collision occurred early Monday morning at Sunterra Drive and Land O’ Lakes Boulevard.
Two people are reported dead after Monday morning traffic accident involving four cars at Sunterra Drive and Land O’ Lakes Boulevard. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, A 1991 Chevy S-10 was traveling northbound on Land O' Lakes Boulevard at about 7:35 a.m. when the vehicle traveled into the southbound lane for an "unknown reason," into the path of a 1994 Ford F-150 driven by Jeffrey Makc Osborne, 43, of Spring Hill. Osborne turned onto the west shoulder of the highway to avoid a collision with the S-10. The undercarriage of his vehicle struck fiber optic cables and came to a rest, according to the report. The S-10 continued traveling north in the southbound lane and collided head-on with a 2007 Mitsubishi Gallant. Bradford Lee Ball…
The crashes are causing traffic delays along State Road 52 and Land O’ Lakes Boulevard.
The Monday morning commute might take a little longer today due to two accidents that are causing traffic delays in Land O’ Lakes. While few details are available about either crash, the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office is saying that accidents are causing problems along both State Road 52 and Land O’ Lakes Boulevard. The State Road 52 accident is a “rollover” near Kent Groves that is causing a backup, the sheriff’s office said on its Facebook page. There is also an accident with injuries at Sunterra Drive and Land O’ Lakes Boulevard. This crash has part of the road blocked and injuries have been reported. The sheriff’s office is urging motorists to use caution in this area and says that the road block is likely to continue for some time. …
Sunday, October 7, 2012
The accident happened Saturday night.
A 22-year-old Land O' Lakes man is dead after a collision on State Road 54 Saturday night. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Kayla Ashton Ceglenski, 20 of Helena, Montana was traveling eastbound in the left turn lane at about 10:56 p.m. When she attempted to make a U-turn, she pulled directly in front of a 2005 Suzuki GX driven by Robert Adam Szymanowski III of Land O' Lakes, according to the report. Szymanowski was unable to avoid the collision and hit the right front side of Ceglenski's 1999 Ford Explorer, coming to a final rest facing east in the center lane of Stat Road 54. Ceglenski had a passenger in her vehicle, Krystin Lynn Dodson, 21, of Defuniak Springs. The FHP report did not indicate any injuries to Ceglenski or …
Monday, July 9, 2012
Southbound I-75 exit 275 to SR 56 also will be closed Tuesday, according to the Florida Department of Transportation.
I-75 Widening from State Road 56 to County Road 54 One lane may be closed in either direction of I-75 from State Road 56 (exit 275) to north of County Road 54 (Exit 279) from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. from July 9 to July 13. Southbound I-75 Exit 275 to be closed early Tuesday The southbound I-75 Exit 275 to State Road 56 will be closed from 12:01 a.m. to 4 a.m. on Tuesday, July 10. DETOUR: Exit at County Road 54 (Exit 279), turn left and go east to Bruce B. Downs Boulevard, turn right and go south on Bruce B. Downs to State Road 56.