Four bridges in the Island Estates community of Clearwater are being replaced, and five others are being worked on for minor issues. The $3.6 million project started when someone kayaking under one of the bridges noticed degrading concrete and reported it to the city.
St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport is taking off with its plans for a bigger and better airport by adding 12,000-square-feet of space around gates seven through 10, renovating retail and food and beverage concessions, and adding a new children's play area.
The City of Clearwater announces the opening of a new path for bicyclists and pedestrians along Bayshore Boulevard. The trail connects the Courtney Campbell Causeway to Team Wilson Trail at Del Oro Park. This is one of many trails the city plans to construct in order to provide alternative modes of transportation and recreation.
Tampa International Airport is undergoing a $953-million renovation which includes adding 65 new shops and restaurants. Approximately 40-percent of the restaurants are local, includiing Columbia, Cigar City, RumFish Grill, Buddy Brew and the Café by Mise en Place.
HART and SPC students enrolled in the Sustainability Management program team up to find innovative solutions to reducing solid waste produced by HART.
The Courtney Campbell Causeway is lined with more palm trees as the FDOT includes the span in its Bold Beautification Program. Plans for more landscaping on the Pinellas side of the causeway are in the development stages.
Aging bridges catch the eye of Pinellas County officials as San Martin Bridge in St. Peterburg and the Dunedin Causeway meet and surpass their 50-year lifespans. Plans are in the study phase right now, however, construction could start as early as 2018 if funding is in place.
Niche, a national ranking website, lists Tampa Bay on five lists including best suburb to raise a family, buy a home and easiest commute. Rankings based on factors including schools, jobs and housing.
Cyclists, runners and pedestrians can more safely commute and take in the breathtaking views of Tampa Bay from the now complete Courtney Campbell Trail connecting Tampa and Clearwater.
The City of Clearwater aims to model the Westshore business district in Tampa in terms of economic development as it sets forth plans for the U.S. 19 corridor through Pinellas County.
A new 'quiet zone' will prevent trains from sounding horns in downtown Tampa as a result of the Florida Department of Transportation awarding the City of Tampa a $1.35 millon grant to create the 'quiet zone' along CSX railroad tracks throughout downtown Tampa.
Pinellas County bus riders have a new customer service center with the opening of the Pinellas Park Transit Center behind the Shoppes of Pinellas Park on 70th Avenue. Riders can buy tickets, figure out schedules or ask questions of PSTA employees.
The city of Tampa hopes to encourage economic development by sprucing up "gateways" along Hillsborough Avenue in Seminole Heights and Dale Mabry Highway, leading to MacDill Avenue. Landscape designs costing about $1 million will be spent.
Green is the color recommended by federal highway safety officials to mark off bike safety lanes. So, Tampa plans to stripe new green bike lanes as part of resurfacing projects on Cleveland and Platt Streets.
About 300,000 freight containers loaded with everything from tee shirts to televisions will pass through the terminal at the planned CSX Central Florida Logistics Center in Winter Haven. The terminal opened in April with about 30 employees. CSX officials say about 1,800 direct jobs and about 8,500 indirect jobs will be created in the next decades as warehouse, manufacturing and distribution facilities open on more than 930 acres surrounding the terminal.