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FDOT schedules hearings on replacement of Howard Frankland Bridge

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The Florida Department of Transportation has scheduled hearings in St. Petersburg and Tampa to give residents a chance to comment about plans to replace the northbound Howard Frankland Bridge. The span, which was reopened in January 1993, is nearing the end of its “serviceable life,” FDOT officials say. The FDOT is currently in the second phase of a long-range plan for replacing the bridge by conducting a comprehensive study that will help determine the location and conceptual design of feasible…

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5 things to look for in Bob Buckhorn’s State of Tampa address

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Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn is scheduled to give his State of the City this morning. Here are some things to look for in his speech. Transportation – In his 2014 speech, Buckhorn called for a funding referendum to support expanded bus service and light rail in Tampa, saying that the goal should be a referendum in the fall of 2016. With Hillsborough County Commissioners scheduled to vote on whether to do that later this month, undoubtedly the mayor will encourage not only…

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