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D7-TV: Courtney Campbell Trail Officially Open In District Seven

It all started with a simple request from the Courtney Campbell Causeway Scenic Highway Group to District Seven. The group had an idea for a bicycle and pedestrian trail along the Courtney Campbell Causeway (State Road 60) that would span across Tampa Bay and connect Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. On Monday, June 22, that idea … Continue reading

I-4 Connector Receives Distinguished Award

On April 21, 2015, ACEC (American Council of Engineering Companies) held the annual Engineering Excellence Awards Gala in Washington, D.C. to recognize the preeminent engineering achievements that occurred throughout the world in 2014. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) was honored in the Transportation-Highways category with the 2015 FICE (Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers) Engineering … Continue reading

Courtney Campbell Trail Coming Soon

By Randy Aebersold (Clearwater Construction) Get ready, because here it comes! In a few short weeks, the Courtney Campbell Trail will finally be open! At 12 feet in width and 10 plus miles in overall length, it will connect Pinellas County to Hillsborough County and have the added bonus of being right in the middle of … Continue reading

Kennedy Drawbridge Hits A Snag

On Tuesday, November 4, the Kennedy Drawbridge in downtown Tampa was shut down early in the morning hours when a cable connected to a drill rig snagged onto the bridge structure. The accident occurred when a tugboat veered too close to the edge of the open drawbridge. After realizing what happened, crews with the City … Continue reading

Bayway Bridge Opens With A Bash

On Friday, October 17, the District Seven office and the local communities of St. Petersburg and St. Pete Beach celebrated the completion of the Pinellas Bayway Bridge (SR 682) with the “Bayway Bridge Bash and 5K Run.” Highlighted by a sunset 5K run over the new bridge which concluded on St. Pete Beach, the event … Continue reading

USDOT Secretary Foxx Visits I-275

On Monday, May 19, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx visited the I-275 widening project, located right in the heart of the Tampa Bay region. Standing atop a construction site that will soon become interstate, Secretary Foxx spoke on the local and national importance of projects such as the I-275 widening, citing the need … Continue reading

Courtney Campbell Trail Bridge Earns Engineering Excellence Award

On April 29, District Seven’s Lee Royal had the opportunity to represent FDOT at the 2014 American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) black-tie gala awards program and dinner at The Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel in Washington, D.C. Royal, the district’s Government Liaison Administrator, was on hand with representatives from the Ayres … Continue reading

Bayway Bridge Crew Goes Above And Beyond

It’s always great to receive positive feedback from the community, especially when it comes to major construction projects. If you’ve been out to the Pinellas Bayway Bridge recently, you’ll notice that main bridge work is quickly drawing to a close and crews are out there making the most of their remaining time on the project. Terri McKaig, a resident … Continue reading

2013 Milestones: Courtney Campbell Trail Opening

On Saturday, November 16, the Florida Department of Transportation and District Seven celebrated the grand opening of the Courtney Campbell bicycle and pedestrian trail along the Courtney Campbell Causeway in Tampa. Gray skies and patches of rain couldn’t keep excited cyclists and joggers from braving the elements as FDOT District Seven Secretary Paul Steinman, Tampa Mayor … Continue reading

2103 Milestones: Run The Connector 5K

On Saturday, December 28, 2013,  the Florida Department of Transportation and the Tampa Port Authority came together to hold the commemorative “Run the Connector 5K” to celebrate the approaching opening of the I-4/Selmon Expressway Connector project in Tampa.  FDOT Secretary Ananth Prasad spoke to the over 1,000 runners and volunteers in attendance before heading over … Continue reading