Traffic will be an absolute shitstorm in downtown Tampa this weekend

Take an Uber, you fools.

click to enlarge Traffic will be an absolute shitstorm in downtown Tampa this weekend
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Traffic is normally pretty awful, but with multiple giant events (like Pink, Hamilton, Gasparilla, Lightning, etc.) all happening at the same time, downtown Tampa will likely be a perfect carmageddon this weekend. 

Knowing damn well how bad it will be, this morning the City of Tampa issued a traffic advisory for this Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3 in the downtown area. "Traffic is expected to be heavier than normal this weekend in and around downtown Tampa due to multiple events taking place. Drivers and pedestrians alike are advised to allow for extra travel time and to travel through the area with caution," said the city in the advisory. 

Here's the full list of this weekend's downtown events from the City of Tampa: 

Saturday, March 2

6:45am – 10:30pm Joseph Volleyball, Tampa convention Center

9:00am – 6:00pm Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park + Kiley Garden

1:00pm – 5:30pm Florida Brewers Guild Craft Beer Festival, Perry Harvey Park

2:00pm – 5:00pm Hamilton, Straz Center

7:00pm – 9:00pm The Gutfeld Monologues Live, Straz Center

7:00pm – 11:00pm Lightning, Amalie Arena

Sunday, March 3

6:45am – 5:00pm Joseph Volleyball, Tampa convention Center

10:00am – 5:00pm Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

11:00am – 5:00pm Brewers Ball, Waterworks Park

2:00pm – 5:00pm Hamilton, Straz Center

7:30pm – 11:00pm Pink, Amalie Arena

8:00pm – 11:00pm Hamilton, Straz Center

The city also issued a series of road closures for this weekend. On Saturday, from  6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. N. Ashley Drive will be closed from W. Gasparilla Plaza to E. Madison Street with a break at E. Twiggs Street. This same stretch will also be closed on  Sunday, from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and again from 4:30 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.

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Colin Wolf

Colin Wolf has been working with weekly newspapers since 2007 and has been the Digital Editor for Creative Loafing Tampa since 2019. He is also the Director of Digital Content Strategy for CL's parent company, Euclid Media Group.
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