The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) offers advice to fans navigating Florida roadways on the way to the Super Bowl XLIII – call 511, Florida’s free traffic information system. FDOT’s 511 system allows callers to access real-time road conditions, congestion and construction updates. By dialing 511, fans can stay informed on the roadways, plan alternate routes and arrive early Feb. 1 to support their team at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla.
“Approximately 100,000 people will travel to Tampa Bay for Super Bowl XLIII,” said Reid Sigmon, Executive Director of the Tampa Bay Super Bowl Host Committee. “We encourage everyone to call 511 and follow directional signage while traveling around the Bay area and Raymond James Stadium.”
The free 511 system is available for all interstate highways and Florida’s Turnpike. Florida travelers can reach the 511 system on any cell phone or landline, regardless of area code or service provider while traveling. Callers can get detailed regional information on roads leading to the stadium, such as I-275, I-75 and I-4.
Travelers can also save time and money by planning trips ahead of time by registering for free personalized My511 e-mail alerts on the 511TampaBay.com Web site. Once an e-mail address is registered, users can customize their alerts to receive reports on desired roadways, choosing times of day, days of the week and types of incidents.
Road closures around Raymond James Stadium include:
Tampa Bay Boulevard between Dale Mabry Highway and Himes Avenue will be closed to all traffic beginning Jan. 7.
Dale Mabry Highway North between Columbus Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard will be closed to traffic beginning 12:01 a.m. Feb. 1.
Himes Avenue between Columbus Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard will be closed to traffic beginning 10 p.m. Jan. 31.
Other road closures in downtown Tampa include:
Franklin Street will be closed to one lane southbound from Old Water St (former St. Pete Times Forum Drive) to Harbor Island beginning at 7 p.m. Jan. 29.
Old Water St (former St. Pete Times Forum Drive) will be closed to one lane westbound from Channelside Drive to Florida Avenue beginning at 7 p.m. Jan. 29.
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