Whether you are heading home after a long day of work or just running some weekly errands, chances are you want to get to your destination in as little time as possible. Not many things are more unnecessarily frustrating than traffic, and that's why we are here to help you get a head start on avoiding delays this weekend for Tampa's Run Gasparilla.

Gasparilla celebrations have been going on in Tampa for several weeks now and the Run Gasparilla Distance Classic will kick off this Saturday and Sunday. Road closures are planned from 3 AM - 1 PM on Saturday, February 23, and 3 AM - 11:30 PM, February 24. 

According to the Tampa government website, traffic is expected to be heavier than normal this weekend in and around downtown Tampa due to the Gasparilla Distance Classic road races. Drivers and pedestrians alike are advised to allow for extra travel time and to travel through the area with caution.

There will be several roads closed, some of which are noted on the maps below:

SATURDAY:

Via Tampa Gov

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SUNDAY:

Via Tampa Gov

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The complete list of closures is below:

Saturday, February 23rd 3:00 a.m.:

  • Bayshore Blvd. from Brorein St. to Platt St.
  • Selmon Expressway eastbound exit ramp to Florida Ave.
  • Franklin St. from Old Water St. to Whiting St.
  • Florida Ave. from Channelside Dr. to Whiting St.
  • Whiting St. from Florida Ave. to Tampa St. westbound
  • Morgan St. from Old Water St. to Brorein St. northbound
  • Morgan St. from Bell St. to Old Water St. southbound
  • Platt St. / Channelside Dr. from Parker St. to Nebraska Ave.

Saturday, February 23rd at 5:30 a.m.

  • Tampa St. from Whiting St. to Brorein St.

Saturday, February 23rd at 6:00 a.m.

  • Bayshore Blvd. from Platt St. to Gandy Blvd.
  • Gandy Blvd. from Zion St. to Bayshore Blvd.

Sunday, February 24th at 3:00 a.m.

  • Bayshore Blvd. from Brorein St. to Swann Ave.
  • Platt St. from Plant Ave to Florida Ave

Sunday, February 24th at 4:00 a.m.

  • Franklin St. from Whiting St. to Brorein St southbound
  • Franklin St. from Channelside Dr. to Old Water St.
  • Whiting St. from Florida Ave. to Tampa St. westbound

Sunday, February 24th at 5:00 a.m.

  • Bayshore Blvd. from Swann Ave. to Gandy Blvd.

Sunday, February 24th at 6:00 a.m.

  • West Davis Islands Blvd. to East Davis Islands Blvd.
  • Arbor Pl. from Davis Blvd. to Columbia Dr.
  • Columbia Dr. from Arbor Pl. to Barbados Ave.
  • Barbados Ave. from Columbia Dr. to Channel Dr.
  • Channel Dr. from Barbados Ave. to S Davis Blvd.
  • S Davis Blvd. to W Davis Blvd.

The following City of Tampa parking garages will be open Saturday
February 23rd at 5:00 a.m.:

  • Fort Brooke Garage, 107 N Franklin St.
  • TCC Garage, 333 S Franklin St.
  • South Regional Garage, 301 Channelside Dr.
  • Whiting St. Garage, 400 E Whiting St.


The following City of Tampa parking garages will be open Sunday,
February 24th at 4:30 a.m.:

  • Fort Brooke Garage, 107 N Franklin St.
  • TCC Garage, 333 S Franklin St.
  • South Regional Garage, 301 Channelside Dr.

For more information on closures, you can click here.

For more information on the event, you can click here. 

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