Traffic Lights Being Installed On Tampa's Bayshore Boulevard For Pedestrian Safety
The city of Tampa is installing temporary traffic signals on Bayshore Boulevard.
The move is part of the city's "Vision Zero" plan to eliminate traffic deaths and severe injuries along Bayshore.
There have been a series of fatal accidents on the road over the last few years, including a collision in April that killed a bicyclist and motorcyclist.
The city also installed flashing lights for pedestrian crossings.
The City Council voted 6-1 last week to recommend that Mayor Jane Castor shut down northbound lanes one Sunday a month.
The signals will be place at the intersections of Bayshore Boulevard and South Rome Avenue, and Bayshore Boulevard and West Euclid Avenue.
Construction on the signals began last week. They are expected to start operating by May 29th.