Monday, December 31, 2012
The advisory warns beachgoers to stay out of the water because of high bacteria levels, according to the Pinellas County Health Department.
Beachgoers are advised to stay out of the water near Courtney Campbell Beach because of high levels of bacteria, according to the Pinellas County Health Department. "This area should be considered a potential health risk to swimmers," Maggie Hall, spokeswoman for the Pinellas County Health Department said in a release. Saltwater samples taken for testing showed high levels of enteric bacteria, enterococci, and a poor water quality when tested Dec. 26. The next samples will be taken Jan. 7. The advisory is based on the Environmental Protection Agency's recommended standard for enterococci of no more than 104 colony forming units for a 100 milliliters of marine water. The level at Courtney Campbell beach was 140. Saltwater beach testing is …
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Did you miss something this week on Patch? We've got you covered with this rundown of the week's top stories.
1. In an effort to spur development along the changing U.S. 19 corridor, city leaders this week unanimously approved plans to guide growth along the area at a city council meeting. What do you think the future should hold for U.S. 19? 2. Thorntons, a Kentucky-based gas station and convenience store, opened its first Florida location Monday in Clearwater. The chain plans to open nearly 20 other stores in the Tampa Bay area over the next three years. 3. The two-day Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival, featuring performers including Kenny Wayne Shephard, Hamilton Loomis and Coco Montoya, takes over Coachman Park on Feb. 16 and 17. Plan to go? Find out what you need to know. 4. Who is Courtney Campbell? More than 50,000 drivers take to the scenic …
Monday, December 3, 2012
More than 50,000 drivers take to the scenic Courtney Campbell Causeway daily. But what do you know about the road’s namesake?
Work on a multi-use trail alongside one of the Tampa Bay area’s most iconic roads is started. Clearwater city leaders passed a resolution in support of naming the multi-use trail being built along the south side of the Courtney Campbell Causeway Scenic Highway the Courtney Campbell Trail recently. More than 50,000 drivers take to the scenic highway daily, and surely the trail linking the bay will be popular as well. But what do you know about the road’s namesake? The Man Campbell, from Chillicothe, MO, served as a second lieutenant in the army during World War I, according to the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. After the Great War he studied law. Following graduation, he started a practice in Tampa in 1923, according…
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The roadways, as well as the Gandy Bridge, are open to traffic, but the Sunshine Skyway Bridge is still closed due to Tropical Storm Debby's winds.
The Howard Frankland and Gandy bridges and the Courtney Campbell Causeway remained open to traffic as of 7:40 a.m. Tuesday, officials said. Florida Highway Patrol troopers will be monitoring flooding and surf conditions throughout the day as tropical storm conditions remain possible, FHP spokesperson Sgt. Steve Gaskins said. The Sunshine Skyway Bridge, which connects Pinellas and Manatee counties, remained closed Tuesday morning. State Road 589 remains closed in both directions from State Road 50 to U.S. Hwy. 98 due to flooding. Motorists can check FHP’s live crash and road condition report at flhsmv.gov/fhp/traffic/crs_h501.htm for these and other road closures, or call 511 for the latest and most current traffic information.
Monday, June 25, 2012
All lanes of the Howard Frankland Bridge and Courtney Campbell Causeway were reopened overnight as conditions from Tropical Storm Debby subsided.
Updated, 12:41 a.m.: All lanes of the Courtney Campbell Causeway between Clearwater and Tampa are now open, Clearwater Police reported early Tuesday. Earlier: All lanes of the Howard Frankland Bridge are reopened, the Florida Highway Patrol announced at 11 p.m. Monday as weather conditions from Tropical Storm Debby have subsided. The eastbound lanes of the Courtney Campbell Causeway, however, remain closed due to high surf, FHP spokesperson Sgt. Steve Gaskins said, citing the Clearwater Police Department. Also from FHP: Troopers will continue to monitor area roadways for motorists’ safety and will open or close them based on weather conditions, Gaskins said. Follow FHP’s live online traffic crash and roadway conditions website for …