In addition to road closures, there will be some parking garages and parks and closed in both cities.
St. Pete is being adversely affected because of the official welcoming party for credentialed reporters and delegates on Sunday night, August 26, at Tropicana Field.
Tampa closures include part of the Selmon Expressway between Willow Avenue and 50th Street from Monday August 27 at 12:30 a.m. until Friday, August 31 at approximately 5:00 a.m. The Selmon Reversible Elevated Lanes (REL) will remain OPEN during this time to enter downtown Tampa and will operate as normal.
Street parking will be eliminated in much of downtown Tampa beginning Friday night, August 24 at 6 p.m. until Friday, August 28.
Access to Harbour Island will be available only via the Beneficial Bridge.
In St. Pete, Interstate 175/South Bay Drive, including all entrance and exits ramps and pedestrian overpass will be closed on Sunday, August 26, from 2 p.m. to 11:59 p.m, the night of the welcoming party.
In addition, there will be parking restrictions for an entire week in St. Pete in these areas, from 6 p.m., Thursday, August 23, until 2 a.m., Friday, August 31:
North and south sides of 5th Avenue Northeast, between Beach Drive Northeast and the Vinoy Hotel Garage
• East and west sides of Bayshore Boulevard Northeast from 5th Avenue Northeast south to the first pedestrian crosswalk
• East and west sides of Beach Drive Northeast between 6th Avenue Northeast and 7th Avenue Northeast
• North and south sides of 7th Avenue Northeast between Beach Drive Northeast and North Shore Drive Northeast
• North side of 4th Avenue South between 1st Street and 2nd Street
• East and west sides of 1st Street South between Al Lang Field entrance (100 block) and 4th
• East side of 2nd Street South between 2nd Avenue South and 4th Avenue South
• East and west sides of 4th Street North between 3rd Avenue North and 4th Avenue North
• South side of 3rd Avenue North from 4th Street west to the property line of Courtyard St.
• North and south sides of Delmar Terrace South between 8th Street and Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr. Street
These are the roads that will be closed in downtown Tampa during the whole week of the convention, beginning at noon, Saturday, August 25 until 6 p.m., Friday, August 31. On-street parking is prohibited on the following closed roads:
South Ashley Drive: Southbound from Jackson Street to East Whiting Street
South Tampa Street: Southbound from south of East Whiting Street to East Brorein Street
South Franklin Street: North and southbound from south of East Whiting Street to Old Waters
South Florida Avenue: Northbound from south of East Whiting Street to Old Waters Street Morgan Street: North and southbound from south of East Whiting Street to Old Waters
South Jefferson Street: North and southbound from south of East Whiting Street to Channelside Drive
• South Nebraska Avenue: North and southbound from south of Finley Street to Channelside Drive
• South Caesar Street: North and southbound from south of Finley Street to Channelside Drive
• East Cumberland and East Bell Streets: East and westbound between S. Florida Avenue to
South Morgan Street and South Jefferson Street
• East Walton Street: East and westbound between South Nebraska Avenue to South Caesar
• Eunice Street: East and westbound between South Morgan Street to Nebraska Avenue
• East Brorein Street: Westbound between South Meridian Avenue to Bayshore Boulevard
• Channelside Drive: East and westbound between South Meridian Avenue to Bayshore
Boulevard, to include the Platt Street Bridge
• Old Water Street: East and westbound between South Franklin Street to Channelside Drive
• South Franklin Street / Harbour Island Bridge: North and southbound between Old Waters
Street to Westin Hotel Circle Drive
• Bayshore Boulevard: Northbound between West Swann Avenue to West Platt Street. The
Davis Island northbound ramp from Bayshore will be open.
• Tampa Bay Boulevard (Tom McEwen Boulevard): East and westbound between North Dale
Mabry Highway to North Himes Avenue will be closed from 8 a.m., Saturday, August 25, to 8 a.m., Friday, August 31.
You can access the complete list of closures by going to the city of Tampa's website.