Traffic jams likely with U.S. 41 closure

Thousands of motorists who normally travel along U.S. 41 through Lutz can expect longer drive times, as the highway is closed until March 27 for a railroad crossing project. CSX will be replacing the rails and the railroad crossing north of Crenshaw Lake Road. Since U.S. 41 will be closed, thousands of motorists who travel through Lutz will be forced to detour. For motorists heading … [Read more...]

Despite holiday, gas prices continue to fall

The demand for gasoline was the biggest in years for travelers trying to take the road to their Christmas destinations. Yet, where the classic system of supply and demand would've typically meant higher gas prices — they were, instead, lower. In fact, motorists saw the cheapest gasoline for Christmas since 2008, where Florida drivers saw an average price of $2.43. That broke lows set in 2009, … [Read more...]

Lutz on fast track to finally developing downtown center

Hillsborough County wants to bring parts of the Lutz community — especially land along U.S. 41 — into the 21st century with county water and sewer. But some vocal residents in the community are still giving the idea a big no. Officials want to make the Lutz Downtown Center Zoning District a reality, which would not change the development pattern or density of parcels along U.S. 41, but instead … [Read more...]

Gas prices starting to stabilize despite declines

The winning streak for gas customers has now continued into its 40th consecutive day as the price for a gallon of regular unleaded continues to drop in Florida. But with oil prices finally starting to stabilize, it might not be long before those prices halt their free fall. The price of oil dropped just 23 cents last week, compared to more than $4 the week before, according to a new report … [Read more...]