Hillsborough County, FL Government

Construction firm wins $81.7M road reconstruction contract

TAMPA — The Florida Department of Transportation has chosen Skanska, a global construction and development firm, to lead the reconstruction of Big Bend Road/Interstate 75 interchange in southern Hillsborough County — a project valued at $81.7 million. Work began at the site in August and is slated for completion by...
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Hillsborough library festival targets young adult readers

The Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative is holding a series of virtual workshops in October aimed at young adult readers. The Tampa Bay Teen List Fest will give readers an opportunity to interact with critically-acclaimed authors of young adult fiction. The program begins Friday, Oct. 1 and continues with a live session each Thursday through Oct. 28. The sessions will feature a dozen authors from multiple genres.
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Welcome to the 2021 Hillsborough County Fair

DOVER, Fla.—The Hillsborough County Fair returns to Tampa Bay after having to take a hiatus last year due to the pandemic. Eat your heart out with delicious funnel cakes, fresh corn on the cob, kettle corn, hand-dipped corn dogs, fried pickles and so much more. There are so many different options to choose from, you’ll be full before the end of the day!

Skanska selected for the $81.7 million reconstruction of Big Bend Road at I-75 Interchange in Hillsborough County

Skanska says it has been selected to lead the reconstruction of Big Bend Road at Interstate 75 (I-75) interchange in Hillsborough County. The company is spearheading the $81.7 million design-build project on behalf of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). Construction began in August and completion is slated by end of summer 2024.

Cross Bay Ferry Between Tampa And St. Petersburg Gets A Four-Year Extension

Both Pinellas and Hillsborough counties voted to move forward with a four-year extension in funding for the Cross Bay Ferry. The decision to continue the service that shuttles passengers between Tampa's Channelside District and St. Petersburg's Downtown waterfront was not an easy one for the Pinellas County Commission. Both Chairman...

Champa Bay Fire Engine Finds Home In Brandon

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue’s (HCFR) newest fire engine hit the streets of Brandon this month, and it is impossible to miss. The new engine, named ‘CHAMPABAY’s Fire Truck,’ has been professionally wrapped with sleek championship logos from the back-to-back Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning, the Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the American League Champion Tampa Bay Rays.

Gov. DeSantis to hold press conference at Tampa Department of Health

TAMPA (WFLA) – Gov. Ron DeSantis will be making a stop in Tampa. A press conference is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. at the Department of Health in Hillsborough County. The governor’s office did not provide a topic for discussion. DeSantis recently announced the new surgeon general for the state of...

Boards And Councils Provide Opportunities To Volunteer

Hillsborough County residents from a wide variety of professional backgrounds or personal experiences and interests are needed to serve on advisory boards and councils that support county government programs and operations. The expertise among residents that the county needs for the advisory boards ranges from knowledge of real estate and...

Gov. Ron DeSantis touts monoclonal antibody treatments during Tampa visit

TAMPA, Fla. — Gov. Ron DeSantis continued to tout the state's monoclonal antibody sites while also announcing that Florida has acquired more doses of the COVID-19 treatment. DeSantis made the announcement in Tampa at the Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County. The governor said the state has been able...
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DeSantis: New monoclonal antibody treatment will be used to bridge gaps caused by federal Regeneron cuts in Florida

TAMPA, Fla. – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said a monoclonal antibody treatment that’s yielded success “even stronger than Regeneron” is coming to Florida as the federal government cuts the supply of the other COVID-19 treatment. DeSantis made the announcement Thursday at the Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County. The...