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Old 08-01-2012, 04:53 PM
 
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My job is transferring me to a location out in Bloomingdale. I currently live right outside downtown Tampa and work downtown, so my commute is very short plus time to walk to my actual building. Can anyone give me an estimate on the commute time to Bloomingdale from around downtown Tampa? I plan on taking the Crosstown Expressway. But I have heard widely varying estimates from 25 minutes to 45 minutes. In the morning I would be going east, so I would think that would help somewhat.
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Old 08-01-2012, 06:01 PM
 
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Right around 30 minutes I'd imagine but would depend what part of bloomingdale you'd be.
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:49 PM
 
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I commute from Bloomingdale daily using the Selmon express lanes. Depending on the time of day and direction, it's a few minutes under 30 minutes in the morning and slightly more than 30 minutes in the evening.

Since you will be going the opposite direction of commuter traffic, I can't imagine your times being any more than this, if anything, slightly less. This will really be apparent when you are on the surface streets and not the Crosstown.

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Old 08-02-2012, 07:14 AM
 
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Thanks. I believe I would be going out to around where Bloomingdale High School is. I've had a couple people tell me to try and take the Crosstown to 22nd, get off and then take Causeway Blvd. out there. I guess this option would save some money, don't know about time though.
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:31 PM
 
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Thanks. I believe I would be going out to around where Bloomingdale High School is. I've had a couple people tell me to try and take the Crosstown to 22nd, get off and then take Causeway Blvd. out there. I guess this option would save some money, don't know about time though.
Its a lot better now that is 4 lanes, but yea lots of lights and oil tankers drive that road, plus there is a railroad track that you can get stuck at, then you have to head back down to bloomingdale once you are in brandon, you are going to have plenty of opportunity to try both, I use to switch it up just to break up the monotony. The worst part is bloomingdale during rush hour is heavier going west in the morning and east in the afternoon, but also during before/after school lots of school buses and soccer moms in minivans. If you are taking the causeway i would stay on lumsden as much as you can to avoid bloomingdale
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Old 08-02-2012, 06:01 PM
 
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Thanks. I believe I would be going out to around where Bloomingdale High School is. I've had a couple people tell me to try and take the Crosstown to 22nd, get off and then take Causeway Blvd. out there. I guess this option would save some money, don't know about time though.
No way I would go that way at any time of the day. Going that way would easily be 40 minutes or more due to traffic and stop lights. Causeway would be a nightmare with the traffic lights alone,mregardless of the direction you would be going.

The best way from downtown would be the Crosstown to 301, then 301 south to Bloomingdale and go east from there.

You would be spending way too much time on surface streets by getting off at 22nd, not to mention you would gain little in time and be paying toll for about a mile of toll road.

You will be going against rush hour traffic in both directions, so you should be able to fly. I can't imagine this taking more than 30 minutes...

RM
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