The Courtney Campbell Causeway began serving as a crucial link between Tampa and Clearwater in 1934, after being built as a two-lane private toll road by Ben T. Davis. Today more than 50,000 cars traverse the highway daily. The Causeway was designated a Florida Scenic Highway in 2005 due to its scenic vistas, uncluttered views of the Bay area’s beautiful sunsets, and thoughtful management by a dedicated corps of local governments, the Florida Department of Transportation and private entities.