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Road Closure in Place Near Tampa Convention Center Until May 15

This information is 4 months 2 weeks old and may no longer be accurate.

On Monday, March 4, Phase 1 of the Harbour Island Force Main Replacement Project at Franklin and Water Streets will be completed and Phase 2 will begin. Phase 2 will require the closure of Franklin Street, north of Water Street, near the Tampa Convention Center. 

Northbound traffic on Franklin Street will be detoured to Water Street and then to Florida Avenue. Southbound traffic on Franklin Street will be detoured at Channelside Drive to Florida Avenue, then west along Water Street.

Drivers are advised to consider alternate routes and use caution when driving in the area.

For those driving to the Tampa Convention Center, The Sail Plaza, Big Ray’s Fish Camp Riverwalk, or the Tampa Convention Center Marina (with docks for the Bay Rocket, Cross-Bay Ferry, eBoats, Kraken Cycleboats, Pirate Water Taxi, Riverwalk Boating Company, and Tampa Bay Fun Boat), we recommend going directly to the following parking garages:

Tampa Convention Center Parking Garage

  • Tampa Convention Center Parking Garage (141 E. Brorein St.)

Directions: https://maps.app.goo.gl/LrYDeHY2Hsmeg21q9

Pam Iorio Parking Garage

  • Pam Iorio Parking Garage (301 Channelside Drive).

Directions: https://maps.app.goo.gl/MFHsqvEL4pEsMsa18

ADA parking spots and access via ramps are available at the Tampa Convention Center Parking Garage, located directly across from the center's Franklin Street Entrance.

Drop-off and pick-up spots for Tampa Convention Center visitors, including ADA and rideshare, are available in front of Harpoon Harry's Crab House, located at 225 S. Franklin St. in Tampa. Click here for directions: https://maps.app.goo.gl/tK8LiJCQ5Kq2mMT98

Harpoon Harry's drop-off spots

Harpoon Harry's drop-off and pick-up spots

Exhibitors heading to move in or move out of events at the Tampa Convention Center should go directly to the Tampa Convention Center Loading Dock, located at 211 S. Franklin Street, Tampa. Click here for directions: https://maps.app.goo.gl/jwLu6DChMi7D3dvL7.

Tampa Convention Center clients may be permitted limited access to Front Drive for shuttles and should coordinate in advance with their Convention Services Manager.

Closed road segments are scheduled to be reopened by May 15, 2024.

Work schedules are contingent upon weather conditions. See all road closures at www.tampagov.net/RoadClosures.