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ROAD CLOSURE COMING SUNDAY  Impacting West Shore Blvd. and Kennedy Blvd.


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Recommended Detour Route for S. West Shore Blvd. Road Closure

The City of Tampa wants to alert drivers about a stretch of temporary lane closures along West Shore Blvd. that will have a large impact on people who commute through South Tampa and shop in nearby businesses. The closures will begin Sunday evening.

CLOSURES:
A portion of Northbound West Shore Boulevard between W. Kennedy Blvd and W. Azeele Street will be closed beginning on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. through Friday, March 11, 2022 at 9:00 p.m. for water main replacements. 
 
TRAFFIC IMPACT:

  • A portion of Northbound West Shore Blvd. between W. Cleveland Street and W. Kennedy Blvd. will be completely closed to northbound traffic.
  • Northbound traffic lanes will be open for "Local Traffic Only" from W. Azeele Street to W. Cleveland Street.

"The reason we need to do a complete closure of Northbound West Shore Blvd. between Kennedy Blvd. and Azeele St. is because we need to keep our crews safe," said Brad Baird, Deputy Administrator of Infrastructure with the City of Tampa. "Fully closing northbound West Shore Boulevard also enables us to expedite the work and reopen the road much faster than other construction alternatives.”

Barricades and signs will be located in the area to assist with traffic flow.

Northbound traffic will be detoured to W. Azeele St.

Please use caution when driving in the area. Drivers should expect to experience some delays.

This water main replacement project along West Shore Boulevard began on June 21, 2021 and is now  entering the final water main replacement phase of the construction project.

A City of Tampa contractor has been replacing the water main along S. West Shore Blvd. with new water main, improving water pressure and water quality. This work is part of a larger capital improvement project.

Sidewalks within the work areas will remain open. Safety fencing at the work locations will be installed between the sidewalk and the work.