A portion of S Florida Avenue between Channelside Drive and Water Street (formerly Old Water Street) will close on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, for utility construction. A utility contractor will be installing gas service across S Florida Avenue between Channelside Drive and Water Street to the new JW Marriott Hotel. S Florida Avenue between Channelside Drive and Water Street will close at 9 am on May 12, 2020.
Access will be maintained to the Pam Iorio Parking Garage and the Embassy Suites entrances on S Florida Avenue at all times during construction.
The sidewalk in the work area will be closed during construction. Pedestrian access will be maintained via signage to other sidewalks in the area at all times.
S Florida Avenue between Channelside Drive and Water Street will be open to traffic by 4 pm on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, weather permitting.
The current northbound lane closure on S Florida Avenue between Water Street and Thunder Alley will continue.
Additional lane closures will be required throughout the construction of the new hotel. The new hotel is scheduled to open in the fall of 2020.
The City of Tampa recommends that motorists use alternate routes to avoid traffic congestion.
See all road closures at www.tampagov.net/RoadClosures
For additional information, please contact:
Debbie Herrington, P.E., Right of Way Management
City of Tampa Planning & Development Department
(813) 274-3100, Option 5; firstname.lastname@example.org