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Temporary Closure of Riverwalk to begin October 13, 2021 for Building Construction

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A portion of the Riverwalk between W Platt Street/Channelside Drive and S Harbour Island Boulevard will close beginning on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 for building construction.  A private contractor will be renovating the Tampa Convention Center at 333 S Franklin Street adjacent to the Riverwalk.

The Riverwalk between the Platt Street Bridge and the south side of the Tampa Convention Center (Sail Plaza) will close beginning at 9 am on October 13, 2021.

Riverwalk access between Platt Street Bridge and the Sail Plaza will be maintained via a designated Riverwalk detour route at all times during the construction. 

Access to the Cross Bay Ferry St Pete-Tampa dock will only be available from the south side of the Tampa Convention Center.

The Riverwalk will reopen by 4 pm on Friday, December 23, 2022, weather permitting. 

The City of Tampa recommends that pedestrians use the designated Riverwalk detour route between Platt Street Bridge and the Sail Plaza.


For additional information, please contact:

Debbie Herrington, P.E., Transportation ROW Engineer

City of Tampa Mobility Department

(813) 274-3104; debbie.herrington@tampagov.net

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