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Temporary Lane Closure E Columbus Drive to begin on August 2, 2021 for Road Construction

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A portion of E Columbus Drive between N Avenida Republica De Cuba/N 14th Street and N Tampa Street/N Florida Avenue will close beginning on Monday, August 2, 2021 for road construction.  A City of Tampa contractor will be reconstructing the north side E Columbus Drive between N Avenida Republica De Cuba/N 14th Street and N Mitchell Avenue as part of the City’s Walk-Bike Lap project. This construction will be Phase 2 of the three (3) phased construction.

Phase 1, which included reconstructing the eastbound lane on E Columbus Drive between N Mitchell Avenue and N Avenida Republica De Cuba/N 14th Street, is expected to be completed on Friday, July 30, 2021, weather permitting. Phase 2 will begin immediately after completion of Phase 1.

During Phase 2, the westbound lane on E Columbus Drive between N Avenida Republica De Cuba/N 14th Street and N Mitchell Avenue will be reconstructed. The eastbound lane on E Columbus Drive between N Mitchell Avenue and N Avenida Republica De Cuba/N 14th Street will be maintained adjacent to the southern curb on E Columbus Drive at all times during this phase of construction, with delays. 

Parking will be prohibited on the both sides of E Columbus Drive between N Avenida Republica De Cuba/N 14th Street and N Mitchell Avenue during this phase of construction.

Northbound and southbound traffic on N Nebraska Avenue at the E Columbus Drive intersection will be maintained at all times during this phase. Southbound traffic movements from N 9th Street, N 10th Street, N 12th Street and N 13th Street onto E Columbus Drive will be prohibited during this phase of the construction.

The sidewalks in the work area will be closed during construction.  Pedestrian access will be maintained via signage to other sidewalks in the area, during construction. 

Phase 2 is expected to be completed by Monday, January 31, 2022, weather permitting. The remaining phase of the construction includes the following:

Phase 3: Milling, paving and striping E Columbus Drive between N Mitchell Avenue and N Avenida Republica De Cuba/N 14th Street, including the intersections at N Nebraska Avenue and N Avenida Republica De Cuba/N 14th Street/E 17th Avenue. This phase will begin immediately after completion of Phase 2.

All phases are anticipated to be completed with all lanes on E Columbus Drive between N Mitchell Avenue and N Avenida Republica De Cuba/N 14th Street open to traffic by 4 pm on Monday, June 20, 2022, weather permitting.    

The City of Tampa recommends that motorists use alternative routes to avoid traffic congestion.

Temporary Lane Closure E Columbus Drive to begin on August 2, 2021 for Road Construction

For additional information, please contact:

Albert Calloway, Chief Construction Engineer

City of Tampa Contract Administration / Construction Management

(813) 635-3400; albert.calloway@tampagov.net