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Temporary Lane Closure on W Columbus Drive to begin on March 5, 2021 for Utility Construction

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A portion of W Columbus Drive between N Armenia Avenue/N Howard Avenue and N MacDill Avenue will close daily from 9 am to 4 pm beginning on Friday, March 5, 2021, for utility construction. A utility contractor will be installing telecommunication conduit on the north side of W Columbus Drive between N Tampania Avenue and N Gomez Avenue. One (1) westbound lane on W Columbus Drive between N Tampania Avenue and N Gomez Avenue will close at 9 am beginning on March 5, 2021.

One (1) westbound lane on W Columbus Drive N Tampania Avenue and N Gomez Avenue will be maintained at all times during construction, with delays.

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. 

It is anticipated that all lanes on W Columbus Drive between N Tampania Avenue and N Gomez Avenue will reopen to traffic by 4 pm on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, weather permitting.

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

Westbound motorists can use W Tampa Bay Boulevard or W Main Street between N Armenia Avenue/N Howard Avenue and N MacDill Avenue, in lieu of W Columbus Drive.

Westbound trucks can use W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard or W Cypress Street between N Armenia Avenue/N Howard Avenue and N MacDill Avenue, in lieu of W Columbus Drive.

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See all road closures at tampa.gov/RoadClosures


For additional information, please contact:

Debbie Herrington, P.E., Transportation ROW Engineer

City of Tampa Mobility Department

Phone: (813) 274-3104 | Email: debbie.herrington@tampagov.net