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Temporary Lane Closures of Channelside Drive and S Beneficial Drive/S Meridian Avenue to begin August 12th 2021 for Utility Construction

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A portion of Channelside Drive between E Cumberland Avenue and S Beneficial Drive/S Meridian Avenue and S Beneficial Drive/S Meridian Avenue between Knights Run Avenue and E Cumberland Avenue will close daily between 9 am and 4 pm beginning on Thursday, August 12, 2021 for utility construction.  A private contractor will be installing a temporary solar streetlight on the northeast corner of Channelside Drive and S Meridian Avenue. 

One (1) westbound lane on Channelside Drive between S 12th Street and S Beneficial Drive/S Meridian Avenue and one (1) northbound lane on S Beneficial Drive/S Meridian Avenue between Garrison Channel and E Cumberland Avenue will close at 9 am beginning on August 12, 2021. 

One (1) westbound lane on Channelside Drive between S 12th Street and S Beneficial Drive/S Meridian Avenue and one (1) northbound lane on S Beneficial Drive/S Meridian Avenue between Garrison Channel and E Cumberland Avenue will be maintained at all times during construction, with delays.

The sidewalk in the construction area will be closed during the construction. Pedestrian access will be maintained via signage to other sidewalks in the area at all times.

It is anticipated that all lanes on Channelside Drive between S 12th Street and S Beneficial Drive/S Meridian Avenue and the northbound lanes on S Beneficial Drive/S Meridian Avenue between Garrison Channel and E Cumberland Avenue and Garrison Channel will reopen to traffic by 4 pm on Friday, August 13, 2021 weather permitting.

The City recommends using alternative routes to avoid traffic congestion.

A high-resolution map with the City of Tampa’s suggested alternate routes can be found embedded below:

Road Closure 8-11
ROW-21-0001415

See all road closures at www.tampa.gov/RoadClosures


For additional information, please contact:
Debbie Herrington, P.E., Transportation ROW Engineer

City of Tampa Mobility Department
(813) 274-3104; debbie.herrington@tampagov.net