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Temporary Lane Closures E Columbus Drive to begin on February 15, 2021 for Road Construction

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A portion of E Columbus Drive between N Florida Avenue and N Av Republica De Cuba/N 14th Street will close beginning on Monday, February 15, 2021 for road construction.  A City of Tampa contractor will be reconstructing E Columbus Drive between N Mitchell Avenue and N Av Republica De Cuba/N 14th Street as part of the City’s Walk-Bike Lap project. The construction will be completed in three (3) phases.

During Phase 1, the eastbound lane on E Columbus Drive between N Mitchell Avenue and N Av Republica De Cuba/N 14th Street will close at 9 am beginning on February 15, 2021.

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

Parking will be prohibited on the both side of E Columbus Drive between N Mitchell Avenue and N Av Republica De Cuba/N 14th Street 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. Northbound traffic movements from 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 1 is expected to be completed by Sunday, August 15, 2021, weather permitting. The other phases of the construction include the following:

  • Phase 2: Closing the westbound lane on E Columbus Drive between N Av Republica De Cuba/N 14th Street and N Mitchell Avenue. This phase will begin immediately after completion of Phase 1.
  • Phase 3: Milling, paving and striping E Columbus Drive between N Mitchell Avenue and N Av Republica De Cuba/N 14th Street, including the intersections at N Nebraska Avenue and N Av 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 Av 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.

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

Road Closures Starts February 15th
CWS-21-0000152

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


 

For additional information, please contact:

Albert Calloway, Chief Construction Engineer

City of Tampa Contract Administration / Construction Management

Phone: (813) 635-3400 

Email: albert.calloway@tampagov.net