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Temporary Lane Closures on S Florida Avenue, Channelside Drive and Water Street to begin December 20, 2021 for Utility Construction

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A portion of S Florida Avenue between Water Street (formerly Old Water Street) and E Brorein Street, Channelside Drive between Bayshore Boulevard and S Morgan Street and Water Street between S Franklin Street and Channelside Drive will close nightly from 8 pm to 6 am beginning on Monday, December 20, 2021 for utility construction.  A private contractor will install communication lines across S Florida Avenue between Channelside Drive and E Brorein Street and install fiber in existing conduits on S Florida Avenue between Water Street and E Brorein Street, on Channelside Drive between S Franklin Street and S Florida Avenue and on Water Street between S Franklin Street and Channelside Drive.


One (1) northbound lane on S Florida Avenue between Water Street and E Brorein Street, one (1) eastbound/left turn lane on Channelside Drive between S Franklin Street and S Florida Avenue, one (1) eastbound lane on Channelside Drive between Bayshore Boulevard and S Morgan Street and one (1) eastbound lane on Water Street between S Franklin Street and Channelside Drive will close at 8 pm on December 20, 2021.  


One (1) northbound lane on S Florida Avenue between Water Street and E Brorein Street, one (1) left turn lane and one (1) eastbound lane on Channelside Drive between S Franklin Street and S Florida Avenue and one (1) eastbound lane on Water Street between S Franklin Street and Channelside Drive will be maintained at all times during construction, with delays.


No construction will be performed on nights when there are events at the Amalie Arena.


Sidewalks within the work area will be closed during the construction.  Pedestrians will be detoured to other available sidewalks in the area with signage. 


All lanes on S Florida Avenue between Water Street and E Brorein Street, on Channelside Drive between Bayshore Boulevard and S Morgan Street and on Water Street between S Franklin Street and Channelside Drive will be open to traffic by 6 am on Thursday, December 30, 2021, weather permitting.


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

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For additional information, please contact:
Debbie Herrington, P.E., Transportation ROW Engineer
City of Tampa Mobility Department
(813) 274-3104; debbie.herrington@tampagov.net