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Temporary Lane Closures on S Meridian Avenue/Beneficial Drive and E Cumberland Avenue January 27, 2021 for Road Construction

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A portion of S Meridian Avenue/Beneficial Drive between E Jackson Street and Knights Run Avenue and E Cumberland Avenue between Channelside Drive and S Meridian Avenue will close on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 for road construction.  A private contractor will install temporary pavement markings on S Meridian Avenue between E Whiting Street and Channelside Drive for the opening of E Cumberland Avenue between S Meridian Avenue and S Jefferson Street.  The contractor will come back at a later date to pave and install final pavement markings on S Meridian Avenue between E Whiting Street and Channelside Drive. 

One (1) southbound lane and one (1) northbound lane on S Meridian Avenue between E Whiting Street and Channelside Drive and one (1) northbound lane on Beneficial Drive between Garrison Channel and Channelside Drive will be closed beginning at 9 am on January 27, 2021. 

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

Southbound left turn movement, northbound right turn movement and westbound left turn movement at the intersection of S Meridian Avenue and E Cumberland Avenue will be restricted during portions of the construction.  The westbound right turn lane on E Cumberland Avenue at the intersection of S Meridian Avenue will be available at all times during construction, with delays.

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

All lanes on S Meridian Avenue/Beneficial Drive and E Cumberland Avenue will be open to traffic by 4 pm on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, weather permitting.    

E Cumberland Avenue between S Meridian Avenue and S Morgan Street is scheduled to be open to traffic by 4 pm on Friday, January 29, 2021.

The S Meridian Avenue resurfacing project is scheduled to be completed in the Spring 2021.

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

Southbound traffic can use Channelside Drive between E Jackson Street and Beneficial Drive in lieu of S Meridian Avenue.  Northbound traffic can use Harbour Island Boulevard/Franklin Street bridge between Knights Run Avenue and Channelside Drive in lieu of Beneficial Drive.   Westbound traffic can use E Kennedy Blvd between Channelside Drive and N Jefferson Street in lieu of E Cumberland Avenue.

CWS-21-0000156

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