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Temporary Lane Closures on S Meridian Avenue/Beneficial Drive, E Cumberland Avenue and Channelside Drive to begin April 18, 2022 for Road Construction

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A portion of S Meridian Avenue/Beneficial Drive between E Jackson Street and Knights Run Avenue, E Cumberland Avenue between Channelside Drive and S Meridian Avenue, and Channelside Drive between Water Street (formerly Old Water Street) and E Cumberland Avenue will close on Monday, April 18, 2022, for road construction.  A City of Tampa contractor will pave and install final pavement markings and signage on S Meridian Avenue between E Whiting Street and Garrison Channel, as part of the roadway and infrastructure improvements project. The construction work will be completed in three (3) phases over a six (6) day period.

Phase 1

One (1) southbound lane and one (1) northbound lane on S Meridian Avenue/Beneficial Drive between E Whiting Street and Garrison Channel and E Cumberland Avenue between S 12th Street and S Meridian Avenue will close daily from 9 am to 4 pm beginning on April 18, 2022.  

Two (2) southbound lanes and one (1) northbound lane on S Meridian Avenue between E Whiting Street and Channelside Drive and one (1) southbound lane and two (2) northbound lanes on Beneficial Drive between Garrison Channel and Channelside Drive will be maintained at all times during construction, with delays.

Phase 1 is scheduled to be completed by 4 pm on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, weather permitting.

Phase 2

On Wednesday, April 20, 2022, from 9 am to 4 pm two (2) southbound lanes and two (2) northbound lanes on S Meridian Avenue between E Whiting Street and Channelside Drive and one (1) southbound lane and two (2) northbound lanes on Beneficial Drive between Channelside Drive and Garrison Channel will close.  E Cumberland Avenue between S 12th Street and S Meridian Avenue will reopen to traffic.  

Southbound and northbound left-turn movements on S Meridian Avenue at the intersections of E Cumberland Avenue and at the intersection of Channelside Drive will be restricted during portions of the construction.  

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


Phase 3    

On Friday, April 22, 2022 from 9 am to 4 pm, the contractor will pave and install pavement markings at the intersection of S Meridian Avenue/Beneficial Drive and Channelside Drive.  A traffic Control Officer will be available to assist motorists through the intersection during construction, with delays.

All lanes on S Meridian Avenue/Beneficial Drive are scheduled to be open to traffic by 4 pm on April 22, 2022, weather permitting. 

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

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

Westbound traffic can use E Kennedy Boulevard between Channelside Drive and Morgan Street and eastbound traffic can use E Jackson Street between Jefferson Street and Channelside Drive in lieu of E Cumberland Avenue.


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See all road closures at www.tampagov.net/RoadClosures

 

For additional information, please contact:
Albert Calloway, Chief Construction Engineer
City of Tampa Contract Administration / Construction Management
(813) 635-3400; albert.calloway@tampagov.net