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Temporary Lane Closures S Morgan Street and E Whiting Street began March 17, 2021 for Road Construction

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(This is a revision to a Traffic Advisory issued on March 12, 2021)

A portion of S Morgan Street between E Washington Street and E Brorein Street and a portion of E Whiting Street between N Florida Avenue and N Jefferson Street closed at 9 pm beginning on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 for road construction.  A City of Tampa contractor will install new traffic signal and intersection improvements at the intersection of S Morgan Street and E Whiting Street. The construction will be accomplished in multiple phases.

Phase 1 (Construction on southwest corner of the intersection):

Two (2) southbound lanes on S Morgan Street between E Whiting Street and E Brorein Street and one (1) westbound and one (1) eastbound lane on E Whiting Street between N Marion Street and N Pierce Street will close beginning at 9 pm on March 17, 2021.

One (1) westbound lane and one (1) eastbound lane of traffic on E Whiting Street between N Marion Street and N Pierce Street will be maintained on the north side of the E Whiting Street at all times, with delays.

Phase 1 was completed on Thursday, March 18, 2021. Phase 2 began immediately after the completion of Phase 1.

Phase 2 (Construction on southeast corner of the intersection):

Two (2) northbound lanes on S Morgan Street between E Brorein Street and E Whiting Street, Selmon Expressway West Exit 7 westbound right turn lane onto S Morgan Street and one (1) westbound and one (1) eastbound lane on E Whiting Street between N Marion Street and N Pierce Street closed at 9 pm on Thursday, March 18, 2021.

One (1) westbound lane and one (1) eastbound lane of traffic on E Whiting Street between N Marion Street and N Pierce Street will be maintained on the north side of the E Whiting Street at all times, with delays.

Phase 2 was completed on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. Phase 3 began immediately after the completion of Phase 2.

Phase 3 (Construction on northeast corner of the intersection):

One (1) northbound lane on S Morgan Street between E Brorein Street and E Washington Street and two (2) westbound lanes and one (1) eastbound lane on E Whiting Street between N Pierce Street and N Marion Street closed at 5 am on Tuesday, March 23, 2021.

One (1) northbound lane on S Morgan Street between E Brorein Street and E Washington Street and one (1) lane of westbound and eastbound traffic on E Whiting Street between N Pierce Street and N Marion Street will be maintained on the south side of the E Whiting Street at all times, with delays.

Phase 3 will be completed by 5 am on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, weather permitting. Phase 4 will begin immediately after the completion of Phase 3.

Phase 4 (Construction on southwest corner of the intersection):

Two (2) southbound lanes on N Morgan Street between E Whiting Street and E Brorein Street and one (1) westbound and one (1) eastbound lane on E Whiting Street between N Marion Street and N Pierce Street will close beginning at 5 am on Tuesday, March 30, 2021.

One (1) westbound lane and one (1) eastbound lane of traffic on E Whiting Street between N Marion Street and N Pierce Street will be maintained on the north side of the E Whiting Street at all times, with delays.

Phase 4 will be completed by 5 am on Thursday, April 1, 2021, weather permitting. Phase 5 will begin immediately after the completion of Phase 4.

Phase 5 (Construction on northwest corner of the intersection):

One (1) southbound lane on N Morgan Street between E Washington Street and E Whiting Street and two (2) westbound lanes and one (1) eastbound lane on E Whiting Street between N Pierce Street and N Marion Street will close beginning at 5 am on Thursday, April 1, 2021.

One (1) southbound lane on N Morgan Street between E Washington Street and E Whiting Street and one (1) lane of westbound and one (1) lane of eastbound traffic on E Whiting Street between N Pierce Street and N Marion Street will be maintained on the south side of the E Whiting Street at all times, with delays.

Phase 5 will be completed by 7 pm on Thursday, April 1, 2021, weather permitting. Additional lane closures will begin immediately following completion of Phase 5.

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 Morgan Street between E Washington Street and E Brorein Street and on E Whiting Street between N Pierce Street and N Marion Street are expected to be open to traffic by 4 pm on Friday, April 30, 2021, weather permitting.  

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

Traffic Advisory
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Traffic Advisory
CWS-21-0000292

 

For additional information, please contact:

Debbie Herrington, P.E., Transportation ROW Engineer

City of Tampa Mobility Department

(813) 274-3104; 

debbie.herrington@tampagov.net