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Temporary Lane/Road Closures of Channelside Drive, Beneficial Drive/S Meridian Avenue and Water Street to begin April 19th 2021 for Road Construction

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A portion of Channelside Drive between Water Street (formerly Old Water Street) and E Cumberland Avenue, Beneficial Drive/S Meridian Avenue between Knights Run Avenue and E Cumberland Avenue and Water Street between S Morgan Street and Channelside Drive will close beginning on Monday, April 19, 2021 for road construction.  A City contractor will be installing signal pole and mast arms at the intersection of Channelside Drive and Beneficial Drive/S Meridian Avenue.  The work will be completed in two phases.

During Phase 1, the contractor will be installing the signal pole and two (2) mast arms on the NE corner of Channelside Drive and S Meridian Avenue.  The northbound lanes on S Meridian Avenue between Channelside Drive and E Cumberland Avenue will close at 11 pm on April 19, 2021.  In addition, the southbound left turn lane on S Meridian Avenue between E Cumberland Avenue and Channelside Drive will close at 11 pm on April 19, 2021. 

Once the northbound mast arm is installed the contractor will open the northbound lanes on S Meridian Avenue. 

At approximately 3 am on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, the contractor will then close Channelside Drive between Beneficial Drive/S Meridian Avenue and E Cumberland Avenue to install the eastbound mast arm.

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 Channelside Drive and S Meridian Avenue will reopen to traffic by 5 am on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, weather permitting.  

During Phase 2, the contractor will be installing a signal pole and one (1) mast arm on the NW corner of Channelside Drive and S Meridian Avenue.  Channelside Drive between Water Street and Beneficial Drive/S Meridian Avenue, Water Street between S Morgan Street and Channelside Drive, one (1) southbound lane on S Meridian Avenue between E Cumberland Avenue and Channelside Drive and the northbound left turn lane on Beneficial Drive between Knights Run Avenue and Channelside Drive will close at 11 pm on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. 

All lanes on Channelside Drive, Water Street and Beneficial Drive/S Meridian Avenue will reopen to traffic by 5 am on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, weather permitting.

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

High-resolution maps with the City of Tampa's suggested alternate routes can be found embedded below:

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For additional information, please contact:
Albert Calloway, Chief Construction Engineer

City of Tampa Contract Administration / Construction Management
(p) (813) 635-3400 | (e) albert.calloway@tampagov.net