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Temporary Lane/Road Closures on N McKinley Drive to begin January 28, 2022 for Building Construction

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A portion of N McKinley Drive between E Fowler Avenue and E Bougainvillea Avenue will close beginning on Friday, January 28, 2022, for building construction.  A private contractor will erect an overhead pedestrian bridge connecting the existing Moffitt Cancer Center to the new Moffitt Expansion Hospital on N McKinley Drive south of the Moffitt Cancer Center signalized driveway.  The construction work will be completed in six (6) phases and over five (5) months.

During Phase 1, there will be continuous lane closures on N McKinley Drive between E Fowler Avenue and E Bougainvillea Avenue to install temporary shoring.  One (1) northbound outside lane and one (1)                                                                                                       southbound outside lane on N McKinley Drive between E Fowler Avenue and E Bougainvillea Avenue will close at 6 pm on January 28, 2022 and will remain closed for approximately four to six (4-6) weeks.  One (1) northbound lane and one (1) southbound lane on N McKinley Drive between E Fowler Avenue and E Bougainvillea Avenue will be maintained at all times during construction, with delays. 

During Phase 2, the contractor will place a crane on N McKinley Drive to begin erecting the overhead pedestrian bridge.  N McKinley Drive between Moffitt Cancer Center signalized driveway and E Bougainvillea Avenue will close over the weekend beginning at 9 am on Friday, February 4, 2022.  One (1) lane in each direction will reopen to traffic by 5 am on Monday, February 7, 2022, weather permitting.

During Phase 3, the contractor will conduct welding operation on the pedestrian bridge over the northbound lanes of N McKinley Drive.  The northbound lanes of N McKinley Drive between E Bougainvillea Avenue and Moffitt Cancer Center signalized driveway will close nightly from 7 pm to 5 am beginning on Tuesday, February 8, 2022.  One (1) southbound lane will remain open during this phase of construction.  One (1) northbound lane is scheduled to reopen to traffic at 5 am each morning through Saturday, February 12, 2022, weather permitting.

During Phase 4, the contractor will conduct welding operation on the pedestrian bridge over the southbound lanes of N McKinley Drive.  The southbound lanes of N McKinley Drive between Moffitt Cancer Center signalized driveway and E Bougainvillea Avenue will close nightly from 7 pm to 5 am beginning on Tuesday, February 15, 2022.  One (1) northbound lane will remain open during this phase of construction.  One (1) southbound lane is scheduled to reopen to traffic at 5 am each morning through Saturday, February 19, 2022, weather permitting.

During Phase 5, the contractor will remove the temporary shoring and pour concrete on the bridge deck. N McKinley Drive between Moffitt Cancer Center signalized driveway and E Bougainvillea Avenue will close over the following three (3) separate weekends from 10 pm on Friday night to 5 am Monday:

  • Friday, February 18, 2022 to Monday, February 21, 2022
  • Friday, February 25, 2022 to Monday, February 28, 2022
  • Friday, March 4, 2022 to Monday, March 7, 2022

During Phase 6, the contractor will complete the exterior bridge enclosure work.  Either the northbound lanes or the southbound lanes on N McKinley Drive between Moffitt Cancer Center signalized driveway and E Bougainvillea Avenue will close nightly from 7 pm to 5 am the following day beginning in March 2022 through June 2022.

The sidewalk within the work areas will be closed during construction.  Pedestrians will be detoured to other sidewalks in the area with signage.

All lanes on N McKinley Drive between Moffitt Cancer Center signalized driveway and E Bougainvillea Avenue are scheduled to reopen to traffic by 4 pm on Friday, June 24, 2022, weather permitting.  

The pedestrian bridge is scheduled to be open by Wednesday, April 26, 2023.

The City recommends using alternative routes to avoid traffic congestion.

Northbound and southbound motorists can use N 30th Street between E Bougainvillea Avenue and E Fowler Avenue, in lieu of N McKinley Drive.

Northbound and southbound trucks should use N 30th Street or N 56th Street between E Busch Boulevard and E Fowler Avenue, in lieu of N McKinley Drive.

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See all road closures at www.tampa.gov/RoadClosures


For additional information, please contact:
Debbie Herrington, P.E., Transportation ROW Engineer

City of Tampa Mobility Department
(813) 274-3104; debbie.herrington@tampagov.net