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Temporary Road/Lane Closures on N Jefferson Street, E Whiting Street, N Pierce Street and E Washington Street to begin March 1, 2021 for Utility Construction

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A portion of N Jefferson Street between E Cumberland Avenue/E Brorein Street and E Jackson Street will close beginning on Monday, March 1, 2021 for utility construction.  A private contractor will be installing underground TECO duct bank for future development.  The work will be completed in five (5) phases.

In Phase 1, N Jefferson Street between LeRoy Selmon Expressway eastbound on-ramp and E Whiting Street will close at 9 am on March 1, 2021.  Access to the LeRoy Selmon Expressway eastbound on-ramp will be available from westbound E Cumberland Avenue/E Brorein Street and northbound S Jefferson Street at all times during construction.  N Jefferson Street between LeRoy Selmon Expressway eastbound on-ramp and E Whiting Street is scheduled to be open on Sunday, March 7, 2021, weather permitting.  Phase 2 will begin immediately following the completion of Phase 1 construction. 

During Phase 2, the two (2) southbound lanes on N Jefferson Street between E Washington Street and LeRoy Selmon Expressway eastbound on-ramp, E Whiting Street between N Pierce Street and N Jefferson Street and one (1) southbound lane on N Pierce Street between E Washington Street and E Whiting Street will close. 

Two (2) northbound lanes on N Jefferson Street between LeRoy Selmon Expressway eastbound on-ramp and E Washington Street will be maintained during construction, with delays.  Phase 3 will begin immediately following the completion of Phase 2 construction. 

During Phase 3, N Jefferson Street between E Whiting Street and E Washington Street will close.  Phase 4 will begin immediately following the completion of Phase 3 construction. 

During Phase 4, N Jefferson Street between E Whiting Street and E Jackson Street and E Washington Street between N Pierce Street and N East Street will close.  Phase 5 will begin immediately following the completion of Phase 4 construction. 

During Phase 5, N Jefferson Street between E Washington Street and E Jackson Street will close.

All lanes on N Jefferson Street, E Whiting Street, N Pierce Street and E Washington Street will reopen to traffic by 4 pm on Friday, March 26, 2021, weather permitting.

The City recommends using alternate routes to avoid traffic congestion.

A high-resolution map with the City of Tampa’s suggested detour routes can be found embedded below.

Road Closure February 22nd
ROW-21-0000698

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

Phone: (813) 274-3104 

Email: [email protected]