East Washington Street between North Tampa Street and North Ashley Drive has reopened following a water main break yesterday after this section was repaired ahead of schedule. Additionally, the outside southbound lane of North Tampa Street will remain closed between East Jackson Street and East Washington Street while the Tampa Water Department continues to repair the rest of the sections of the water main break. All lanes will reopen to traffic by 6pm and then close again the following morning at 9am to continue the work. All lanes will also reopen to traffic during the holiday weekend beginning at 6pm, Friday, January 13, and then close again on Tuesday, January 17, at 9am. Barricades and signs are located in the area to assist with traffic flow. Please use caution when driving in the area. Modifications may be necessary during the course of the work.
The completion of the work with a return to normal traffic patterns is now expected by 5pm, Tuesday, January 17. The Tampa Water Department may need to return at a later date to complete additional work. An update will be provided at that time. Work schedules are contingent upon weather conditions. The staff and crews of the Tampa Water Department appreciate everyone's patience during this time.
For additional information, contact:
Elias Franco, Water Operations Director
Office: (813) 274-8335
Cell: (813) 352-3607