Intersection of West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and North Habana Avenue to Close Memorial Day Weekend

03/18/15
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The City of Tampa Wastewater Department will close the intersection of West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at Habana Avenue over the Memorial Day weekend to replace a deteriorating pipeline. The intersection will be closed beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, May 26, 2012 and work is scheduled to be completed on Monday, May 28, 2012.

The replacement is required to restore the integrity of the pipeline and to ensure that wastewater service to several critical facilities within the area is maintained.

This project will affect access to both St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, please follow the posted detour routes during this time. Local business access will be maintained during the closure.

While this work is underway, the City advises that motorists use the following alternate roads for travel to minimize delays or congestion:

West Martin Luther King Boulevard

Eastbound traffic on West Martin Luther King Boulevard will be detoured at North Himes Avenue:
  • Traffic will turn left onto North Himes Avenue and travel north to West Hillsborough Avenue.
  • Turn right onto Hillsborough Avenue and travel east to North Armenia Avenue.
  • Turn right onto North Armenia and travel south to return to West Martin Luther King Boulevard.
Westbound traffic on West Martin Luther King Boulevard will be detoured at North Armenia Avenue:
  • Traffic will turn right onto North Armenia Avenue and travel north to West Hillsborough Avenue.
  • Turn left onto West Hillsborough Avenue and travel west to North Himes Avenue.
  • Turn left onto North Himes Avenue and travel south to return to West Martin Luther King Boulevard.
Habana Avenue

Northbound traffic on Habana Avenue will be detoured at Columbus Drive:

  • Traffic will turn right onto Columbus Drive and travel east to Howard Avenue.
  • Turn left onto Howard Avenue and travel north to Hillsborough Avenue.
  • Turn left onto Hillsborough Avenue and travel west to return to Habana Avenue.
Southbound traffic on Habana Avenue will be detoured at Hillsborough Avenue:
  • Traffic will turn right onto Hillsborough Avenue and travel west to Himes Avenue.
  • Turn left onto Himes Avenue and travel south to Columbus Drive.
  • Turn left onto Columbus Drive and travel east to return to Habana Avenue.
For additional information, please contact Wastewater Department Director Anthony Kasper, P.E. at (813) 274-8108 or anthony.kasper@tampagov.net.