Temporary Lane Closure on Old Water Street and S Florida Avenue to begin May 15, 2018 for Building Construction

05/09/18

A portion of Old Water Street between Channelside Drive and S Franklin Street and S Florida Avenue between Old Water Street and Channelside Drive will close beginning on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, for building construction.  A private contractor will be removing curb and sidewalk and relocating a utility pole on the northeast corner of Old Water Street and Florida Avenue for a new hotel on the north side of Old Water Street between S Morgan Street and S Florida Avenue.  One (1) westbound lane on Old Water Street between Channelside Drive and S Florida Avenue and one (1) northbound lane on S Florida Avenue between Old Water Street and Channelside Drive will close at 9 am beginning on May 15, 2018. 

The sidewalk on the north side of Old Water Street between S Morgan Street and S Florida Avenue and on the east side of S Florida Avenue between Old Water Street and the mid-block crosswalk (Thunder Alley) on S Florida Avenue will be closed during construction.  Pedestrians will be detoured to other available sidewalks in the area with signage.

This phase of construction is expected to be completed by Monday, September 24, 2018, weather permitting.

Additional lane closures will be required throughout the construction of the new hotel.  The new hotel is scheduled to open in the fall of 2020.

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

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

Traffic Advisory: Temporary Lane Closures Old Water Street and S Florida Avenue May 15, 2018 for Building Construction, to be released today, May 9, 2018

ROW-18-0000847

 See all road closures at www.tampagov.net/RoadClosures

For additional information, please contact:

Catherine M. Coyle, Planning & Urban Design Manager

City of Tampa Planning & Development Department

(813) 274-3100, Option 4; catherine.coyle@tampagov.net