Temporary Lane Closures N Central Avenue, E Osbourne Avenue, N Boulevard, and N Highland Avenue to begin July 27, 2020 for Utility Construction

Posted
09/10/20

(This is a revision to a Traffic Advisory issued on July 24, 2020)

A portion of N Central Avenue between E Lake Avenue and E Hillsborough Avenue, E Osbourne Avenue between N Central Avenue and N Nebraska Avenue, N Boulevard between W Osbourne Avenue and W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, and N Highland Avenue between W Osbourne Avenue and W Hillsborough Avenue will close daily from 9 am to 4 pm beginning on Monday, July 27, 2020 for utility construction.  A utility contractor will be installing gas mains and services at part of a large gas main replacement project.

Lane closures to begin at 9 am on July 27, 2020 include the following:

  • N Central Avenue: Northbound lane between E Lake Avenue and E Giddens Street.  Northbound and southbound traffic will be intermittently maintained on the west side of N Central Avenue at all times during construction, with delays.
  • E Osbourne Avenue: Eastbound lane between N Central Avenue and N Nebraska Avenue. Eastbound and westbound traffic will be intermittently maintained on the north side of E Osbourne Avenue at all times during construction, with delays.
  • N Boulevard: Southbound lane between W Curtis Street and W North Bay Street. Southbound and northbound traffic will be intermittently maintained on the east side of N Boulevard at all times during construction, with delays.
  • N Highland Avenue: Northbound lane between W South Avenue and W Haya Street. Northbound and southbound traffic will be intermittently maintained on the west side of N Highland Avenue at all times during construction, with delays.

Sidewalks in the construction area will be closed during the work.  Pedestrians will be detoured to other available sidewalks in the area with signage.

All lanes on N Central Avenue, W Osbourne Avenue, N Boulevard, and N Highland Avenue will be open to traffic by 4 pm on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, weather permitting.

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

Northbound and southbound motorists can use N Florida Avenue or N Nebraska Avenue between E Lake Avenue and E Hillsborough Avenue, in lieu of N Central Avenue.

Eastbound and westbound motorists can use E Hillsborough Avenue or E Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard between N Central Avenue and N Nebraska Avenue, in lieu of E Osbourne Avenue.

Southbound and northbound motorists can use N Highland Avenue/N Florida Avenue between E Osbourne Avenue and W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, in lieu of N Boulevard.

Northbound and southbound motorists can use N Florida Avenue between E Violet Street and W Hillsborough Avenue, in lieu of N Highland Avenue. 


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


For additional information, please contact:

Debbie Herrington, P.E., Right of Way Management

City of Tampa Planning & Development Department

(813) 274-3100, Option 5; debbie.herrington@tampagov.net