Temporary Lane Closures N Himes Avenue and W Tampa Bay Boulevard began May 26, 2020 for Utility Maintenance

Posted
05/27/20

A portion of N Himes Avenue between W Columbus Drive and W Hillsborough Avenue and a portion of W Tampa Bay Boulevard between N Dale Mabry Highway and N MacDill Avenue will close daily from 9 am to 4 pm beginning on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, for utility maintenance.  A City contractor will be cleaning and relining sewer lines on N Himes Avenue between W Douglas Street and W Hillsborough Avenue and on W Tampa Bay Boulevard between N Dale Mabry Highway and N Webb Avenue. The work will take place in various phases.


The center left turn lanes on N Himes Avenue between W Braddock Street and W Hillsborough Avenue will be closed during some phases of the work which began at 9 am on May 26, 2020. Left turn movements for southbound and northbound motorists on N Himes Avenue between W Hillsborough Avenue and W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard will be prohibited during these phases. Traffic movements onto N Himes Avenue at street intersections will be restricted to right turn movements only.


One (1) northbound lane on N Himes Avenue between W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard and W Osbourne Avenue will close during a phase of the work. One (1) lane of northbound traffic on N Himes Avenue between W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard and W Osbourne Avenue will be maintained at all times during construction, with delays.


One (1) eastbound lane on W Tampa Bay Boulevard between N Dale Mabry Highway and N Himes Avenue will be closed during a phase of the work. One (1) eastbound lane of traffic on W Tampa Bay Boulevard between N Dale Mabry Highway and N Himes Avenue will be maintained at all times during construction, with delays.


During another phase of the work, two (2) eastbound lanes on W Tampa Bay Boulevard between N Dale Mabry Highway and N Himes Avenue and the westbound left turn lane on W Tampa Bay Boulevard between N Webb Avenue and N Himes Avenue will be closed. Eastbound motorists on W Tampa Bay Boulevard at the N Himes Avenue intersection will be restricted to right turn movements only during this phase.


It is anticipated that all lanes on N Himes Avenue and W Tampa Bay Boulevard will be open to traffic by 4 pm on Saturday, August 22, 2020, weather permitting.


The City of Tampa recommends that motorists use alternate routes to avoid congestion.  Northbound and southbound motorists can use N Dale Mabry Highway between W Columbus Drive and W Hillsborough Avenue, in lieu of N Himes Avenue.


Eastbound and westbound motorists can use W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard or W Columbus Drive between N Dale Mabry Highway and N MacDill Avenue, in lieu of W Tampa Bay Boulevard.


CWS-20-0000350

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


For additional information, please contact:

Albert Calloway, Chief Construction Engineer

City of Tampa Contract Administration / Construction Management

(813) 635-3400; albert.calloway@tampagov.net