Temporary Lane Closures of N Pierce Street and E Whiting Street to begin August 27, 2018 for Utility Construction

08/24/18

A portion of N Pierce Street between E Jackson Street and E Whiting Street and a portion of E Whiting Street between N Jefferson Street and N Morgan Street will close on Monday, August 27, 2018, as part of Phase 1 of the TECO upgrade project.  The TECO subcontractor will be installing conduit on the west side of N Pierce Street between E Washington Street and E Whiting Street and on the north side of E Whiting Street between N Pierce Street and N Morgan Street. 

One (1) southbound lane on N Pierce Street between E Jackson Street and E Whiting Street, two (2) westbound lanes on E Whiting Street between N Jefferson Street and N Morgan Street and one (1) eastbound lane on E Whiting Street between N Morgan Street and N Jefferson Street will close at 9 am on August 27, 2018.  It is anticipated that this phase of construction work will be completed by 4 pm on Friday, August 31, 2018, weather permitting. 

One (1) westbound lane and one (1) eastbound lane of traffic on E Whiting Street between N Jefferson Street and N Morgan Street will be maintained on the south side of E Whiting Street at all times during construction, with delays.  One (1) southbound lane of traffic on N Pierce Street between E Jackson Street and E Whiting Street will be maintained at all times during construction, with delays.

Sidewalks in the construction area will be closed.  Pedestrians will be detoured to other sidewalks in the area via signage.

Six additional phases will follow upon completion of Phase 1 construction work.  The following streets will have interim lane closures.

Phase 2: E Whiting Street between N Jefferson Street and N Morgan Street – one (1) westbound center lane and one (1) eastbound center lane

Phase 3: E Whiting Street between N Morgan Street and N Pierce Street – one (1) westbound lane

Phase 4: E Whiting Street between N Jefferson Street and N Pierce Street – one (1) eastbound lane

Phase 5: N Jefferson Street closed southbound between E Washington Street and E Whiting Street and E Whiting Street closed westbound between N Jefferson Street and N Pierce Street

Phase 6: E Whiting Street between S Nebraska Avenue and N Jefferson Street and S Jefferson Street between E Brorein Street and E Whiting Street – one (1) westbound lane and two (2) northbound lanes, respectively

Phase 7: S Jefferson Street between E Whiting Street and E Brorein Street and E Whiting Street between N Pierce Street and S Jefferson Street –two (2) southbound lanes and one (1) eastbound lane, respectively

It is anticipated that these 7 phases of the TECO upgrade project will be completed and all lanes will be open to traffic by 4 pm on Sunday, September 30, 2018, weather permitting.

The City recommends using alternative 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 N Pierce Street and E Whiting Street beginning August 27, 2018 for Utility Construction, to be released today, August 24, 2018

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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