Temporary Lane Closures on W Columbus Drive and N Himes Avenue to begin March 9, 2020 for Utility Construction

Posted
05/14/20
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A portion of W Columbus Drive between N Dale Mabry Highway and N MacDill Avenue and a portion of  N Himes Avenue between W Spruce Street and W Columbus Drive will close daily beginning on Monday, March 9, 2020 for utility construction.  A utility contractor will be installing communication conduit on the north and south sides of W Columbus Drive between N Himes Avenue and N MacDill Avenue and at the southeast corner of W Columbus Drive and N Himes Avenue.

One (1) eastbound lane on W Columbus Drive between N Dale Mabry Highway and N MacDill Avenue, one (1) westbound lane on W Columbus Drive between N Glen Avenue and N Himes Avenue, and one (1) northbound lane on N Himes Avenue between W Saint Conrad Street and W Columbus Drive will close at 9 am on March 9, 2020.

One (1) eastbound lane on W Columbus Drive between N Dale Mabry Highway and N MacDill Avenue, two (2) westbound lanes on W Columbus Drive between N Glen Avenue and N Himes Avenue, and one (1) northbound lane on N Himes Avenue between W Saint Conrad Street and W Columbus Drive will be maintained at all times during construction, with delays.

The sidewalks within the work areas will be closed during construction. Pedestrian access will be maintained via signage to other sidewalks in the area during construction.

It is anticipated that all lanes on W Columbus Drive between N Dale Mabry Highway and N MacDill Avenue and all lanes on N Himes Avenue between W Saint Conrad Street and W Columbus Drive will be open by 4 pm on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, weather permitting.

The City recommends that motorists use alternate routes to avoid traffic congestion. Eastbound and westbound motorists can use W Tampa Bay Boulevard between N Dale Mabry Highway and N MacDill Avenue, in lieu of W Columbus Drive. Northbound motorists can use N Dale Mabry Highway between W Spruce Street and W Tampa Bay Boulevard, in lieu of N Himes Avenue.

Eastbound and westbound trucks can use W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard between N Dale Mabry Highway and N Armenia Avenue. Northbound trucks can use N Dale Mabry Highway between W Cypress Street and W Tampa Bay Boulevard, in lieu of N Himes 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