Temporary Road and Lane Closures on W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and N MacDill Avenue to begin June 9, 2018 for Utility Construction

06/04/18

A portion of W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard between N Himes Avenue and N Habana Avenue and N MacDill Avenue between W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and W Tampa Bay Boulevard will close on consecutive weekends over the next 2 months beginning on Saturday, June 9, 2018, for utility construction.   A utility contractor will be replacing transmission poles located on the south side of W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard between N MacDill Avenue and N Habana Avenue.   Work will begin on W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at the intersection at N MacDill Avenue and proceed easterly toward N Habana Avenue.  During the majority of the work, one (1) eastbound lane on W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard between N MacDill Avenue and N Habana Avenue will close daily from 9 am to 4 pm on weekends beginning on June 9, 2018.   

 

One (1) eastbound lane on W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard between N MacDill Avenue and N Habana Avenue and one (1) southbound lane on N MacDill Avenue between W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and W St Isabel Street will be maintained at most times during construction, with delays.

 

During a portion of the work, both eastbound lanes on W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard between N MacDill Avenue and N Habana Avenue will be closed.  N Gomez Avenue between W Virginia Avenue and W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard will also be closed during a portion of the construction.

 

The sidewalk on the south side of W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard between N MacDill Avenue and N Habana Avenue and on the west side of N MacDill Avenue between W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and W St Isabel Street will be closed during construction.  Pedestrian access will be maintained via signage to other sidewalks in the area at all times.

 

W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard between N MacDill Avenue and N Habana Avenue will open to traffic by 4 pm on Sunday, July 29, 2018, weather permitting.   

 

The City of Tampa recommends that motorists use alternate routes to avoid traffic congestion. Eastbound motorists can use W Tampa Bay Boulevard or W Hillsborough Avenue between N Himes Avenue and N Habana Avenue in lieu of W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.  Southbound motorists on N MacDill Avenue can use N Himes Avenue or N Habana Avenue between W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and W Tampa Bay Boulevard.

   

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

Catherine M. Coyle, Planning & Urban Design Manager

City of Tampa Planning & Development Department

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