Temporary Road Closure on Old Water Street began December 17, 2018 for Road and Utility Construction to be Extended

Posted
01/23/19

A portion of Old Water Street between S Franklin Street and S Florida Avenue closed on Monday, December 17, 2018 for road and utility construction.  A City contractor is installing a 48” sewer force main in Old Water Street between S Franklin Street and S Morgan Street in five (5) phases. 

 

The portion of Old Water Street between S Franklin Street and S Florida Avenue that closed on Monday, December 17, 2018, as part of Phase 1 of the Wastewater Capital Improvement project will be extended. 

 

The crosswalks on the south side of Old Water Street between S Franklin Street and S Florida Avenue and on the north side between S Franklin Street and S Morgan Street will be closed during construction.  Pedestrians will be detoured to other sidewalks in the area via signage.

 

It is anticipated that this phase of construction work will be completed by 4 pm on Monday, February 11, 2019, weather permitting. 

 

Four (4) additional phases will follow upon completion of Phase 1 construction work.  The following streets will have road closures.

Phase 2: Old Water Street at the intersection of S Florida Avenue

Phase 3: Old Water Street between S Florida Avenue and S Morgan Street

Phase 4: Old Water Street between S Florida Avenue and S Morgan Street

Phase 5: Old Water Street at the intersection of S Morgan Street

 

It is anticipated that these 5 phases of the Sewer Force Main Project will be completed on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, weather permitting.  The entire Wastewater project is expected to be completed by fall 2020, weather permitting.

 

Channelside Drive between S Meridian Avenue and S Nebraska Avenue is expected to be completed by 5 am on Friday, January 25, 2019.

 

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

 

For hockey fans planning on seeing the Lightning at AMALIE Arena, please go to:

tampabaylightning.com/parking

 

Others planning on seeing a family show, event or concert, please go to:

amaliearena.com/plan-your-visit

CWS-19-0000052

The public can stay connected with the ongoing construction project by visiting DowntownTampaGrid.com. Questions or comments should be directed to the project team by email at contactus@downtowntampagrid.com or by phone at (813) 607-GRID (4743).

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

Road Closure

For additional information, please contact:

Albert Calloway, Construction Engineer

City of Tampa Contract Administration / Construction Management

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