Temporary Road Closure on Old Water Street to begin April 15, 2019 for Building Construction

Posted
04/09/19

A portion of Old Water Street between S Florida Avenue  and Channelside Drive will  close beginning on Monday, April 15, 2019 for building construction.  A private contractor will install caissons on the south side of Old Water Street between S Florida Avenue and S Morgan Street for the new JW Marriott overhead pedestrian bridge.  The pedestrian bridge will connect the JW Marriott hotel to the existing Marriott Waterside hotel.  Old Water Street between S Florida Avenue and S Morgan Street will close in both directions at 9 am on April 15, 2019. 

 

The sidewalks on the south side of Old Water Street between S Franklin Street and S Morgan Street and on the north side of Old Water Street between S Florida Avenue and S Morgan Street and will be closed during construction.  Pedestrians will be detoured via signage around the construction area.  The north-south crosswalk on the west side of S Florida Avenue at the intersection of Old Water Street will be open during construction.

 

Old Water Street between S Florida Avenue and S Morgan Street is expected to be open to traffic by 4 pm on Friday, April 19, 2019, weather permitting.

 

As part of the Marriott Waterside hotel Phase 1 streetscape enhancement project, the sidewalk on the south side of Old Water Street between S Franklin Street and S Florida Avenue will remain closed until May 2019.

 

As part of the JW Marriott construction, the sidewalk on the north side of Old Water Street between S Florida Avenue and S Morgan Street will remain closed until fall 2020. 

 

All work on the Sewer Force Main Capital Improvement project on Old Water Street between S Franklin Street and S Morgan Street will be suspended between April 29, 2019 and June 17, 2019, subject to the NHL playoffs.  After the NFL playoffs, a City contractor will continue installing a 48” sewer force main in Old Water Street between S Florida Avenue Street and S Morgan Street, as part of Phase 3 construction.

 

Two (2) additional phases will follow completion of Phase 3 construction work.  The following streets will have road closures:

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

 

The entire Wastewater project is expected to be completed by fall 2020, weather permitting.

 

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

 

Temporary Road Closure on Old Water Street to begin April 15, 2019 for Building Construction

ROW-18-0001547 & 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

For additional information, please contact:

Catherine M. Coyle, Planning & Urban Design Manager

City of Tampa, Planning & Development

(813) 274-3100, Option 4: Catherine.coyle@tampagov.net