Temporary Road/Lane Closures on Channelside Drive and Old Water Street to begin December 17, 2018 for Road and Utility Construction

Posted
12/17/18
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A portion of Channelside Drive between S Jefferson Street  and S Meridian Avenue and Old Water Street between S Franklin Street and S Florida Avenue will close on Monday, December 17, 2018 for road and utility construction.  A private contractor will reconstruct Channelside Drive between Old Water Street and S Meridian Avenue in three (3) phases.  A City contractor will also install a sewer force main in Old Water Street between S Franklin Street and S Morgan Street in the five (5) phases.

 

Channelside Drive Road Construction

As part of Phase 1 of the regrading of Channelside Drive between Old Water Street and S Meridian Avenue, the eastbound lanes on Channelside Drive between S Jefferson Street and S Meridian Avenue and one (1) westbound lane on Channelside Drive between S Meridian Avenue and S Nebraska Avenue will close at 9 am on December 17, 2018. 

 

One (1) westbound lane on Channelside Drive between S Meridian Avenue and S Nebraska Avenue will be maintained during construction of the south side of Channelside Drive, with delays.

 

The sidewalk on the north side of Channelside Drive between Old Water Street and S Meridian Avenue will remain closed during construction.  Pedestrian access will be maintained via signage to other sidewalks in the area, during construction. 

 

It is anticipated that this phase of construction work will be completed by 4 pm on Sunday, January 6, 2019, weather permitting. 

 

Two (2) additional phases will follow upon completion of Phase 1 construction work.   

 

The entire Channelside Drive road project is expected to be completed by Tuesday, January 22, 2019.

 

Old Water Street Sewer Force Main Construction

A portion of Old Water Street between S Franklin Street and S Florida Avenue will close on Monday, December 17, 2018, as part of Phase 1 of the Wastewater Capital Improvement project.  A City contractor will be installing a 54” diameter sewer force main in 5 phases on Old Water Street between S Franklin Street and S Morgan Street. 

 

During Phase 1, Old Water Street between S Franklin Street and S Florida Avenue will close at 9 am on December 17, 2018. 

 

The crosswalks on Old Water Street to the west and east of S Florida Avenue 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 Wednesday, January 16, 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.

 

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

 

If traveling to Amalie Arena for either hockey or another event. If you need information on the multiple ways to get around downtown please watch this video: https://twitter.com/CityofTampa/status/1073232969798688768/video/1

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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