Temporary Road/Lane Closures on Channelside Drive and Old Water Street for Road and Utility Construction to be Extended

Posted
01/04/19
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Phase 2 of the Channelside Drive road/lane closures between S Jefferson Street and S Meridian Avenue for roadway reconstruction will begin at 9 am on Monday, January 7, 2019 and Phase 1 of the Old Water Street road closure between S Franklin Street and S Florida Avenue for utility construction is still ongoing.  A private contractor is regrading Channelside Drive between Old Water Street and S Meridian Avenue in three (3) phases and a City contractor is installing a sewer force main in Old Water Street between S Franklin Street and S Morgan Street in the five (5) phases.

Channelside Drive Road Reconstruction

As part of Phase 2 of the regrading of Channelside Drive between Old Water Street and S Meridian Avenue, both eastbound lanes on Channelside Drive between S Jefferson Street and S Meridian Avenue will close at 9 am on January 7, 2019. 

Two (2) westbound lanes on Channelside Drive between S Meridian Avenue and S Nebraska Avenue will be maintained during construction, 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 9 am on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, weather permitting. 

One (1) additional phase will follow upon completion of the Phase 2 construction work.   

The entire Channelside Drive road project is expected to be completed by 9 am on Friday, January 25, 2019.

Old Water Street Sewer Force Main Construction

Construction continues on a 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.  A City contractor is installing a 48” diameter sewer force main in 5 phases on Old Water Street between S Franklin Street and S Morgan Street. 

The crosswalks on Old Water Street to the west and east of S Florida Avenue are 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 midnight 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.

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Channelside Road Closure Map

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:

Albert Calloway, Construction Engineer

City of Tampa Contract Administration / Construction Management

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