Westbound Lane on Kennedy between MacDill and Lincoln and North Matanzas at Kennedy Closing Temporarily

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Traffic at the intersection of Kennedy Boulevard and Matanzas Avenue will be affected temporarily by road closures this week. The outside westbound lane on Kennedy will be closed between MacDill and Lincoln avenues beginning at 8 a.m. tomorrow, January 10, 2012, while Tampa Water Department crews replace a 6” water valve. Traffic approaching this area on Kennedy will merge to the inside lane. Additionally, Matanzas will be closed in both directions between Kennedy and North B Street.

Normal traffic patterns on both roads are expected to resume by 3:30 p.m. on Friday, January 13, 2012, depending on weather conditions. Barricades and signs will be located in the area to assist with traffic flow. Drivers should seek alternate routes during this period. Please use caution when traveling in the area.

The staff and crews of the Tampa Water Department appreciate everyone’s patience during this time.

The Tampa Water Department serves a 211-square mile area with a service population of approximately 560,000 people. The Tampa Water Department’s mission is to provide superior drinking water and reclaimed water services to its customers.