June 19, 2018 - 3:15pm

Lane Closures and Traffic Rerouting on North Nebraska Avenue Between East Linebaugh Avenue and East Orchid Avenue

Both southbound lanes of North Nebraska Avenue are closed between East Linebaugh Avenue and East Orchid Avenue while the Tampa Water Department repairs a water main break. Barricades and signs are located in the area to assist with traffic flow and rerouting. Please use caution when driving in the area. Modifications to lane closures may be necessary during the course of restoration.

 

The repair work is expected to be completed by 9 p.m. this evening, Tuesday, June 19. Roadway restoration, with a return to normal traffic patterns, is expected to be completed by 5 p.m. Friday, June 22. Restoration schedules are contingent upon weather conditions.

 

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

 

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

 

For additional information, contact:

Chuck Weber, P.E., Water Department Director

Office: (813) 274-8663

Cell: (813) 480-3159

Fax: (813) 274-7435

Chuck.Weber@TampaGov.net

June 19, 2018 - 3:15pm

DETECTIVES WORK TO IDENTIFY FATAL HIT AND RUN SUSPECT

Incident Date/Time:  6/17/2018 at 9:18 PM

Location:  10000 block of N. Nebraska Ave

Incident Type:  Hit and Run/Fatality

Victim Info:  Sally Ann McClellan Webb (DOB 5/27/1960); 1415 E. 124th Avenue

Suspect Vehicle:  white older model, elevated, light colored vehicle, possibly has vinyl roof.

Video link: https://youtu.be/-NK5MkmW6EE

 

Details:  On June 17, the victim, later identified as Sally Ann McClellan Webb, was attempting to cross the street, eastbound, in the 10000 block of N. Nebraska Ave. Webb had walked into the northbound curb-lane when she was struck by the suspect vehicle in front of 10013 N Nebraska Ave. The driver of the suspect vehicle did not stop and render aid, instead continued northbound on N. Nebraska Ave. Officers were dispatched, found the victim unresponsive, and immediately began CPR.  Tampa Fire Rescue arrived on scene and were unable to revive Webb.  She was pronounced deceased at 9:30 PM.

Detectives are now asking for assistance from our community in identifying the vehicle used in this fatal hit and run.  The vehicle can be seen on video, entering the right side of the frame. Detectives believe the vehicle to be an older model, elevated, light-colored car, possibly with a vinyl roof. Anyone who may have information is urged to contact Crimestoppers of Tampa Bay at 800.873.TIPS.

June 19, 2018 - 3:00pm

Temporary Road Closure of W Tampa Bay Boulevard to begin June 23, 2018 for Stadium Event

A portion of W Tampa Bay Boulevard between N Dale Mabry Highway and N Himes Avenue will close beginning at 9 am beginning on Saturday, June 23, 2018, for the Luke Bryan concert held at Raymond James Stadium.  W Tampa Bay Boulevard between N Dale Mabry Highway and N Himes Avenue is scheduled to be open to traffic by 1 am on Sunday, June 24, 2018, weather permitting.   

The City of Tampa recommends that motorist use alternative routes to avoid traffic congestion.

A hi-resolution map with the City of Tampa’s suggested detour routes can be found embedded below.

Tampa Bay Boulevard closure

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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 Department

(813) 274-3100, Option 4; catherine.coyle@tampagov.net

June 18, 2018 - 5:15pm

Temporary Lane Closure Tampa Palms Boulevard to begin June 19, 2018 for Landscape Maintenance

A portion of Tampa Palms Boulevard between Compton Drive and Halsey Road will close daily beginning on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, for landscape maintenance.  A private contractor will be removing 16 oak trees on the south side of Tampa Palms Boulevard between Compton Drive and Halsey Road adjacent to the sidewalk.  One (1) eastbound lane on of Tampa Palms Boulevard between Compton Drive and Halsey Road will close daily from 9 am to 4 pm, beginning on June 19, 2018.

The sidewalk on the south side of Tampa Palms Boulevard between Compton Drive and Halsey Road will be closed during construction.  Pedestrian access will be maintained via signage to other sidewalks in the area at all times.

All lanes on of Tampa Palms Boulevard between Compton Drive and Halsey Road will be open by 4 pm on Friday, July 13, 2018, weather permitting. 

The City recommends using alternate routes to avoid traffic congestion. 

 

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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 Department

(813) 274-3100, Option 4; catherine.coyle@tampagov.net

June 18, 2018 - 2:30pm

Lane Closures and Traffic Rerouting on South Himes Avenue Between West Palmira Street and West San Jose Street

Both northbound and southbound lanes of South Himes Avenue will be closed June 19 through June 21 between West Palmira Street and West San Jose Street while the Tampa Transportation and Stormwater Department perform restoration work. Barricades and signs are located in the area to assist with traffic flow and rerouting. Please use caution when driving in the area.

 

The restoration work is expected to be completed by 5 p.m. Thursday, June 21, with a return to normal traffic patterns taking place at that time. Restoration schedules are contingent upon weather conditions.

 

The staff and crews of the Tampa Transportation and Stormwater Department appreciate everyone's patience during this time.

 

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

For additional information, contact:

Transportations and Stormwater Services Department – Operations Division

George Cox, Sewer Operations Team Leader

Office: (813) 274-3101

June 18, 2018 - 12:15pm

Temporary Lane Closure on E Bearss Avenue to begin June 18, 2018 for Utility Maintenance Work

On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, the outside eastbound lane of East Bearss Avenue at the intersection Gregory Drive will close while department crews clean and televise the sewer system in the area. Traffic will merge into the remaining lane. Signage and arrow boards will be in place to direct motorists around the lane closure and work site.  

 

This work will be completed by the end of the day, weather permitting and normal traffic patterns will resume.

 

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

 

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

East Bears Avenue Advisory
June 14, 2018 - 11:45am

2018 World's Largest Swimming Lesson (WLSL)

The 2018 World's Largest Swimming Lesson (WLSL) will take place Thursday, June 21st, starting at 10 am, at all twelve City of Tampa swimming pools. The pool locations are:

  • Bobby Hicks Pool, 4201 W Mango Ave., 33616
  • Copeland Pool, 11001 N 15th St., 33612
  • Cuscaden Pool, 2900 N 15th St., 33605
  • Cyrus Greene Pool, 2101 E Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd., 33603
  • Danny Del Rio Pool, 10105 N Boulevard, 33603
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Pool, 2200 N. Oregon Ave., 33607
  • Interbay Pool, 4321 Estrella Ave., 33629
  • Loretta Ingraham Pool, 1611 N Hubert Ave., 33607
  • Roy Jenkins Pool, 154 Columbia Dr., 33606
  • Spicola Family Pool, 2615 E Corrine St., 33605
  • Sulphur Springs Pool, 701 E Bird St., 33604
  • Williams Park Pool, 4362 E Osborne Ave., 33610

 

Registration for the event will take place prior to the beginning of the lessons (9 am – 9:45 am) at locations.

“Learning to swim is one of the most valuable ways we can help protect the youth of the City of Tampa,” said Parks & Recreation Director Paul Dial. “In addition, it is a healthy and fun skill for life!”

 

The purpose of the lesson? Provide kids and parents exposure to life-saving water safety skills and build awareness about the vital importance of teaching children to swim to help prevent drowning. Program organizers are working to connect the dots between the real risk of childhood drowning and the need for basic water competency skills and crucial parental supervision to keep kids safe in and around the water. Research shows:

  • The problem is life threatening for children: Per the CDC, drowning remains the leading cause of injury related death for children ages 1-4, and the second leading cause for children under 14. Internationally, the World Health Organization estimates drowning is one of the top five causes of death for people aged 1-14 in 48 of the 85 countries it monitors.
  • Many lack basic swimming skills: In 2014, a survey completed by the American Red Cross found more than half of all Americans (54 percent) either can't swim or don't have all of the basic swimming skills.
  • Parents don't recognize supervision is key: According to a 2016 Safe Kids Worldwide report, despite the fact that lack of supervision played a role in the majority of drowning deaths, less than half of parents (49 percent) indicate they remain within arms' reach of their child in the water.

 

More than 41,000 swimmers in 27 countries on six continents participated in 2017. Each location and tens of thousands of participants help spread the Swimming Lessons Save Lives™ message each year.

About The World's Largest Swimming Lesson™
WLSL 
was created as a platform to build awareness about the fundamental importance of teaching children to swim to prevent drowning. Each year, WLSL events provide more than 20,000 man hours of water safety training in a single day. Since its inception, more than 230,000 children and adults have participated in WLSL lessons. Organizers hope to make more than one billion people aware of the importance of enrolling children in swim lessons by 2019. WLSL.org

June 14, 2018 - 10:15am

Checkpoint Aimed at Keeping Roadways Safe

The Tampa Police Department DUI unit will be conducting a safety checkpoint on Friday, June 15 to Saturday, June 16.  Officers will be stationed near the 5200 block of North Armenia Avenue from 10 p.m. – 1 a.m.  This is part of a Florida Department of Transportation grant to ensure motorists and pedestrians are safe.

Janelle McGregor

TPD Spokesperson

June 13, 2018 - 4:00pm

Temporary Road Closure on S Nebraska Avenue and Lane Closures on S Jefferson Street and Channelside Drive to begin June 14, 2018 for Roadway and Infrastructure

A portion of S Nebraska Ave between E Brorein Street and E Whiting Street, S Jefferson Street between Channelside Drive and E Brorein Street and Channelside Drive between S Morgan Street and S Jefferson Street will close on Thursday, June 14, 2018 for roadway and infrastructure improvements.  S Nebraska Avenue between E Walton St and E Finley St will be closed at 9 a.m. on June 14, 2018 and is expected to be open to traffic by 4 p.m. Friday, August 3, 2018.

 

Additionally, a portion of S Jefferson Street between Channelside Drive and E Brorein Street and Channelside Drive between S Morgan Street and S Jefferson Street will close on Thursday, June 14, 2018 for utility maintenance.  A private contractor will be cleaning a utility manhole on S Jefferson Street between E Eunice Avenue and E Brorein Street. One (1) northbound lane on S Jefferson Street between Channelside Drive and E Brorein Street and one (1) eastbound lane on Channelside Drive between S Morgan Street and S Jefferson Street will close at 9 am on June 14, 2018 and will reopen to traffic by 3 p.m., weather permitting.

 

As part of the phased roadway realignment program planned for southern downtown Tampa, a portion of E Brorein Street between Old Water Street and S Nebraska Avenue is closed permanently.  Channelside Drive between Old Water Street and S Nebraska Avenue has been reconfigured to accommodate two (2) westbound lanes and two (2) eastbound lanes.   As part of the interim roadway realignment plan, S Nebraska Avenue between Channelside Drive and E Brorein Street was converted to a one-way, two-lane northbound road.

 

E Eunice Avenue between S Jefferson Street and S Nebraska Avenue will remain closed until Friday, June 29, 2018.

 

S Caesar Street between Channelside Drive and E Walton Street will remain closed until Tuesday, September 4, 2018. 

 

E Cumberland Avenue between S Jefferson Street and S Meridian Avenue will also remain closed until Tuesday, September 4, 2018.

 

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).

 

A high-resolution map with the City of Tampa's suggested alternate routes can be found embedded below:

 

Traffic Advisory: Temporary Road Closure S Nebraska Ave and Lane Closure S Jefferson St & Channelside Dr to begin June 14, 2018 for Utility Maintenance, to be released today, June 13, 2018

 

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For additional information, please contact:

Don Cermeno, Construction Engineer

City of Tampa Contract Administration / Construction Management

(813) 635-3400, Don.cermeno@tampagov.net

June 12, 2018 - 10:30am

Temporary Lane Closure on W Azeele Street to begin June 18, 2018 for Utility Construction

A portion of W Azeele Street between S Armenia Avenue and S MacDill Avenue will close daily beginning on Monday, June 18, 2018.  A private contractor will install a water line connection in W Azeele Street at the intersection of S Habana Avenue.

One (1) westbound on W Azeele Street between S Audubon Avenue and S Habana Avenue will close at 9 am beginning on June 18 2018.  One (1) westbound lane of traffic on W Azeele Street between S Audubon Avenue and S Habana Avenue will be maintained at all times during construction, with delays.

The northbound lane on S Habana Avenue between W Azeele Street and W Platt Street will also be closed during construction. 

It is anticipated that all lanes on W Azeele Street between S Audubon Avenue and S Habana Avenue will be open by 4 pm on Friday, June 29, 2018, weather permitting.

The City recommends using alternate routes to avoid traffic congestion.  Westbound motorists can use W Kennedy Boulevard between S Armenia Avenue and S MacDill Avenue in lieu of W Azeele Street.

 

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 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