May 9, 2018 - 1:15pm

Temporary Lane Closure on Old Water Street and S Florida Avenue to begin May 15, 2018 for Building Construction

A portion of Old Water Street between Channelside Drive and S Franklin Street and S Florida Avenue between Old Water Street and Channelside Drive will close beginning on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, for building construction.  A private contractor will be removing curb and sidewalk and relocating a utility pole on the northeast corner of Old Water Street and Florida Avenue for a new hotel on the north side of Old Water Street between S Morgan Street and S Florida Avenue.  One (1) westbound lane on Old Water Street between Channelside Drive and S Florida Avenue and one (1) northbound lane on S Florida Avenue between Old Water Street and Channelside Drive will close at 9 am beginning on May 15, 2018. 

The sidewalk on the north side of Old Water Street between S Morgan Street and S Florida Avenue and on the east side of S Florida Avenue between Old Water Street and the mid-block crosswalk (Thunder Alley) on S Florida Avenue will be closed during construction.  Pedestrians will be detoured to other available sidewalks in the area with signage.

This phase of construction is expected to be completed by Monday, September 24, 2018, weather permitting.

Additional lane closures will be required throughout the construction of the new hotel.  The new hotel is scheduled to open in the fall of 2020.

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

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

Traffic Advisory: Temporary Lane Closures Old Water Street and S Florida Avenue May 15, 2018 for Building Construction, to be released today, May 9, 2018

ROW-18-0000847

 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

 

 

May 8, 2018 - 12:00pm

Temporary Road Closure on W Swann Avenue to continue May 9, 2018 for Roadway Improvements

A portion of W Swann Avenue between S Armenia Avenue and S MacDill Avenue closed on Monday, April 9, 2018 for  a Capital Improvement project.  The City contractor is installing drainage, curbing, and sidewalks on W Swann Avenue between S Armenia Avenue and S Gomez Avenue as part of a stormwater improvement project.  This construction work on W Swann Avenue will be completed in 4 phases over a 4 month period. 

Phase 1 work will be completed on May 8, 2018, weather permitting.

In order to facilitate the construction time, Phases 2 and 3 will be combined.  W Swann Avenue between S Tampania Avenue and S Habana Avenue will be closed beginning at 9 am on Wednesday, May 9, 2018.  S Audubon Avenue between W De Leon Street and W Fountain Boulevard will also be closed at the intersection at W Swann Avenue.  It is anticipated that the Phase 2/Phase 3 work will be completed by 4 pm on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, weather permitting. 

In Phase 4, W Swann Avenue between S Audubon Avenue and S Gomez Avenue will be closed.  S Habana Avenue between the emergency entrance to Memorial Hospital of Tampa and W Swann Avenue will also be closed during this phase.

Sidewalks on W Swann Avenue will be closed during the construction. Pedestrians will be detoured to other available sidewalks with signage.

It is anticipated that the Phase 2 and 3 work will be completed by 4 pm on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, weather permitting. 

The entire Capital Improvement project on W Swann Avenue between S Armenia Avenue and S Gomez Avenue is expected to be completed by August 15, 2018.

The City recommends using alternative routes to avoid traffic congestion.

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

Traffic Advisory: Temporary Road Closure W Swann Avenue May 9, 2018 for Roadway Improvements to be Continued, to be released today, May 8, 2018

CWS-18-0000255

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

For additional information, please contact:

Don Cermeno, Construction Engineer

City of Tampa, Contract Administration / Construction Management

(813) 635-3400; doncermeno@tampagov.net

May 8, 2018 - 10:00am

Maria Hernandez to receive Mayor’s Hispanic Advisory Council Award at Annual Luncheon

The City of Tampa Mayor’s Hispanic Advisory Council has selected Maria Hernandez, a 37- year professional with the non-profit Lutheran Services Florida (LSF),  as the  5th recipient of its  Matilda Martinez Garcia Leadership Award.  The award, to be presented at the Council’s 20th annual Latinos Unidos Luncheon on May 8 at 12:00 p.m., recognizes persons or organizations who have made outstanding contributions to the betterment of the Hispanic community.   

 

As a refugee herself, Ms. Hernandez came to the United States in 1967 seeking freedom and a better life. In her more than three and a half decades of providing services through LSF‘s Refugee and Immigrant Services, she has impacted the lives of thousands of local immigrants, many of whom have succeeded in professional careers with attractive benefits and pay. The diversity of this population proves valuable in meeting a number of societal needs in schools, hospitals and other service areas across Tampa Bay, while enhancing our community’s attitudes toward migrants, especially in today’s politically charged environment.  Thus, her work has had a positive influence on the Tampa Bay community, both economically and in terms of basic human development.  On a personal level, Hernandez has touched clients’ lives by helping them cope with the complexities of transitioning to a life of stability and peace in their new country.

 

“Maria’s 37 years serving LSF and the community is impressive on its own, however her tenacity and persistence is equally as inspiring as her dedicated service. She is incredibly valuable to the organization and is deserving of this award,” said Sam Sipes, CEO of Lutheran Services Florida. “It takes a special kind of person to empathize with refugees and immigrants. She helped open doors and take down obstacles for vulnerable people. She is as enthusiastic today as the first day she started with Lutheran Services. I attribute much of their growth her to her leadership and efforts,” said Tony Morejon, Community Affairs Liaison with Hillsborough County and last year’s recipient of the Matilda Martinez Garcia Award.

 

The Matilda Martinez Garcia Award is named for an outstanding Tampa native and founding member of the Council.  The Latinos Unidos Luncheon showcases the rising influence and economic impact of Hispanics in our region, state and nation, and raises funds for need-based scholarships for local students. For tickets to the event, go to www.tampagov.net/MHAC

 

About Lutheran Services Florida: LSF is a non-profit organization transforming lives by ensuring safe children, strong families and vibrant communities. Founded in 1982, LSF currently touches the lives of 1 in 50 Floridians every year through various programs, including early education, youth shelters, foster care, refugee and resettlement services, substance abuse mental health services, and adult guardianship. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, LSF has more than 60 programs throughout Florida and approximately 1,400 dedicated employees.

For additional information, please contact:  

Melisa Martinez, Liaison  

(813) 274-3193

Melisa.Martinez@tampagov.net

April 23, 2018 - 5:00pm

Road Closure of E Brorein Street to begin April 29, 2018 for Roadway and Infrastructure Improvements

As part of the phased roadway realignment program planned for southern downtown Tampa, a portion of E Brorein Street will close beginning Sunday, April 29, 2018.  E Brorein Street between Channelside Drive and S Nebraska Avenue will permanently close at 12:01 am on April 29, 2018 for roadway realignment.  The northernmost, westbound lane on Channelside Drive between S Meridian Avenue and Old Water Street will also close on April 29, 2018 at 12:01 am.

 

Two westbound lanes and two eastbound lanes on Channelside Drive between S Meridian Avenue and Old Water Street will shift south and remain open to motorists in both directions.  In order to progress westbound traffic during the morning peak hours, the westbound left turn movement from Channelside Drive to Old Water Street will be prohibited between 7 am and 9 am during weekdays (Monday- Friday).

 

Further, Channelside Drive will transition from an eastbound one-way road to a two-way roadway between S Nebraska Avenue and Old Water Street.  S Nebraska Avenue between Channelside Drive to E Brorein Street will become a one-way northbound road.

 

Motorists traveling westbound on Channelside Drive will take S Nebraska Avenue north to E Brorein Street. 

 

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).

Road Closure

CWS-18-0000352, CWS-18-0000332, CWS-18-0000042, CWS-18-0000007 & CWS-17-0000293
 See all road closures at www.tampagov.net/RoadClosures

For additional information, please contact:

Don Cermeno, Construction Engineer

City of Tampa Contract Administration / Construction Management

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

April 20, 2018 - 1:30pm

Temporary Road Closure of Channelside Drive to begin April 25, 2018 for Roadway and Infrastructure Improvements

A portion of Channelside Drive between S Jefferson Street and Old Water Street will close nightly beginning on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, for roadway and infrastructure improvements.   Eastbound Channelside Drive between S Jefferson Street and Old Water Street will close nightly from 9 pm to 5 am the following morning on the following nights:

 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Friday, April 27, 2018

Saturday, April 28, 2018

 

The intersection at Channelside Drive, E Brorein Street, and Old Water Street will close at 9 am on Monday, March 19, 2018, for roadway and infrastructure improvements.  During construction, northbound left turns from Old Water Street to westbound E Brorein Street will be prohibited.  Additionally, westbound left turns on Channelside Drive at the intersection of Old Water Street will be prohibited.  The intersection of Channelside Drive, E Brorein Street and Old Water Street is scheduled to open to traffic by 9 am on Sunday, April 29, 2018, weather permitting.

 

S Nebraska Avenue between Channelside Drive and E Brorein Street and E Eunice Avenue between S Jefferson Street and S Nebraska Avenue are scheduled to reopen to traffic by 9:00 am on Sunday, April 29, 2018, weather permitting.

 

S Caesar Street between Channelside Drive and E Walton Street will remain closed until Thursday, May 31, 2018. 

 

E Cumberland Avenue between S Nebraska Avenue and S Meridian Avenue will 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 Channelside Drive to begin April 25, 2018 for road realignment, to be released today, April 20, 2018

 

CWS-18-0000361, CWS-18-0000247, CWS-18-0000193,  CWS-18-0000042, CWS-18-0000007 & CWS-17-0000293

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

For additional information, please contact:

Don Cermeno, Construction Engineer

City of Tampa Contract Administration / Construction Management

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

April 3, 2018 - 12:45pm

Temporary Road Closure on N Highland Avenue began April 2, 2018 for Road and Utility Improvements

 

Temporary Road Closure on N Highland Avenue began April 2, 2018 for Road and Utility Improvements

Tampa, FL (April 3, 2018) – A portion of N Highland Avenue between the I-275 Southbound Doyle Carlton Drive exit ramp and W Palm Avenue closed on Monday, April 2, 2018, as part of The Heights Development project.  A private contractor will be installing new storm, sanitary and water lines, brick parking stalls and sidewalks on the N Highland Avenue between W 7th Avenue and W Palm Avenue in conjuction with the proposed development.  N Highland Avenue between W 7th Avenue and W Palm Avenue closed at 9 am on April 2, 2018.

W Oak Avenue between N Tampa Street and N Ola Avenue will also be closed during the construction.

All lanes on N Highland Avenue between W 7th Avenue and W Palm Avenue and W Oak Avenue between N Tampa Street and N Ola Avenue will be open to traffic by 4pm on Friday, June 22, 2018, weather permitting.

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

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

Traffic Advisory: Temporary Road Closure N Highland Avenue April 2, 2018 for Road and Utility Improvements, to be released today, April 3, 2018

ROW-17-0000493

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

March 29, 2018 - 2:45pm

Temporary Lane Closures of Bayshore Boulevard to begin April 2, 2018 for Road Construction

A portion of Bayshore Boulevard between S Howard Avenue and W Gandy Boulevard  will close daily from 9 am to 3 pm beginning on Monday, April 2, 2018, as part of the final phase of the Bayshore Safety Enhancement project.    A City of Tampa contractor will reset granite curb, install sidewalks, install pedestrian ADA ramps and pave portions of the southbound lanes.  The Bayshore Safety Enhancement project includes two (2) ten foot (10’) wide lanes, five foot (5’) wide Tampa bike lane and speed reduction from 40 mph to 35 mph.   

One (1) southbound lane on Bayshore Boulevard between S Howard Avenue and W Gandy Boulevard will close daily from 9 am to 3 pm beginning on April 2, 2018. 

Portions of the sidewalk on the land side of Bayshore Boulevard will be closed during construction.   Pedestrians will be detoured via signage to other sidewalks in the area, during construction.

It is anticipated that the project will be completed in November 15, 2018, weather permitting.

The City recommends using alternate routes to avoid traffic congestion.

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

 

  Traffic Advisory: Temporary Lane Closures Bayshore Boulevard April 2, 2018 for Roadway Construction, to be released today, March 29, 2018            

 

CWS-18-0000305

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

For additional information, please contact:

Don Cermeno, Construction Engineer

City of Tampa, Contract Administration / Construction Management

(813) 635-3400; doncermeno@tampagov.net

March 29, 2018 - 8:45am

Temporary Road Closure on W Swann Avenue to begin April 9, 2018 for Roadway Improvements

(This is a revision to Traffic Advisories issued on March 30, 2018 and on April 4, 2018)

 

A portion of W Swann Avenue between S Armenia Avenue and S MacDill Avenue that closed on Monday, April 9, 2018 for  a Capital Improvement project.  The City contractor will be installing drainage, curbing, and sidewalks on W Swann Avenue between S Armenia Avenue and S Gomez Avenue as part of a stormwater improvement project.  This construction work on W Swann Avenue will be completed in 4 phases over a 4 month period. 

In Phase 1, W Swann Avenue between S Armenia Avenue and S Audubon Avenue was closed beginning at 9 am on April 9, 2018.  The southbound right turn lane on S Armenia Avenue between W De Leon Street and W Swann Avenue, S Tampania Avenue between W De Leon Street and W Swann Avenue and a north/south alley east of S Tampania Avenue between W De Leon Street and W Swann Avenue will also be closed during this phase.  It is anticipated that the Phase 1 work will be completed by 4 pm on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, weather permitting.

In Phase 2, W Swann Avenue between S Tampania Avenue and S Habana Avenue will be closed.  S Audubon Avenue between W De Leon Street and W Fountain Boulevard will be closed at the intersection at W Swann Avenue.

In Phase 3, W Swann Avenue between S Audubon Avenue and S Habana Avenue will be closed.

In Phase 4, W Swann Avenue between S Audubon Avenue and S Gomez Avenue will be closed.  S Habana Avenue between the emergency entrance to Memorial Hospital of Tampa and W Swann Avenue will also be closed during this phase.

Sidewalks on W Swann Avenue will be closed during the construction. Pedestrians will be detoured to other available sidewalks with signage.

It is anticipated that the Phase 1 work will be completed by 4 pm on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, weather permitting.  All lanes on W Swann Avenue between S Armenia Avenue and S Gomez Avenue will be open by 4 pm on Thursday, July 26, 2018, weather permitting. 

The entire Capital Improvement project on W Swann Avenue between S Armenia Avenue and S Gomez Avenue is expected to be completed by August 15, 2018.

The City recommends using alternative routes to avoid traffic congestion.

Revised Traffic Advisory: Temporary Road Closure W Swann Avenue April 9, 2018 for Roadway Improvements to be Extended, to be released today, April 20, 2018

CWS-18-0000255

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

For additional information, please contact:

Don Cermeno, Construction Engineer

City of Tampa, Contract Administration / Construction Management

(813) 635-3400; doncermeno@tampagov.net

March 21, 2018 - 1:45pm

Revised Traffic Advisory: Temporary Lane Closures N Himes Avenue April 9, 2018 for Road Construction, to be released today, April 3, 2018

A portion of N Himes Avenue between W Kennedy Boulevard (SR60) and W Columbus Drive will close on Monday, April 9, 2018, as part of the Capital Improvement project.  The City contractor will mill and pave on N Himes Avenue between W Kennedy Boulevard and W Columbus Drive in the median areas.  The inside northbound and southbound lanes on N Himes Avenue and the median areas will close daily between 9 am and 4 pm beginning on April 9, 2018.  There will also be intermittent lane closures on the I-275 off-ramp at the intersection on N Himes Avenue.

One (1) northbound and one (1) southbound lane on N Himes Avenue between W Kennedy Boulevard (SR60) and W Columbus Drive will be maintained at all times, with delays.  The northbound and southbound left turn movements on N Himes Avenue will be restricted during portions of the work.

Traffic movements approaching N Himes Avenue from the side streets will be limited to right turns only during portions of the work.

The sidewalks on N Himes Avenue between W Kennedy Boulevard and W Columbus Drive will remain open during construction.

This phase of construction work is expected to be completed by 4 pm on Saturday, April 14, 2018, weather permitting.  

The previous phase of the construction work for this project (saw-cutting the pavement on N Himes Avenue between W Kennedy Boulevard and W Columbus Drive in the center two-way left turn lane in preparation for future center medians) is expected to be completed by 4 pm on Saturday, April 7, 2018, weather permitting.

The “Himes Avenue from SR60/Kennedy Boulevard to Columbus Drive Traffic Safety Improvements” project includes improvements on N Himes Avenue between W Kennedy Boulevard and W Columbus Drive and improvements on W Columbus Drive between N Himes Ave and N Lincoln Avenue.  The N Himes Avenue safety improvements include replacement of the two-way left turn lane with raised traffic separators and median islands, lane narrowing, dedicated bicycle lanes and speed limit reduction from 40 mph to 35 mph.  The improvements on W Columbus Drive between N Himes Avenue and N Lincoln Avenue include raised traffic separators.

The entire project is expected to be completed by September 15, 2018, weather permitting.

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

Revised Traffic Advisory: Temporary Lane Closures N Himes Avenue  April 9, 2018 for Road Construction, to be released today, April 3, 2018

CWS-18-0000294

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

For additional information, please contact:

Don Cermeno, Construction Engineer
City of Tampa Contract Administration / Construction Management
(813) 635-3400, Don.cermeno@tampagov.net

March 6, 2018 - 4:30pm

2018 Concerts in the Park Line-up

The return of spring means the return of Tampa's longest running and most beloved concert series; Friday Concerts in the Park.  Celebrating 31 years of high-quality entertainment, Friday Concerts in the Park are held every Friday evening, April 6 – May 25.  The eight-week series highlights music of different genres to satisfy all tastes -- from rock to blues to country to jazz.

Friday Concerts in the Park is a fun, family-friendly way showcasing the area’s variety of musical talent.  Concertgoers should bring low-back lawn chairs or blankets for seating.  Picnics are welcome at the Concerts, but local food trucks and vendors will also be onsite. Leashed dogs allowed.  Thanks to our sponsors, the concerts are FREE.

All concerts start at 7 p.mConcerts in April take place in Water Works Park, located at 1710 N. Highland Avenue, and this year the concerts in May take place in historic River Tower Park, located at 401 E. Bird Street.

2018 Friday Extra Concert Series Line-up

April 6              Chad Montana (Country)                                  Water Works Park

April 13            Dick Rumore’s Jazz Cellar Orchestra (Jazz)    Water Works Park
                          presented by Ulele Restaurant

April 20            Jimmy Griswold Band (Blues/Rock)                Water Works Park

April 27            Orquesta Infinidad (Salsa)                               Water Works Park

May 5              TC Carr & The Bolts of Blue (Blues)                River Tower Park

May 11            Chello Hollyday  (Motown)                              River Tower Park

May 18            Displace (Funk Fusion)                                     River Tower Park

May 25            The Cadillac Cowboys (Country)                     River Tower Park

 

Friday Concerts in the Park is produced the Friends of Tampa Recreation, Inc. and the City Tampa Parks & Recreation Department.  Event sponsors include Tampa Bay Times\tbtQ105, b98.799.5 QYKWFLA News Channel 8 and Clear Channel Outdoor.

Kitty Lyons, 813-966 5505 or Linda Carlo, 813-260-9052

Friends of Tampa Recreation, Inc.
Info@FriendsofTampaRec.org