West Shore Boulevard officially reopens early Friday in South Tampa

Segment has been closed since May 11
Posted at 4:58 PM, Jun 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-24 08:57:55-04

There is good news South Tampa residents and commuters.

West Shore Boulevard reopened to traffic around 6 a.m. Friday. The road was closed May 11 for city contractors to replace existing utilities and box culvert.

West Shore was closed in both directions from West Bay Way Drive to Beachway Drive, and the lengthy detour caused headaches for both commuters and residents in the area.

Contractors will continue to work on the shoulders of the road, installing railing, curb, sidewalks and landscaping.

Drivers are cautioned to drive slowly in the area as the speed limit will be reduced from 30 mph to 25 mph. 

The city will also be paving West Shore, but contractors will only close lanes temporarily.  

All the work on the project is expected to be completed by mid-July.  

Mayor Buckhorn was out on West Shore Blvd. Friday morning to officially re-open the road. 

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