TAMPA BAY, Fla. - There are dozens of ongoing construction projects throughout the bay area for the week of Friday, October 27 through Sunday, November 5. The projects outlined here are ones with full closures and detours.
One lane of SR 50 may be closed from I-75 up to a half mile in each direction between 6:30 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Sunday through Thursday (October 29 - November 2) nights, and from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (October 30 - November 3).
During some of the night closures, drivers can expect traffic shifts and delays between 7:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. on SR 50 in the I-75 interchange area as traffic may be reduced to one lane in each direction and both directions of traffic placed on the westbound lanes. This will result in two-way traffic on what normally is a two-lane westbound section of roadway.
In addition, all traffic entering and exiting I-75 may be limited to right turns only. This will mean drivers who normally would be making a left turn movement onto or off the ramps may have to go the opposite direction and make a U-Turn on SR 50 to go in their desired direction. Traffic congestion and delays are expected during the traffic shifts on SR 50 and on the I-75 exit ramps whenever traffic is in this temporary overnight alignment.
A project to repair busted sewer lines in Tampa has been extended through November 1, 2017 at the earliest. Sligh Ave. eastbound and westbound is blocked between 56th Street and Harney Road.
The project was originally supposed to wrap up by Friday, October 27 but a spokesperson with the transportation department at the city of Tampa says crews are still working on road restoration. Pending weather, they should be finished by Wednesday.
DETOURS: Temple Terrace Highway or Hillsborough Avenue are the best east/west detours until Sligh reopens.
The southbound entrance ramp from SR 50 will be closed entirely overnight Tuesday, October 31 through Thursday, November 2. Drivers can expect the road to close nightly at 12am and reopen by 6am. DETOUR: Head west on SR 50 to Barclay Avenue, then south to Spring Hill Drive, then east to enter the Suncoast Parkway.
The southbound exit ramp from the Suncoast Parkway to County Line Road will be closed entirely overnight Wednesday, November 1 through Friday, November 3. Drivers can expect the ramp to close nightly at 12am and reopen by 6am. DETOUR: Southbound traffic should exit at Spring Hill Drive. Travel west to Anderson Snow Road, then south to County Line Road.
The northbound entrance ramp from County Line Road to the Suncoast Parkway will be closed entirely overnight Thursday, November 2 and Friday, November 3. Drivers can expect the ramp to close nightly at 12am and reopen by 6am. DETOUR: From County Line Road, travel west to Anderson Snow Road, then north to Spring Hill Drive, then east to the Suncoast Parkway.
NORTH 22ND STREET
All lanes NB/SB on 22nd Street are closed between East Cayuga and East Chelsea. Crews are working to fix a water main in the area. All work including road restoration is expected to be complete by 5pm, Friday November 3.
West Swann Avenue is closed in both directions EB/WB while crews repair a water main break. The road is shut down between S. Himes Ave and S. Lincoln Ave. All work including road restoration is expected to be complete by 5pm, Friday November 3.