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Temporary Road Closure S West Shore Boulevard to begin September 14, 2018 for a Capital Improvement Project


Tampa, FL (September 11, 2018) – A portion of S West Shore Boulevard between W El Prado Boulevard and W Kennedy Boulevard will be closed on Friday, September 14, 2018, as part of the Upper Peninsula Stormwater Capital Improvement Project. A City contractor will be installing sanitary sewer lines across S West Shore Boulevard at the intersection of W Estrella Avenue. S West Shore Boulevard between W Melrose Avenue and W Clear Avenue will close at 8 pm on September 14, 2018.

There will be intermittent sidewalk closures on S West Shore Boulevard between W Melrose Avenue and W Clear Avenue during construction. Pedestrian access will be maintained on one side of S West Shore Boulevard at all times during construction.

It is anticipated that all lanes on S West Shore Boulevard will reopen to traffic by 5 am on Monday, September 17, 2018, weather permitting.

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


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For additional information, please contact:


John Zemina, Kimmins Contracting Corp.
813-924-5010, jzemina@kimmins.com


Al Hoel, P.E.
Chief Engineer, Stormwater Director
Department of Transportation & Stormwater Services
(813) 274-8462; al.hoel@tampagov.net



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


Relief of frequent flooding on Dale Mabry Highway.

Reduction of flooding in residential areas within the drainage basin.

Improved driving conditions during high intensity and short duration rainfall events.

Improved evacuation route from South Tampa during hurricane season and other strong weather events.


Design and construction of 8,100 feet of box culvert, inlets and associated utility relocations, commencing at the Estrella Street outfall and terminating at the intersection of Dale Mabry Highway and Henderson Boulevard.

State-of-the-art “green” infrastructure solutions to reduce pollutant loading on Old Tampa Bay.

Co-funded by the City of Tampa and the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD).

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The Upper Peninsula Watershed Drainage Improvements Design-Build Project