Beginning tomorrow, North Florida Avenue will be closed nightly to thru traffic between East Hillsborough and East Osborne avenues for stormwater work on Florida near East Frierson. Florida Avenue will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night Tuesday Dec 6, Wednesday, Dec. 7, and Thursday, Dec. 8.
Northbound traffic on Florida Avenue will be detoured at Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue to Nebraska Avenue. Southbound thru traffic on North Florida Avenue will be detoured at East Hillsborough Avenue to Nebraska Avenue.
During this work, heavy equipment will travel to and from the work site on Florida Avenue to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at 5103 North Central Avenue to access stored materials. Residents near St. Paul’s and along Wilder Avenue may hear heavy equipment in the area periodically between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.
Businesses along Florida Avenue that are open after 8 p.m. and before 5 a.m. are still accessible. Velvet Gypsy and Chocolate Pi are accessible via Hillsborough to Florida; Velvet Gypsy is also accessible via West Crest Avenue.
Beginning Tuesday or Wednesday, Dec. 6 or 7, Nelson crews will start installing the first layer of asphalt on North Central, East Louisiana and East New Orleans avenues and East Ellicott Street.
We ask residents of these streets not to park on the street next week to allow for paving. Door hangers will be distributed ahead of work.
An existing 6-inch watermain broke today on East Frierson Avenue near North Suwanee Avenue. The City and Nelson are currently working to limit the number of customers inconvenienced by this break by closing surrounding watermain valves to isolate the broken pipe. We currently do not know how many customers are affected.
If you live within the area between Hillsborough Avenue south to Wilder Avenue and Florida Avenue east to Central Avenue, please check your door today, as those affected will receive a boil-water notice from the City.
If you receive one of these fliers, please follow the instructions on the flier. If you do not receive a flier, that means you are unaffected.
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