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Construction Update for Central and West Crest Avenues; Thanksgiving Work Schedule

Crews will begin excavation work on West Crest Avenue at North River Boulevard today or tomorrow. Work is anticipated to progress eastward on West Crest Avenue next week.

In preparation for water main relocation on Caracas Street, the northbound lane on Central Avenue will be closed at Caracas beginning today. Vehicles will no longer be able to travel north on Central to Wilder Avenue.

No construction work will take place from Nov. 25 through Nov. 28, 2021, as David Nelson Construction and its employees celebrate Thanksgiving with their families and friends. Full construction will resume Monday, Nov. 29, 2021.

We wish you all a happy Thanksgiving and thank you for your support of this important infrastructure project.

Construction on Caracas Street on Monday, Nov. 22

Beginning Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, construction crews will be working on Caracas Street from Central Avenue to I-275. They are relocating a water main in preparation for excavating a micro-tunnel shaft under the Interstate beginning in December.

Northbound Central from Osborne to Hillsborough Closed Through August 2022

Beginning Monday, Nov. 1, 2021, northbound Central Avenue will be closed from Osborne to Hillsborough avenues. Central Avenue will be southbound only between Hillsborough and Osborne avenues until August 2022 as crews relocate a water main, install a new 72-inch stormwater pipe and box culvert, and make transportation improvements on Central Avenue.

Northbound traffic on Central Avenue will be detoured at East Osborne Avenue to Florida Avenue and Nebraska Avenue.

Central Avenue Detour Map

ADA Accommodations

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, persons with disabilities needing a reasonable accommodation to participate in a public hearing or meeting should contact the City of Tampa’s ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the proceeding. The ADA Coordinator may be contacted via phone at 813-274-3964, email at, or by submitting an ADA – Accommodations Request Form.