West Crest Avenue Restoration Update

Curb has been installed on the north side of the street along the 200 block of West Crest Avenue. Crews are working to install curb on the south side of the street Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, with the remaining curb on the 100 block’s north side occurring Wednesday through Friday this week. Asphalt installation could begin as early as Monday, Jan. 30.

Residents received door hangers last week notifying them of driveways being inaccessible beginning today; a second door hanger will be delivered tomorrow. Driveways will be affected for two to three days at a time while work is directly in front of homes. During this time, residents are asked to park elsewhere between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily. During asphalt installation, no cars may park on the street.

If you have mobility issues and need assistance accessing your home during the day (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.), a golf cart is available to transport you. Please ask a crew member to put you in touch with a foreman in the field for assistance. If you do not see a crew member, you may call the project hotline at 813-580-5313.

Crews have installed three of the four ADA-accessible sidewalk ramps at the intersection of West Crest and Highland Avenue. The remaining ramp should be complete by end of March, as the adjacent curb inlet has not yet been delivered.

All sanitary sewer inspections along the 100-200 blocks of Crest have been completed, and no additional adjustments are needed. After two adjustments on the 300 block are completed, the curb and asphalt surrounding those will be repaired. Final asphalt will be installed along all three blocks of West Crest Avenue at the same time, tentatively early May.

Crews are Restoring Southbound Central Avenue

Crews are rebuilding the southbound, westernmost lane of Central Avenue between Giddens and Wilder avenues. Traffic has been shifted to the east side of the road between Hillsborough and Wilder and remains southbound only.

Residents along Central Avenue have received door hangers notifying them of driveways being inaccessible beginning Monday, Jan. 23. Driveways will be affected for two to three days at a time while road rebuilding is directly in front of homes. During this time, residents are asked to park elsewhere between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily; residents may use the parallel parking spaces on the east side of Central Avenue.

Road base and the concrete separator between the asphalt and pavers should be installed over the next two weeks, after which the first layer of asphalt will be installed on the west (southbound lane). A paver crew will install pavers in the parking spaces on the west side of the road. This work is scheduled to be complete mid- to late March.

If you have mobility issues and need assistance accessing your home during the day (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.), a golf cart is available to transport you. Please ask a crew member to put you in touch with a foreman in the field for assistance. If you do not see a crew member, you may call the project hotline at 813-580-5313.

Schedule Page Is Updated

The construction schedule has been updated. Please visit the Schedule page for more information.

REMINDER: Crews Will Work on Jan. 16

Crews will be working on Martin Luther King Jr. Day,  Monday, Jan. 16. Residents can expect construction work on River Boulevard, Crest, Frierson and Central avenues, Caracas Street on both sides of the interstate, and potentially Miami and Osceola places and other streets throughout the construction zone.

Crews Will Work Monday, Jan. 16

Crews will be working on Martin Luther King Jr. Day,  Monday, Jan. 16. Residents can expect construction work on River Boulevard, Crest, Frierson and Central avenues, Caracas Street on both sides of the interstate, and potentially Miami and Osceola places and other streets throughout the construction zone.

Business Disruption Claims

If you believe your business has suffered a financial loss due to project construction, you may file a citizen claim with the City of Tampa.  Learn more.

West Crest Avenue Update

Crews continue to make progress on the 100 and 200 blocks of West Crest Avenue. Road base has been installed. Sanitary sewer video inspections and adjustments should be finalized by Jan. 18, after which crews will begin installing curbs. Once curbs are installed, crews will begin installing asphalt, which could begin late the week of Jan. 16, but likely will occur the week of Jan. 23.

At the intersection of Highland and West Crest, the City has requested a different location for the ADA-accessible sidewalk ramp, which requires a change in the curb inlet that was installed. A different curb inlet has been ordered. Once received, crews will modify the inlet under a single lane closure on Highland Avenue. Residents will be notified in advance of this work, which will likely occur this spring. Final restoration will occur once the ADA-accessible sidewalk is installed.

Restoration Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about property restoration for the Southeast Seminole Heights Flooding Relief Project? Check out our Restoration FAQs.

Residents Intermittently Without Water Today While Crews Isolate and Repair Break

Map showing area for possible boil-water notice surrounding pipe break Jan. 5 near Frierson and Branch avenues

Residents living in 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.

An existing watermain broke today near East Frierson Avenue and North Branch 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.

Q&A on Caracas Reinstallation

Have questions on the pipe reinstallation work on East Caracas Street between North Central Avenue and I-275? Click here for more information.