North Florida Avenue at West Crest Avenue is expected to remain closed for two additional weeks through Sept. 23 due to wet ground conditions and additional work requested by the City of Tampa. As crews excavated the intersection, the City discovered that its existing 12-inch water main does not meet current depth requirements. The City has asked Nelson Construction to replace this 1960s-era pipe and install it to a deeper depth to withstand Florida Avenue traffic loads.
Northbound thru traffic on North Florida Avenue is detoured at Osborne Avenue to Nebraska Avenue. Southbound thru traffic on North Florida Avenue is detoured at East Hillsborough Avenue to Nebraska Avenue.
During this closure, please continue to patronize your favorite Florida Avenue businesses. These businesses remain open; traffic to local businesses is considered local traffic. Signs are in place at both ends of the closure indicating that businesses are accessible.