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Update On Temporary Lane Closures On S West Shore Blvd For Water Main Replacements

TAMPA, FL. – The water main replacement project along West Shore Boulevard that began June 21, 2021, has entered a new phase.

The water main replacements along S West Shore Blvd between W Oakeller Ave and W Swann Ave has largely been completed. Construction has now moved northward.

A City of Tampa contractor has been replacing the water mains along S West Shore Blvd with new and larger diameter water mains, improving water pressure and water quality.

Traffic Impact

  • A portion of S West Shore Blvd between W Swann Ave and W Azeele St will experience intermittent daily lane closures.
  • Flaggers will maintain alternating northbound and southbound traffic from Monday through Friday, from 7am to 7pm. Drivers should expect to experience some delays.
  • Sidewalks within the work areas will remain open. Safety fencing at the work locations will be installed between the sidewalk and the work.

Anticipated Construction Timeline

  • Pipe bursting construction from W Swann Ave and W Azeele St will start February 7, 2022 with an expected completion date of February 14, 2022.
  • Pipe bursting construction from W Azeele St to W Kennedy Ave is expected to be completed by mid-March 2022.
  • Paving much of the north bound lane S West Shore Blvd from W Oakeller Ave to W Kennedy is in the planning stages and will start after all pipe bursting operation are completed.

This work is part of a larger capital improvement project and is being completed using a special pipe bursting technology to minimize residential disruption.

The entire construction project is scheduled to be completed earlier than anticipated. We are now anticipating project completion by late March 2022.

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