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FAQ

Comprehensive Infrastructure for Tampa’s Neighborhoods

What is the Comprehensive Infrastructure for Tampa's Neighborhoods Project?

The Comprehensive Infrastructure for Tampa’s Neighborhoods Project, or Tampa Neighborhoods, is the first phase of a number of planned project initiatives that are included in the City’s Capital Improvement Program.

What is involved with the Tampa Neighborhoods project?

The project consists of both design and construction and includes water, wastewater, stormwater, and transportation improvements. These improvements will be performed throughout selected neighborhoods within Tampa’s city limits.

What neighborhoods will be affected?

Improvements are planned in the neighborhoods of East Tampa, Forest Hills, MacFarlane Park, and Virginia Park.

Why does this project need to happen?

This project replaces aging water and wastewater distribution piping as well as providing general roadway improvements throughout. This will ensure more reliable utility service throughout the selected neighborhoods. Upon completion of the work, residents can expect sustainable improved water pressure, improved fire protection, and improved roadways.

When does the project begin and when will it be completed?

Design: August 2020 – December 2022
Construction: June 2022 – Summer 2026

Will there be lane closures?

Lane closures may occur intermittently during construction as needed. The Design Build Project team will work closely with City transportation staff to develop maintenance of traffic plans that ensure the traveling public moves safely through the construction zones.  Lane closures will be clearly marked, and flagmen will help direct traffic if needed. Emergency services will be notified by the City of Tampa in advance of major detours and lane closures. Please view your neighborhood’s Public Notices tab on the website to see the latest road closures and impacted roads.

What time frame will daily construction activities take place?

Construction activities can be expected between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. during weekdays.

Will there be night or weekend construction?

Barring any unforeseen circumstances, no night or weekend work is anticipated.

Will there be construction equipment and materials in the roadway when crews are not working?

During construction, equipment and materials will be stored in areas on the outside shoulders in the right of way.

Will construction activities block access to residential communities or businesses?

Residents can expect to hear construction noise and experience a short-term increase in construction traffic. Residents and businesses are encouraged to check the project website, and to opt into the text updates for project updates and notifications of any potential impacts and instructions to follow during construction.

What else can be expected during construction?

Residents can expect to hear construction noise and experience a short-term increase in construction traffic.

How will you keep the community informed?

The City of Tampa and Design Build Project Team is committed to an open and continuous dialogue with the community. City and project staff will proactively reach out to the community to provide project information and construction updates on a regular basis throughout the duration of the project, including:

  • Early and continuous outreach.
  • Accurate and timely updates.
  • Website updates and mobile text alert system.
  • Social media posts on City of Tampa’s social media pages, as appropriate.
  • Announcements to affected neighborhoods through City of Tampa’s NextDoor page and text notification system.
  • Construction updates through City’s newsletter.
  • News releases to the local media.
  • Virtual presentations to community and civic organizations.
  • Dedicated Ombudsman for each project.

For any concerns and questions, please call the project hotline at 813-324-1251.