Traffic: Tampa Bay area construction will cause weekend delays

Drivers will be rerouted or delayed because of projects in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Thonotosassa

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Construction will cause delays this weekend in the Tampa Bay area. Some of the projects are ongoing and will continue for weeks or months. Here’s what you need to know about getting around.

In Tampa, the eastbound lanes of East Twiggs Street, east of Meridian Avenue, will be closed starting Saturday. Crews are repairing a sewer line. One northbound lane of Meridian Avenue will also be closed. The lanes will reopen Monday by noon.

In South Tampa, there is a visible depression near the intersection of South Georgia Avenue and West Mississippi Avenue. The intersection will be closed until after repairs, which are scheduled to begin Monday. Traffic is being detoured.

Starting Sunday, in St. Petersburg, left turn will not be allowed at Ulmerton Road and 40th Street. Eastbound traffic will be sent north because of an ongoing construction project. Crews are widening the roadway. The project is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2017.

Construction continues on US 301 between Harney Road and Jackson Road in Thonotosassa. Drivers may experience daily lane closures between 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. This is part of an ongoing widening project. When it’s completed next year drivers should have an extra lane for commuting, with raised medians and improved intersections.

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