The work week is starting off with a big headache for downtown Tampa drivers.
Starting today, a portion of Ashley Drive will be closed for three weeks while crews repair CSX tracks. Crews will replace the tracks along Polk Street. The closure is from Cass Street to Madison Street.
Ashely street downtown Tampa will be closed for 3 weeks for the repair work on the CSX railroad tracks.
You can expect detours and delays but the Poe Garage will remain open.
CSX officials and the city of Tampa are advising drivers to use the detours that are in place.
Southbound traffic will be detoured to Tampa Street using Cass Street. Northbound traffic will be detoured to Florida Avenue using Madison Street.
The City of Tampa recommends that motorists use following streets to access I-275 and State Road 60-Kennedy Boulevard during the closure:
- I-275 Downtown East exit (Orange Avenue and Jefferson/Pierce Street) to access downtown.
- Howard Avenue or Florida Avenue to access I-275
- Will Avenue to Cass Street to access Ashley Drive north of Polk Street
- Tampa Street from I-275 Downtown West exit to access downtown