Blog – Did you know this about a Dump Truck?

A dump truck is a vehicle designed to transport bulk material. It has an open jump ahead with the driver seat, and consist of a large boxlike body to contain materials. A dump truck usually has four to six wheels, where the entire load and the movement depends on. Modern dump trucks have payloads up to 10 tons and usually articulate perform in the middle of the housing.

Did you know …?

The biggest dump truck in the world is a Belaz 75710. This huge truck is “as long as two double decker buses parked end-to-end, six times as powerful as today’s Formula 1 racing cars and weighs more than a fully loaded Airbus A380 passenger plane,” according to the BBC.

Media Alert – Night Time Roadway Widening Near Westshore Boulevard

Media Alert
February 23, 2018

Contact Information:
Mellisa McColley, Project Information Officer
Mellisa@SelmonExtension.com
813-613-2306

 Tampa, FL – NIGHT TIME ROADWAY WIDENING NEAR WESTSHORE BOULEVARD

Beginning Sunday, February 25, 2018 through Friday, March 2, 2018 from 9 pm to 6 am both Eastbound and Westbound Gandy Boulevard inside lanes between Westshore Boulevard and Bridge Street will be closed to allow crews to complete roadway widening activities in the area.

In addition, during this time, short intermittent lane closures may occur along Eastbound and Westbound Gandy Boulevard to allow contractors to complete utility locates and other work in the area.

Please be reminded that both the Gandy Park South on the south side of Gandy Boulevard and the Al Palonis Park on the north side of Gandy Boulevard are closed for the duration of the Selmon Extension construction. The Gandy Boat ramp will remain open. Thank you for your patience and understanding during our Gandy Boulevard improvements.

Please watch out for sudden stops, merging traffic and work zone operations.

For more information, call 813.613.2306 or email Mellisa@SelmonExtension.com.

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Blog – Improper Seat Belt Use Can be Life Altering

 

Believe it or not, there are right and wrong ways to wear a seat belt. By wearing a seat belt properly, it will better absorb fatal forces of a crash and be less likely to cause harm to vital internal organs. Be aware of the proper way to wear a seat belt.

Follow these tips:

  • Never put the shoulder belt behind your back or under your arm!
  • Place the shoulder belt across the center of your chest and avoid the neck!
  • Adjust the lap belt snugly across your hips and not your stomach!

Blog – What is a Trencher?



A trencher is a piece of construction equipment used to dig trenches, especially for laying pipes or electrical cables, for installing drainage, or in preparation for trench warfare. Trenchers may range in size from walk-behind models, to attachments for a skid loader or tractor, to very heavy tracked heavy equipment.

The first Trencher was made in the 1940’s.  They are now used on almost every construction project around.

Media Alert- Night Time Installation of the Fourth Selmon Extension Test Shaft

Media Alert
February 18, 2018

Contact Information:
Mellisa McColley, Project Information Officer
Mellisa@SelmonExtension.com
813-613-2306

Tampa, FL – NIGHT TIME INSTALLATION OF THE FOURTH SELMON EXTENSION TEST SHAFT

Beginning Sunday, February 18, 2018 through Friday, February 23, 2018 from 9 pm to 6 am the Eastbound and Westbound Gandy Boulevard inside lanes east of Church Avenue will be closed to allow Contractors to install the fourth Selmon Extension test shaft. There will be minor traffic disruptions for motorists and noise will be kept to a minimum during these night time operations.

Also beginning Sunday, February 18, 2018 through Friday, February 23, 2018 from 9 pm to 6 am the Northbound SR 618 (Selmon Expressway) Dale Mabry Highway inside lane near the exit ramp will be closed for geotechnical work.  In addition, during this time, short intermittent lane closures may occur along the Eastbound and Westbound Gandy Boulevard inside lanes to allow contractors to complete roadway widening, utility locates and other work in the area.

Other construction activities that will not impact traffic include relocating utility poles, installing low profile barrier walls, excavation and erosion control to prepare for the construction and maintenance of the highway and for the safety of the traveling public.  Please be reminded that both the Gandy Park South on the south side of Gandy Boulevard and the Al Palonis Park on the north side of Gandy Boulevard are closed for the duration of the Selmon Extension construction. The Gandy Boat ramp will remain open. Thank you for your patience and understanding during our Gandy Boulevard improvements.

Please watch out for sudden stops, merging traffic and work zone operations. For more information, call 813.613.2306 or email Mellisa@SelmonExtension.com.

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Blog – We Want To Hear From You




Do you have questions about the Selmon Extension construction process or have you ever wondered why a certain procedure takes place? If so, submit your construction-related questions by email to Mellisa@SelmonExtension.com, or by calling the Selmon Extension Project Information Line at 813-613-2306.

Your questions will be answered by members of the Design-Build Team.

Blog – Always Put Safety First

 

For your safety and the safety of others, please use caution when driving, walking or biking around the Selmon Extension Construction Zone. Wearing a safety belt is the single most effective way to protect people and reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes. The Selmon Extension Team takes all the necessary steps to reduce construction effects.

There are lots of moving parts to the construction process with workers and equipment present.  Allow extra time to reach your destination and always remember to obey all posted signs and speed limits.

Media Alert – NIGHT TIME TEST SHAFT INSTALLATION ON THE SELMON EXTENSION

Media Alert
February 9, 2018

Contact Information:
Mellisa McColley, Project Information Officer
Mellisa@SelmonExtension.com
813-613-2306

 

Tampa, FL – NIGHT TIME TEST SHAFT INSTALLATION ON THE SELMON EXTENSION

Beginning Sunday, February 11, 2018 through Friday, February 16, 2018 from 9 pm to 6 am the Eastbound and Westbound Gandy Boulevard inside left turn lanes at Manhattan Avenue will be closed for geotechnical exploration.  Crews are currently installing the second test shaft that will serve as a basis for what will eventually be incorporated in the permanent piers. There will be minor traffic disruptions for motorists and noise will be kept to a minimum during these night time operations.

In addition, during this time, short intermittent lane closures may occur along Eastbound and Westbound Gandy Boulevard to allow contractors to complete roadway widening, utility locates and other work in the area.  Other construction activities that will not impact traffic include relocating utility poles, the removal of roots and stumps, excavation and erosion control to prepare for the construction and maintenance of the highway and for the safety of the traveling public.

Please be reminded that both the Gandy Park South on the south side of Gandy Boulevard and the Al Palonis Park on the north side of Gandy Boulevard are closed for the duration of the Selmon Extension construction. The Gandy Boat ramp will remain open. Thank you for your patience and understanding during our Gandy Boulevard improvements.

Please watch out for sudden stops, merging traffic and work zone operations.

For more information, call 813.613.2306 or email Mellisa@SelmonExtension.com.

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Blog – What is a Bulldozer?

 

Generally bulldozers are believed to be the most heavy-duty machines on the market. Bulldozers are incredibly strong and the best choice for shifting large amounts of dirt on sites where there are wide open spaces, rough grading and grinding rock. Bulldozers are easily identified by the huge blade at the front of the equipment that is controlled with the use of hydraulic pistons.

Bulldozers aren’t just used in construction. Militaries around the world also use these machines. One notable military bulldozer is the Israel Defense Forces’ Caterpillar D93, nicknamed “Doobi.” This bulldozer was used to demolish structures during combat.

Blog – Clearing and Grubbing

 

You may have noticed some dirt being moved around the Gandy Boulevard medians.  Crews are currently Clearing and Grubbing in preparation for construction and maintenance and for the safety of the traveling public.  Clearing and grubbing removes existing vegetation and obstructions from the work area in preparation for dirt work.

The two-step process starts with clearing, which removes brush, grass, weeds, downed trees and other materials. Followed by grubbing, which uses a root rake to remove any underground obstructions such as stumps, roots, buried logs and other debris.

 

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