Media Alert – Widening Work Continues Near Bridge Street



Media Alert
March 30, 2018

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

Tampa, FL – WIDENING WORK CONTINUES NEAR BRIDGE STREET

One lane on both Eastbound and Westbound Gandy Boulevard between Westshore Boulevard and the Gandy Bridge will be closed each night through Saturday, April 7, 2018.  The lanes will close from 9 pm to 6 am to allow crews to complete roadway widening activities in the area.

In addition there may be intermittent night time lane closures throughout the project limits to conduct utility relocation work, geotechnical investigations, excavation work and roadway restriping along Gandy Boulevard during this timeframe.  Through travel lanes will remain open during day time hours.

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.

In an effort to keep the construction crews, and the traveling public safe, we want to remind motorists that the posted construction speed limit is 45 miles an hour.  Enforced speed enforcement will be in place in the signed construction zones. The fine for speeding in a construction zone is double the amount of a regular ticket.   For more information, call 813.613.2306 or email Mellisa@SelmonExtension.com.

 

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Blog – Rear-Enders

 

Did you know the most common type of crash is the rear-ender, where one vehicle strikes another from behind? They are most frequently the result of dangerous driving behavior, such as speeding, tailgating, braking too late, or inattention, but can also result from driver negligence and poor brake maintenance. This type of collision usually results in less damage than other types of collisions because the vehicle being hit also moves forward in the crash, cushioning the blow somewhat.

We want you to be safe when traveling in the Selmon Extension construction zone. Please allow extra space between you and the vehicle in front of you. You never know when they may need to stop suddenly.

Media Alert – ACCIDENT NEAR S LOIS AVENUE



Media Alert
March 27, 2018

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

Tampa, FL – ACCIDENT NEAR S LOIS AVENUE

The Eastbound Gandy Boulevard outside lane at S Lois Avenue is currently closed due to an accident.  Emergency personnel have been notified and will be in the area soon.  Crews are in this area assisting with traffic.  Slowdowns are likely for Eastbound Gandy Boulevard, so please pay attention and allow extra space between your vehicle and the one in front of you.

In an effort to keep the construction crews, and the traveling public safe, we want to remind motorists that the posted construction speed limit is 45 miles an hour.  Enforced speed enforcement will be in place in the signed construction zones. The fine for speeding in a construction zone is double the amount of a regular ticket.   For more information, call 813.613.2306 or email Mellisa@SelmonExtension.com.

 

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Media Alert – ACCIDENT NEAR BRIDGE STREET

Media Alert
March 27, 2018

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

Tampa, FL – ACCIDENT NEAR BRIDGE STREET

The inside left turn lane on Westbound Gandy Boulevard between Westshore Boulevard and the Gandy Bridge is currently closed due to an earlier accident.  Emergency personnel are currently on the scene.  Crews are cleaning up the area as quickly as possible.  Slowdowns are possible for both Westbound and Gandy Boulevard, so please allow a little extra time and have patience.

In an effort to keep the construction crews, and the traveling public safe, we want to remind motorists that the posted construction speed limit is 45 miles an hour.  Enforced speed enforcement will be in place in the signed construction zones. The fine for speeding in a construction zone is double the amount of a regular ticket.   For more information, call 813.613.2306 or email Mellisa@SelmonExtension.com.

 

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Blog – Forklift

 

Forklifts are one of the most important tools and industrial innovations of modern times. The forklift may not be the most interesting piece of machinery in the world, but it effectively saves companies loads of money by doing the work of twenty men.

Despite being used for heavy lifting and transporting in busy areas, forklifts are responsible for only 1% of accidents in construction zones. This is partly down to regulating the speed of the forklifts, which is traditionally around 8 mph, but limited to 3 mph in areas containing pedestrians.

Media Alert – NIGHT TIME WORK CONTINUES NEAR BRIDGE STREET

Media Alert
March 23, 2018

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

Tampa, FL – NIGHT TIME WORK CONTINUES NEAR BRIDGE STREET

One lane on both Eastbound and Westbound Gandy Boulevard between Westshore Boulevard and the Gandy Bridge will be closed each night through Saturday, March 31, 2018.  The lanes will close from 9 pm to 6 am to allow crews to complete roadway widening activities in the area.

In addition there may be intermittent night time lane closures throughout the project limits to conduct utility relocation work, excavation work and roadway restriping along Gandy Boulevard during this timeframe.  Through travel lanes will remain open during day time hours.

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.

In an effort to keep the construction crews, and the traveling public safe, we want to remind motorists that the posted construction speed limit is 45 miles an hour.  Enforced speed enforcement will be in place in the signed construction zones. The fine for speeding in a construction zone is double the amount of a regular ticket.   For more information, call 813.613.2306 or email Mellisa@SelmonExtension.com.

 

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Blog – Road Rollers

 

Road roller (sometimes called a roller-compactor, or just roller) is a compactor type engineering vehicle used to compact soil, gravel, concrete, or asphalt in the construction of roads and foundations, similar rollers are used also at landfills or in agriculture.

The road roller may seem like a modern piece of equipment, but it has been around for centuries. Although it was first used under horse power, the horses were eventually replaced with steam power in 1860. By the 1900s, the steam-powered roller was replaced by rollers that were powered by other sources, such as diesel.

Take a look near the Gandy Bridge and you may see one of these important machines.

Media Alert – Southbound Selmon Extension to Eastbound Gandy Blvd. Ramp to be Temporarily Closed March 21, 2018

Media Alert

March 21, 2018

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

Tampa, FL – Southbound Selmon Extension to Eastbound Gandy Blvd. Ramp to be Temporarily Closed March 21, 2018

Motorists traveling Southbound on the Selmon Extension can expect the Eastbound Gandy Boulevard off ramp to be temporarily closed beginning Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 8 pm.  The temporary closure is needed to allow Contractor’s to repair guardrail on the ramp.  The closure will be in place for a few hours.

In an effort to keep the construction crews, and the traveling public safe, we want to remind motorists that the posted construction speed limit is 45 miles an hour.  Enforced speed enforcement will be in place in the signed construction zones. The fine for speeding in a construction zone is double the amount of a regular ticket.   For more information, call 813.613.2306 or email Mellisa@SelmonExtension.com.

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Blog – Material Handling Equipment – Cranes

The crane is one very useful construction machine that can be found at every construction site, and can be used for different purposes. The capability to raise and lower different kinds of loads and to move them horizontally, is the reason cranes are widely used machines. You will likely see cranes on Gandy Boulevard in about a year.

This machine got the name ‘crane‘ because it resembles, in shape and structure, the well-known tall long-legged and long-necked bird that has the same name – Crane. These birds are larger when compared with other birds and inhabit every continent except Antarctica and South America. They are also the tallest flying living birds in the world.

People, since ancient times, have used different kinds of machines or devices to lift very heavy loads or materials. The very first human-made crane which was mainly used in the construction process for lifting heavy materials, was invented by the ancient Greeks. By studying the Greek architecture that dates back to 500 BC, the archaeologists from all around the world have found enough evidence to conclude that, for the construction of the ancient wonders, like the Greek Parthenon, a machine like cranes were used.

Media Alert – Tampa, FL – Traffic Switch Starting at Bridge Street

Media Alert

March 16, 2018

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

Tampa, FL – TRAFFIC SWITCH STARTING AT BRIDGE STREET

Motorists traveling Eastbound Gandy Boulevard near Bridge Street will be driving on a new temporary road surface Friday, March 16, 2018 at 9 pm, as construction pushes ahead for the Selmon Extension project.  The traffic switch will remain in place through the spring to allow contractors to complete the phased roadway construction along the west end of Gandy Boulevard.

One lane on both Eastbound and Westbound Gandy Boulevard between Westshore Boulevard and the Gandy Bridge continue to be closed through Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 9 pm to 6 am to allow crews to complete roadway widening activities in the area.

In addition there may be intermittent night time lane closures throughout the project limits to conduct utility relocation work, excavation work and roadway restriping along Gandy Boulevard during this time-frame.  Through travel lanes will remain open during day time hours.

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.

In an effort to keep the construction crews, and the traveling public safe, we want to remind motorists that the posted construction speed limit is 45 miles an hour.  Enforced speed enforcement will be in place in the signed construction zones. The fine for speeding in a construction zone is double the amount of a regular ticket.   For more information, call 813.613.2306 or email Mellisa@SelmonExtension.com.

 

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