Blog – What are those poles sitting in the median?

Those orange poles or in the construction world, are called delineators. They can be used during daytime or nighttime activities. If you’ve noticed, they’re sitting on top of the concrete barrier walls along the West Selmon Extension project in the median. They’re made with reflectors so that you visibly see the wall and don’t drive into it. They also play a crucial part of communicating traffic flow and direction around businesses or construction site. They act as a guide that tells motorists and pedestrians which way to go. They can be used on long highways or through short stretches of road during construction.

 

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Media Alert – Construction Activities July 15 – July 21

Media Alert
July 13, 2018

Contact Information:
Kym Graves, Project Information Officer
Kym@SelmonExtension.com
813-613-2306

Tampa, FL – Construction Activities July 15 – July 21

  • A new lane configuration has been implemented between eastbound Gandy Boulevard and Lois Avenue. The merge for motorists coming off the Selmon Expressway and those wanting to get on the Expressway has been greatly shortened.
  • Since this lane configuration will remain in place to during the construction of the Selmon Extension new ramps, to avoid congestion in this area during rush-hour traffic, we advise travelers to use the alternate route.  Turn left (north) on Dale Mabry and access the Selmon Expressway ramp, located just behind Target.
  • The sidewalk remains closed on eastbound Gandy Boulevard between Lois Avenue and S. Dale Mabry. Pedestrians wanting to access Lois Avenue from S. Dale Mabry will have to use the crosswalk to west Gandy Boulevard and access the sidewalk. Detour signs are posted to alert pedestrians. Graphics are included to show the detour.
  • TECO continues intermittent daytime lane closures from 9 am to 3 pm to allow crews to conduct utility work along the project limits.
  • One lane on both eastbound and westbound Gandy Boulevard between Westshore Boulevard and the Gandy Bridge will be closed each night between 9 pm and 6 am to allow crews to complete roadway widening activities in the area as well as drill shaft pours.
  • There may be intermittent nighttime lane closures throughout the project limits to conduct utility relocation work, geotechnical investigations and excavation work along Gandy Boulevard during this timeframe.

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. 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.

 

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Media Alert – City of Tampa Detour Scheduled for Selmon Expressway Ramp Closure

Media Alert
July 5, 2018

Contact Information:
Kym Graves, Project Information Officer
Kym@SelmonExtension.com
813-613-2306

Tampa, FL – CITY OF TAMPA DETOUR SCHEDULED FOR SELMON EXPRESSWAY RAMP CLOSURE

On Monday, July 9, 2018, the City of Tampa Utilities will close the northbound Selmon Expressway on-ramp from Dale Mabry from 7 pm – 6 am to access the manhole cover as part of their utility improvements. Signs will be placed to re-route the traveling public to the approved detour to access the Selmon Expressway.

Also, a reminder a new lane configuration has been implemented between eastbound Gandy Boulevard and Lois Avenue. The merge for motorists coming off the Selmon Expressway and those wanting to get on the Expressway has been greatly shortened.

  • The sidewalk remains closed on eastbound Gandy Boulevard between Lois Avenue and S. Dale Mabry. Pedestrians wanting to access Lois Avenue from S. Dale Mabry will have to use the crosswalk to west Gandy Boulevard and access the sidewalk. Detour signs are posted to alert pedestrians. Graphics are included to show the detour.
  • TECO continues intermittent daytime lane closures from 9 am to 3 pm to allow crews to conduct utility work along the project limits.
  • One lane on both eastbound and westbound Gandy Boulevard between Westshore Boulevard and the Gandy Bridge will be closed each night between 9 pm and 6 am to allow crews to complete roadway widening activities in the area as well as drill shaft pours.
  • There may be intermittent nighttime lane closures throughout the project limits to conduct utility relocation work, geotechnical investigations and excavation work along Gandy Boulevard during this timeframe.

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. 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.

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Media Alert – Traffic Configuration Still In Place Near The Gandy Bridge

Media Alert

June 1, 2018

Contact Information:

Kym Graves, Project Information Officer

Kym@SelmonExtension.com

813-613-2306

Tampa, FL – TRAFFIC CONFIGURATION STILL IN PLACE NEAR THE GANDY BRIDGE

A reminder that a new traffic configuration was recently set in place for westbound Gandy Boulevard travelers wanting to turn into the boat ramp, as well as vehicles wanting to go back eastbound.

The new turn around configuration gives westbound Gandy motorists a dedicated left turn lane onto the Frontage Road to use Frontage Road to get to the boat ramp or to go back eastbound on Gandy Boulevard. Graphics are included to show this traffic configuration.

Beginning Monday, June 4, 2018 through Friday, June 8, 2018 there may be intermittent daytime lane closures from 9 am to 3 pm to allow TECO to conduct utility work along the project limits. Intermittent nighttime lane closures throughout the project limits may occur throughout the duration of the project.

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.  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.

 

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Media Alert – Work To Cease On THE Selmon Extension Construction Project Over Memorial Day Weekend

 

Media Alert
May 25, 2018

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

Tampa, FL – WORK TO CEASE ON THE SELMON EXTENSION CONSTRUCTION PROJECT OVER MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

A reminder that a new traffic configuration was recently set in place for westbound Gandy Boulevard travelers wanting to turn into the boat ramp, as well as vehicles wanting to go back eastbound.

The new turn around configuration gives westbound Gandy motorists a dedicated left turn lane onto the Frontage Road to use Frontage Road to get to the boat ramp or to go back eastbound on Gandy Boulevard.  Graphics are included to show this traffic configuration.

There may be intermittent night time lane closures throughout the project limits beginning Tuesday, May 29, 2018 throughout the duration of the project. Additionally, there may be intermittent day time lane closures from 9 am to 3 pm to allow TECO to conduct utility work along the project limits during this same time frame.

Contractors will suspend work for the Selmon Extension Project beginning May 25, 2018 through May 29, 2018 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.  There will be no impacts to the traveling public during this time.

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.  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.

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Media Alert – Reminder of the New Traffic Configuration Near the Gandy Bridge

Media Alert
May 18, 2018

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

Tampa, FL – REMINDER OF THE NEW TRAFFIC CONFIGURATION NEAR THE GANDY BRIDGE

A reminder that a new traffic configuration was recently set in place for westbound Gandy Boulevard travelers wanting to turn into the boat ramp, as well as vehicles wanting to go back eastbound.

The new turn around configuration gives westbound Gandy motorists a dedicated left turn lane onto the Frontage Road to use Frontage Road to get to the boat ramp or to go back eastbound on Gandy Boulevard.  Graphics are included to show this traffic configuration.

Also, one lane on both eastbound and westbound Gandy Boulevard between Westshore Boulevard and the Gandy Bridge will be closed each night between 9 pm and 6 am.  There may also be intermittent night time lane closures throughout the project limits. Through travel lanes will remain open during day time 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.  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.


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Media Alert – Manhattan Avenue & Gandy Boulevard Changes Delayed Due To Inclement Weather

Media Alert
May 15, 2018

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

Tampa, FL – MANHATTAN AVENUE & GANDY BOULEVARD CHANGES DELAYED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

Due to inclement weather, the elimination of the inside turn lanes on Gandy Boulevard at Manhattan Avenue has been pushed back to early June.  These inside turn lanes will be eliminated during construction to allow contractors to complete the roadway widening in the area.  One turn lane in each direction will remain in place at this location.

In addition, a new traffic configuration was recently set in place for westbound Gandy Boulevard travelers wanting to turn into the boat ramp, as well as vehicles wanting to go back eastbound.

The new turn around configuration gives westbound Gandy motorists a dedicated left turn lane onto the Frontage Road to use Frontage Road to get to the boat ramp or the go back eastbound on Gandy Boulevard.  Graphics are included to show this traffic configuration.

As a reminder, one lane on both eastbound and westbound Gandy Boulevard between Westshore Boulevard and the Gandy Bridge will be closed each night between 9 pm and 6 am.  There may also be intermittent night time lane closures throughout the project limits. Through travel lanes will remain open during day time 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.  Rumble strips were installed on eastbound Gandy Boulevard right after you cross the Gandy Bridge in an effort to slow drivers down heading into the work area.  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.

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Media Alert – Rumble Strips Have Been Added in an Effort to Slow Drivers Down Heading in Work Area

Media Alert
May 11, 2018

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

Tampa, FL – RUMBLE STRIPS HAVE BEEN ADDED IN AN EFFORT TO SLOW DRIVERS DOWN HEADING IN WORK AREA

Beginning Tuesday, May 15, 2018 both the eastbound and westbound Gandy Boulevard Avenue inside turn lanes at Manhattan Avenue will be temporarily eliminated to allow contractors to complete the roadway widening construction in the area.  One turn lane in each direction will remain in place at this location.

In addition, a new traffic configuration was recently set in place for westbound Gandy Boulevard travelers wanting to turn into the boat ramp, as well as vehicles wanting to go back eastbound.

The new turn around configuration allows westbound Gandy motorists to turn near the bridge onto a dedicated left turn lane onto the Frontage Road. Motorists will continue on the Frontage Road to the boat ramp or the second entrance to travel back eastbound on Gandy Boulevard.  Advanced notification signs remain in place to assist in this modification.  Graphics are included to show this traffic configuration.

As a reminder, one lane on both eastbound and westbound Gandy Boulevard between Westshore Boulevard and the Gandy Bridge will be closed each night between 9 pm and 6 am.  There may also be intermittent night time lane closures throughout the project limits. Through travel lanes will remain open during day time 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.  Rumble strips were installed on eastbound Gandy Boulevard right after you cross the Gandy Bridge in an effort to slow drivers down heading into the work area.  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.

 

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Media Alert – Manhattan Avenue Inside Turn Lanes to be Temporarily Eliminated Delayed

Media Alert
May 7, 2018

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

Tampa, FL – MANHATTAN AVENUE INSIDE TURN LANES TO BE TEMPORARILY ELIMINATED DELAYED

The elimination of both the eastbound and westbound Gandy Boulevard Avenue inside turn lanes at Manhattan Avenue has been pushed back to early next week around Sunday, May 13, 2018. These traffic lanes will be temporarily eliminated to allow contractors to complete the roadway widening construction in the area. One turn lane in each direction will remain in place at this location.

In addition, a new traffic configuration was recently set in place for westbound Gandy Boulevard travelers wanting to turn into the boat ramp, as well as vehicles wanting to go back eastbound.

The new turn around configuration allows westbound Gandy motorists to turn near the bridge onto a dedicated left turn lane onto the Frontage Road. Motorists will continue on the Frontage Road to the boat ramp or the second entrance to travel back eastbound on Gandy Boulevard. Advanced notification signs remain in place to assist in this modification. Graphics are included to show this traffic configuration.

As a reminder, one lane on both eastbound and westbound Gandy Boulevard between Westshore Boulevard and the Gandy Bridge will be closed each night between 9 pm and 6 am. There may also be intermittent night time lane closures throughout the project limits. Through travel lanes will remain open during day time 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.

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