Media Alert – New Traffic Configurations Along Gandy Boulevard

Media Alert
April 27, 2018

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

Tampa, FL – NEW TRAFFIC CONFIGURATIONS ALONG GANDY BOULEVARD

Early next week, motorists traveling westbound on Gandy Boulevard will see a new traffic configuration for vehicles wanting to turn into the boat ramp, as well as vehicles wanting to go back eastbound.

The new turn around configuration will allow 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 to travel back eastbound on Gandy Boulevard.  Advanced notification signs will be in place to assist in this modification. Graphics are included to show this traffic configuration.

In addition, beginning Sunday, April 29, 2018 traffic west of Westshore Boulevard will have a new traffic shift. Eastbound Gandy Boulevard traffic will be shifted south onto the new paved roadway a few days later, westbound traffic will be shifted south onto the old eastbound roadway. These traffic shifts will allow contractors to complete the roadway widening construction in the area.

Motorists need to also be aware that of two intersection on Gandy Boulevard where the right turn lanes have been combined into a thru and right turn lane: eastbound and westbound at Westshore Boulevard and eastbound at Lois Avenue.

Similarly, the westbound left inside turn lane at Manhattan Avenue has been eliminated to allow sufficient access for contractors to conduct work in the median.  The outside turn lane remains in place.

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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Media Alert – Widening Continues Near the Gandy Bridge

Media Alert
April 20, 2018

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

Tampa, FL – WIDENING CONTINUES NEAR THE GANDY BRIDGE

 

Motorists traveling Westbound Gandy Boulevard may have to drive across the Gandy Bridge and make a U-turn to travel back Eastbound Gandy Boulevard due to a temporary U-Turn closure that was in place before the Gandy Bridge.  The temporary U-Turn closure is a result of safety issues and will reopen once the area is adjusted.  Traffic officers are assisting motorists coming out of Culbreath Key and directing them to turn Eastbound on Gandy Boulevard.  We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused, but safety of the traveling public is our number one priority.

One lane on both Eastbound and Westbound Gandy Boulevard between Westshore Boulevard and the Gandy Bridge will be closed each night through Saturday, April 28, 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, curb and gutter removal in the median, excavation work, placing barrier wall and roadway restriping along Gandy Boulevard during this timeframe.  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.   For more information, call 813.613.2306 or email Mellisa@SelmonExtension.com.

 

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Blog – Obey Construction Signs

 

Please be reminded that motorists are not allowed to travel in between the construction zone barrels to make U-turns.  U-turn signs are placed at designated locations between Westshore Boulevard and the Gandy Bridge. 

It is extremely important for the safety of the traveling public and our workers to obey these posted signs!

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Media Alert – Widening Work Continues West Of Westshore Boulevard



Media Alert
April 6, 2018

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

Tampa, FL – WIDENING WORK CONTINUES WEST OF WESTSHORE BOULEVARD

One lane on both Eastbound and Westbound Gandy Boulevard between Westshore Boulevard and the Gandy Bridge will be closed each night through Saturday, April 28, 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, placing barrier wall and roadway restriping along Gandy Boulevard during this timeframe.  Through travel lanes will remain open during day time hours.

Please be reminded that motorists are not allowed to travel in between the construction zone barrels to make U-turns.  U-turn signs are placed at designated locations between Westshore Boulevard and the Gandy Bridge.  It is extremely important for the safety of the traveling public and our workers to obey these posted signs.

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.

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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.

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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.

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