July 5, 2018 Kym Graves

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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