Media Alert- Selmon Expressway Ramp Closed and Lanes Reduced

Media Alert
June 28, 2018

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

Tampa, FL – SELMON EXPRESSWAY RAMP CLOSED AND LANES REDUCED

On Sunday, July 1, 2018 and Monday, July 2, 2018 traffic on eastbound Gandy Boulevard between Lois Avenue and S. Dale Mabry will be reduced to one lane and the ramp to the Selmon Expressway will be closed from 7 pm – 6 am, weather permitting.

This will allow crews to pave, widen the outside lane and install a temporary barrier wall along the on-ramp.

Those wanting to access the Selmon Expressway eastbound need to use the S. Dale Mabry on-ramp. Message boards are on display to alert motorists of the ramp closure. The Selmon Expressway westbound off-ramp will remain open for traffic.

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Media Alert – Construction Starts on the East End of Gandy Boulevard

Media Alert
June 21, 2018

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

Tampa, FL – CONSTRUCTION STARTS ON THE EAST END OF GANDY BOULEVARD

Today, June 21, 2018 there will be intermittent lane closures from 9 pm to 6 am to allow Selmon Extension crews to restripe the roadway eastbound Gandy Boulevard between Church Street and S. Dale Mabry Highway, weather permitting.

Beginning Monday, June 25, 2018 through Friday, June 29, 2018 there will be intermittent lane closures from 9pm to 6am to allow crews to start work in the median and the outside lane of Gandy Boulevard.  Crews will close the sidewalk 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 will be posted to alert pedestrians. Graphics are included to show the detour.

In addition, starting Monday, June 25, 2018 through Friday, June 29, 2018 crews will conduct a shoulder closure on the Selmon Expressway on-ramp from eastbound Gandy Boulevard from 7pm – 6am for 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.  Drivers are urged to use caution while workers are present in this area.

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 to allow crews to complete roadway widening activities in the area.  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.

TECO will continue intermittent daytime lane closures from 9 am to 3 pm to allow them to conduct utility work along the project limits.

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 – Crews will continue installing the third test shaft on the Selmon Extension

 

Media Alert
January 12, 2018

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

Tampa, FL – Crews will continue installing the third test shaft on the Selmon Extension

Beginning Sunday, January 14, 2018 through Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 9 pm to 6 am both Eastbound and Westbound Gandy Boulevard left thru lanes between Trask Street and Hesperides Street will be closed for geotechnical work.

Crews are currently installing the third test shaft that will be serve as a basis for what will eventually be used to build the permanent piers. There will be minor traffic disruptions for motorists and noise will be kept to a minimum.

Other construction activities that will not impact traffic include 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 Southside 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.

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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