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Draft Design Traffic Technical Memorandum

Design Traffic

For Selmon West Extension Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Re-Evaluation Study
From the Gandy Bridge to the western terminus of the Selmon Expressway in Hillsborough County

Executive Summary

This document was prepared as part of the PD&E re-evaluation study for Gandy Boulevard (SR 600) from west of Westshore Boulevard to east of Dale Mabry Highway in Hillsborough County. The Gandy Boulevard corridor is primarily an east/west facility, which in its entirety, extends from a western terminus at Gulf Boulevard in Pinellas County to an eastern terminus at Bayshore Boulevard in Hillsborough County. The study corridor project location map is shown in Figure ES-1. The Gandy Boulevard corridor is functionally classified as an Urban Other Principal Arterial highway and is part of the Florida Strategic Intermodal System (SIS), which is a statewide network of high priority transportation facilities, including the State’s largest and most significant airports, spaceports, deepwater seaports, freight rail terminals, passenger rail and intercity bus terminals, rail corridors, waterways, and highways.

Traffic data was collected and existing conditions were evaluated including capacity, levels of service (AM and PM peak hours) and safety. Existing intersection and highway segment levels of service were typically LOS F along the Gandy Boulevard corridor…

Download the entire Updated Draft Design Traffic Technical Memorandum here.

Contraflow Plan Assessment of the Selmon Expressway

Objectives of this Study

  • Measure the effectiveness of THEA’s Contraflow Plan
  • Study the evacuation impact of the Selmon Expressway Contraflow on the transportation system
  • Evaluate resiliency benefits of the Selmon Expressway and surrounding local road network during an evacuation
  • Identify potential system failures that could threaten the contraflow plan and identify an alternative

Findings of the Contraflow Plan Assessment of the Selmon Expressway Study

The Selmon Expressway Contraflow Plan is needed and works.

The Build of the Selmon West Extension:

  • Will improve evacuation from South Tampa and Pinellas County
  • Will reduce congestion, queues and delay for local traffic
  • Will improve traffic distribution on bridge crossings
  • Will enhance overall transportation resilience of the region

Click here to download the presentation slides of the Contraflow Plan Assessment of the Selmon Expressway.

Selmon Expressway Regional Evacuation Study

Modeling & Assessment of the Selmon Expressway for Regional Evacuations

Objectives of this Study

  • Measure the effectiveness of THEA’s Contraflow Plan
  • Study the evacuation impact of the Selmon
  • Expressway Contraflow on the transportation system
  • Evaluate resiliency benefits of the Selmon Expressway and surrounding local road network during an evacuation
  • Identify potential system failures that could threaten the contraflow plan and identify an alternative
  • Identify potential system failures that could threaten the contraflow plan and identify an alternative

Overall results of the Selmon Expressway Regional Evacuation Study

Selmon West Extension shifts pass-through traffic from surface roadway to elevated lanes resulting in:

  • Reduced congestion for local traffic
  • Reduced delay for local traffic
  • Selmon West Extension also helps to spread Tampa Bay traffic across all three east-west bridges, benefitting all three
  • Congestion and delay benefits within the South Tampa/Gandy Boulevard Network become greater as need increases providing more benefit to local evacuees when it is needed most

Download the presentation slides of the Modeling & Assessment of the Selmon Expressway for Regional Evacuations study by clicking here.

Hurricane Supplies List

Are You Ready for a Hurricane?

Hurricanes can be life-threatening and cause serious property-damage. When a hurricane blows in threatening hazards such as floods, storm surge, high winds and even tornadoes threaten you and your family’s safety.

Preparation is the best protection against the dangers of a hurricane.

The American Red Cross Recommends that you are well prepared in case disaster strikes. Below is their recommended hurricane supplies list.

Hurricane Supplies List:

  • Water—at least a 3-day supply; one gallon per person per day
  • Food—at least a 3-day supply of non-perishable, easy-to-prepare food
  • Flashlight [Available on the Red Cross Store]
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible) [Available on the Red Cross Store]
  • Extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Medications (7-day supply) and medical items (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, etc.)
  • Multi-purpose tool
  • Sanitation and personal hygiene items
  • Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies)
  • Cell phone with chargers
  • Family and emergency contact information
  • Extra cash
  • Emergency blanket
  • Map(s) of the area
  • Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)
  • Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl)
  • Tools/supplies for securing your home
  • Extra set of car keys and house keys
  • Extra clothing, hat and sturdy shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Insect repellent and sunscreen
  • Camera for photos of damage

Rendering for Gandy Extension design

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Selmon Extension Map


 

The Selmon Extension  SAFER. SMARTER. CONNECTED.

Construction Updates for Selmon Gandy Extension

Currently, THEA is updating the 2010 PD&E study. The Selmon Extension is a 1.6-mile toll lane that will run above the median of Gandy Boulevard and will create a choice for local residents and regional travelers: use Gandy Blvd. for local destinations or use the Selmon Extension for a direct connection to the Selmon Expressway or the Gandy Bridge.

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