October 11, 2019 Kym Graves

Media Alert – Detour Scheduled on Gandy Boulevard as Steel Erection Operation Begins

Media Alert
October 11, 2019
Contact Information:
Kym Graves, Project Information Officer
[email protected]


Beginning Monday, October 21, 2019, the Selmon Extension construction team will erect several large steel beams for the superstructure at the Gandy Boulevard and Dale Mabry Highway interchange. The process involves lifting and placing components into position, then connecting them together. This operation takes about four to five weeks to complete.

Gandy Boulevard between Dale Mabry Highway and Church Street will be closed from 9 pm – 6 am. This means both directions of Gandy will be closed during those times. The Selmon off-ramp to westbound Gandy will also be closed. Travelers will detour around the work zone using Dale Mabry Highway, Euclid Avenue or Bay to Bay Boulevard. The Selmon ramp to eastbound Gandy Boulevard/Dale Mabry Highway interchange as well as the on-ramp behind Target on North Dale Mabry will remain open.


  • Sidewalk and crosswalk closure (between Westshore Office Center and Circle K) along the west side of Westshore Boulevard. Pedestrians will need to utilize the posted detour.
  • Modified traffic pattern remains at the intersection of Gandy Boulevard and Dale Mabry Highway. Eastbound Gandy drivers making a right turn onto S. Dale Mabry will have a short merge into the middle travel lane.
  • Westshore/Gandy Boulevard intersection; Southside: temporary lane configuration at the intersection.
  • Drivers should reduce speed while approaching the bottom off-ramp onto westbound Gandy Boulevard from the Expressway, a yield sign is in place.
  • The short merge still exists on eastbound Gandy between the CSX railroad tracks and Dale Mabry Highway at the entrance to the Selmon Expressway.
  • Sidewalk closure along eastbound Gandy Boulevard between the Dale Mabry Highway interchange and Lois Avenue. Pedestrians walking in the area should use the sidewalk on the north side of Gandy Boulevard.
  • Sidewalk closure on northbound Dale Mabry Highway between the Expressway overpass and the railroad tracks. Pedestrians walking on Dale Mabry will need to use the sidewalk on the west side of Dale Mabry.
  • Sidewalk closure on S. Dale Mabry Highway between Gandy Boulevard and the Home Depot.

We want to remind everyone that as of October 1, law enforcement officers may begin ticketing anyone holding and using a cell phone while traveling in a school zone or active construction zone. It’s a $60 fine plus county assessment taxes and fees, and three points on their driver’s license.


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