Media Alert October 14, 2019 Contact Information: Kym Graves, Project Information Officer [email protected] 813-613-2306
SELMON EXTENSION CONSTRUCTION TEAM COMPLETES GROUND IMPROVEMENT PILE DRIVING OPERATION
The Selmon Extension construction team achieves another major milestone. They’ve successfully completed the ground improvement pile driving operation. Work began in the fall of 2018 starting at the northside of Dale Mabry Highway and Gandy Boulevard. The contractor has driven roughly 1,400 concrete piles into the ground as deep as 60 feet. This operation was needed to provide foundation support for the new on and off-ramps on the east end.
While the ground improvement piles are done, at the end of the year, crews will return to install two dozen piles for the southbound Selmon bridge foundation work. This operation will happen during the daytime for roughly two weeks.
We appreciate your continued patience during this construction project as we continue to progress closer to the completion of the new bridge.
Please remember to obey the speed limit in the construction zone. We want to remind motorists that the posted construction speed limit is 45 miles per 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.