Media Alert: Reminder: Active Detour Remains in Place on Westshore Boulevard for Segment Erection Operation

Media Alert
November 15, 2019

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

REMINDER: ACTIVE DETOUR REMAINS IN PLACE ON WESTSHORE BOULEVARD FOR SEGMENT ERECTION OPERATION

From 9 pm – 6 am, drivers going north or south on Westshore must take a right-turn onto Gandy Boulevard. Once on Gandy Boulevard, drivers can take the nearest U-Turn opportunity.  The intersection will be open to east/west traffic, but not north/south traffic. Detour signs are posted.

OTHER SELMON EXTENSION CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY ALERTS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 17-22, 2019

  • 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.
  • Westshore/Gandy Boulevard intersection; Northside: Night drainage work, 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 westbound Gandy Boulevard during the hours of 6 am – 9 pm when an implemented detour is in effect.
  • 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.

Please remember to obey the posted construction speed limit at 45 miles per hour. Speed enforcement will be in place in the signed construction zones.

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Media Alert – Nightly Detours Scheduled This Week on Gandy and Westshore Boulevard for Construction Activity

Media Alert
November 12, 2019

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

DETOURS SCHEDULED THIS WEEK ON GANDY AND WESTSHORE BOULEVARD FOR CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY

Tuesday, November 12 through Thursday, November 14, 2019, there will be nightly detours on the east and west ends of Gandy Boulevard between.

Gandy Boulevard between Dale Mabry Highway and Church Street will be closed in both directions for steel beam erection operation between 9 pm and 6am. Both off-ramps from Selmon Expressway to Gandy will be closed starting at 7 pm. Travelers will detour using Dale Mabry Highway or Bay to Bay Boulevard.

In addition, crews will temporarily close the intersection at Westshore and Gandy Boulevard to set bridge segments between 9 pm -6 am.

Drivers going north or south on Westshore must take a right-turn onto Gandy Boulevard. Once on Gandy Boulevard, drivers can take the nearest U-Turn opportunity.  The intersection will be open to east/west traffic, but not north/south traffic. Detour signs will be posted.

Please remember 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.

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BLOG – Need Gift Ideas for the Holidays? Shop Local! Shop Gandy!

 

The holiday season is almost here! If you’re looking for some gift ideas be sure to check out some local businesses along the project corridor. Pick up a gift card to anyone of the many retailers along Gandy Boulevard. Too tired to cook? Stop by locally owned or national chain restaurants for good food close to home. There are even some stores open 24 hours on Gandy for your last-minute gift needs! When you Shop Gandy, you support local businesses and nurture a sense of community. For every $100 you spend at a local retailer, $68 is re-invested into the community. Click here for a complete list of businesses.

 

Media Alert – Reminder: Active Detour Remains in Place On Westshore Boulevard for Segment Erection Operation

Media Alert
November 8, 2019

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

REMINDER: ACTIVE NIGHTLY DETOUR REMAINS IN PLACE ON WESTSHORE BOULEVARD FOR SEGMENT ERECTION OPERATION

From 9 pm – 6 am, drivers going north or south on Westshore must take a right-turn onto Gandy Boulevard. Once on Gandy Boulevard, drivers can take the nearest U-Turn opportunity.  The intersection will be open to east/west traffic, but not north/south traffic. Detour signs will be posted.

OTHER SELMON EXTENSION CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY ALERTS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 10-15, 2019

  • Right-turn onto S. Dale Mabry reopened, eliminating the temporary merge. All three lanes are open for travel.
  • On Tuesday, November 12, 2019, Gandy Boulevard between Dale Mabry Highway and Church Street will be closed in both directions for steel beam erection operation between 9 pm – 6 am. The Selmon off-ramps to eastbound and westbound Gandy will be closed. Travelers will detour using Dale Mabry Highway, Euclid Avenue or Bay to Bay Boulevard.
  • 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.
  • Westshore/Gandy Boulevard intersection; Northside: Night drainage work, 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 during the hours of 6 am – 9 pm due to the scheduled nighttime closure.
  • Sidewalk closure on southbound Dale Mabry Highway between the Expressway overpass and the railroad tracks. Pedestrians walking on Dale Mabry will need to use the sidewalk on the east side of Dale Mabry.

Please remember to obey the posted construction speed limit at 45 miles per hour. Speed enforcement will be in place in the signed construction zones.

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Media Alert – Detours Scheduled This Week On Gandy and Westshore Boulevard for Construction Activity

Media Alert
November 4, 2019

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

DETOURS SCHEDULED THIS WEEK ON GANDY AND WESTSHORE BOULEVARD FOR CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY

 Tuesday, November 5 through Thursday, November 7, 2019, there will be detours on the east and west ends of Gandy Boulevard between 9 pm – 6 am.

Gandy Boulevard between Dale Mabry Highway and Church Street will be closed in both directions for steel beam erection operation. The Selmon off-ramp to westbound and eastbound Gandy will be closed. Travelers will detour using Dale Mabry Highway, Euclid Avenue or Bay to Bay Boulevard.

In addition, crews will temporarily close the intersection at Westshore and Gandy Boulevard to set bridge segments.

Drivers going north or south on Westshore must take a right-turn onto Gandy Boulevard. Once on Gandy Boulevard, drivers can take the nearest U-Turn opportunity.  The intersection will be open to east/west traffic, but not north/south traffic. Detour signs will be posted.

Please remember 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.

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Media Alert- Other Selmon Extension Construction Activity Alerts Week of November 3-9, 2019

Media Alert
November 1, 2019

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

OTHER SELMON EXTENSION CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY ALERTS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 3-9, 2019

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Westshore/Gandy Boulevard intersection; Northside/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 during the hours of 6 am – 9 pm due to the scheduled nighttime closure.
  • 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.

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Media Alert – Detour Scheduled at Westshore/Gandy Boulevard Intersection for Bridge Segment Operation

Media Alert
November 1, 2019

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

DETOUR SCHEDULED AT WESTSHORE/GANDY BOULEVARD INTERSECTION FOR BRIDGE SEGMENT OPERATION

 Beginning Saturday, November 2, 2019, Selmon Extension construction crews will temporarily close the intersection at Westshore and Gandy Boulevard between 9 pm – 6 am to place bridge segments.

Drivers going north or south on Westshore must take a right-turn onto Gandy Boulevard. Once on Gandy Boulevard, drivers can take the nearest U-Turn opportunity.  The intersection will be open to east/west traffic, but not north/south traffic.

Detour signs will be posted to alert drivers. This operation will take roughly three weeks to complete. We appreciate your patience during this construction activity as the safety of the traveling public and the construction crews are our top priority.

Please remember 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.

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BLOG – Bridge Segments Over Westshore/Gandy Blvd. Intersection

Selmon Extension crews continue setting concrete segments, just hovering over pier ten at the Westshore/Gandy Boulevard intersection. Crews set the very first bridge segment back in February. As they set the segments, concrete fin installations won’t be too far behind. Once they reach the intersection, there will be around 200 segments in place and seven fins constructed. Each pier takes about two to three weeks per span (23 segments) between pier columns to set in place and be post-tensioned together. A temporary detour will be implemented. We will inform the public once we get specific details.

Media Alert – Detour Scheduled Next Week on Gandy Boulevard As Steel Erection Operation Begins

Media Alert
October 25, 2019

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

DETOUR SCHEDULED NEXT WEEK ON GANDY BOULEVARD AS STEEL ERECTION OPERATION BEGINS

Beginning Monday, October 28, 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 five to six weeks to complete.

Gandy Boulevard between Dale Mabry Highway and Church Street will be closed from 9pm – 6am. 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. There will be no pedestrian traffic during this operation. The Selmon off-ramp to eastbound Gandy Boulevard and the entrance ramp behind Target on North Dale Mabry will remain open.

OTHER CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY ALERTS WEEK OF OCTOBER 27 – NOVEMBER 2, 2019

  • 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 during the hours of 6am – 9pm due to the scheduled nighttime closure.
  • 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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BLOG – Selmon Extension Construction Workers Wear Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Construction workers on the Selmon Extension project are wearing pink for a good cause! A subcontractor on the project traded in their tough-guy orange vests for pink ones. South Florida-based company, V&M Erectors are conducting the steel beam erection operation scheduled for next week at the east end interchange. The CEO’s wife is a breast cancer survivor. Every year the company goes pink for the month of October to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness.

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