Media Alert – Selmon Extension Construction Team Completes Ground Improvement Pile Driving Operation

Media Alert
October 14, 2019

Contact Information:
Kym Graves, Project Information Officer
Kym@SelmonExtension.com
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.

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BLOG – Steel Beam Erection Operation

There will definitely be a lot of steel in the air as Selmon Extension construction crews began to hand large, steel hollow beams that will support the overhead bridge deck on the east end. Crews 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 is scheduled to start next week and takes about four to five weeks to complete. Both directions on Gandy Boulevard between Dale Mabry Highway and Church Street will be closed from 9 pm – 6 am. Drivers will need to use the posted detour.

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

Media Alert
October 11, 2019
 
Contact Information:
Kym Graves, Project Information Officer
Kym@SelmonExtension.com
813-613-2306

DETOUR SCHEDULED ON GANDY BOULEVARD AS STEEL ERECTION OPERATION BEGINS

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 entrance ramp behind Target on North Dale Mabry will remain open.

OTHER EXTENSION CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY ALERTS WEEK OF OCTOBER 13-19, 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.
  • 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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MEDIA ALERT – SELMON EXTENSION CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY ALERTS WEEK OF OCTOBER 6 – 12, 2019

Media Alert
October 4, 2019

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

 

SELMON EXTENSION CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY ALERTS WEEK OF OCTOBER 6 – 12, 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.
  • The median left-turn lane remains temporarily closed for safety reasons in front of the Gandy Plaza.
  • 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 license.

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Blog – Put the cellphone down in the Selmon Extension work zone!

 

Hey you!  Yes, you!  The one who has the phone in your hand while driving.  PUT IT DOWN!!!! A law took effect on October 1, allowing law enforcement officers to 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 license.

What it means: The hand-held phone ban is a primary offense, meaning an officer may cite a driver for using a hand-held cell phone in those designated areas without any other traffic offense taking place.

 

 

BLOG – Segment Launching Gantry (Update)

 

The segment launching gantry is moving closer to a very busy intersection. Selmon Extension crews will hit the milestone to the Westshore/Gandy Boulevard intersection, with around 200 segments in place later this fall.

Crews placed the first segment back in February of this year. Once they reach past Pier 10, they’ll have to temporarily shut down the intersection at night to set segments. As we get closer to that operation, we’ll be sure to provide you with advance notice.

 

Media Alert – Selmon Extension Construction Activity Alerts Week of September 26 – October 4, 2019

Media Alert
September 26, 2019
 
Contact Information:
Kym Graves, Project Information Officer
Kym@SelmonExtension.com
813-613-2306

SELMON EXTENSION CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY ALERTS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 26 – OCTOBER 4, 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.
  • The median left-turn lane remains temporarily closed for safety reasons in front of the Gandy Plaza.
  • 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 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.

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Media Alert – Selmon Extension Construction Activity Alerts Week of September 20-27, 2019

 

Media Alert
September 20, 2019
 
Contact Information:
Kym Graves, Project Information Officer
Kym@SelmonExtension.com
813-613-2306

SELMON EXTENSION CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY ALERTS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 20-27, 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.
  • The median left-turn lane remains temporarily closed for safety reasons in front of the Gandy Plaza.
  • 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 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.

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BLOG – Scorpion Found in Pile Driving Area

An area resident near the Selmon Extension caused quite a stir with the construction team! They found an unwanted “guest” wandering through the concrete piles. Crews were inspecting a nearby MSE wall when they found a black Scorpion a few feet away on the job site. All construction workers are required to wear protective gloves and steel-toe boots as a safety measure to prevent injuries or in this case, a scorpion sting. The most common scorpion found in Florida is the Hentz striped scorpion.

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