Media Alert – Selmon Extension Construction Alerts Week of September 19 – 25, 2020

Media Alert
September 18, 2020

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

SELMON EXTENSION CONSTRUCTION ALERTS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 19 – 25, 2020

  • Modified traffic pattern remains on the south side of Westshore/Gandy intersection. The right-turn and thru-lane share the same lane.
  • Crosswalk closure in effect (between Westshore Office Center and Circle K) along the west side of Westshore Boulevard.
  • A yield sign remains in place at the bottom off-ramp onto westbound Gandy Boulevard from the Expressway.
  • Sidewalk closure remains in place on eastbound Gandy Boulevard between the Dale Mabry Highway interchange and Lois Avenue.
  • Sidewalk closure remains in place on northbound Dale Mabry Highway between the Expressway overpass and the railroad tracks. Pedestrians will need to use crosswalks at Gandy or at Britton Plaza as a detour.

We want to remind motorists that the posted construction speed limit is 45 miles per hour.

 SelmonExtension.com | @SelmonExtension | Facebook.com/SelmonExtension

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BLOG – Building a Foundation Starts with Safety

National Construction Safety Week is the opportunity to recognize and celebrate that promise to do whatever it takes to send everyone home safely every day. The Selmon Extension prime contractor, Kiewit, is one of the founding companies that created this yearly event. Throughout the week, corporate officials will discuss a variety of important messages with construction workers including; the fundamentals of safety, new protocols pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health awareness, among other topics.

BLOG – National Construction Safety Week

(Photo: Kiewit Casting Yard May 2019)

Every year, the Selmon West Extension primary contractor, Kiewit, along with countless other construction companies hosts “National Construction Safety Week” to refocus and reenergize efforts to help eliminate accidents on the job site. The event is usually held every year during the first week in May but the COVID-19 pandemic postponed it. Here on the Extension project, the safety of the crews and the traveling public are Kiewit’s number one priority. Their commitment to safety and pursuit of “Nobody Gets Hurt” is defined by executing safety fundamentals including:

  • Routine training
  • Site-specific orientations and training
  • Hazard analyses
  • Project safety inspection tours and assessments
  • Extreme reporting of incidents of any nature

Media Alert – Selmon Extension Construction Alerts Week of September 12-18, 2020

Media Alert
September 11, 2020

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

SELMON EXTENSION CONSTRUCTION ALERTS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 12 – 18, 2020

  • Modified traffic pattern remains on the south side of Westshore/Gandy intersection. The right-turn and thru-lane share the same lane.
  • Crosswalk closure in effect (between Westshore Office Center and Circle K) along the west side of Westshore Boulevard.
  • A yield sign remains in place at the bottom off-ramp onto westbound Gandy Boulevard from the Expressway.
  • Sidewalk closure remains in place on eastbound Gandy Boulevard between the Dale Mabry Highway interchange and Lois Avenue.
  • Sidewalk closure remains in place on northbound Dale Mabry Highway between the Expressway overpass and the railroad tracks. Pedestrians will need to use crosswalks at Gandy or at Britton Plaza as a detour.

We want to remind motorists that the posted construction speed limit is 45 miles per hour.

 SelmonExtension.com | @SelmonExtension | Facebook.com/SelmonExtension

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BLOG – The Boulder and the Beautiful

Check out these massive boulders on the west end of the project! Selmon Extension crews are using heavy equipment to place these Florida Oolite boulders starting on the west end moving east as part of the landscaping and beautification efforts.

The Coral stone can be found near the surface in the southern part of Florida. They consist of fossilized limestone, lime sandstone, quartz sand, and marine sediments.

Media Alert – Work to Cease on the Selmon Extension Project Over Labor Day Weekend

Media Alert
September 3, 2020

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

WORK TO CEASE ON THE SELMON EXTENSION PROJECT OVER LABOR DAY WEEKEND

Beginning on Friday, September 4, 2020, contractors will temporarily suspend work on the Selmon Extension project through Monday, September 7, 2020, in observance of the Labor Day weekend holiday. There will be no impacts to the traveling public during this time. As always, motorists should avoid distracted driving and maintain the posted speed limit especially while driving through a construction zone. PLEASE DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE.

OTHER EXTENSION CONSTRUCTION ALERTS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4 – 11, 2020

  • Modified traffic pattern remains on the south side of Westshore/Gandy intersection. The right-turn and thru-lane share the same lane.
  • Crosswalk closure in effect (between Westshore Office Center and Circle K) along the west side of Westshore Boulevard.
  • A yield sign remains in place at the bottom off-ramp onto westbound Gandy Boulevard from the Expressway.
  • Sidewalk closure remains in place on eastbound Gandy Boulevard between the Dale Mabry Highway interchange and Lois Avenue.
  • Sidewalk closure remains in place on northbound Dale Mabry Highway between the Expressway overpass and the railroad tracks. Pedestrians will need to use crosswalks at Gandy or at Britton Plaza as a detour.

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BLOG – Top Safety Tips for Traveling this Labor Day Weekend

According to AAA, despite the pandemic drivers are expected to hit the road over this Labor Day weekend. AAA says it is seeing an increase in people planning to travel by car, as opposed to by plane or other modes of transportation. For your safety and the safety of the traveling public, here are a few safety tips:

  • Devote your full attention to driving – it is illegal to text and drive.
  • Don’t drive drowsy.
  • Buckle Up!
  • Move over – State law requires vehicles to move over when approaching an emergency vehicle or tow truck using visual signals.  If you are unable to move over, slow down.
  • Obey posted speed limits.
  • Do not tailgate – keep a safe following distance.

While traveling, it is also important to take extra precautions to reduce risks associated with the coronavirus. We encourage you to stay current on advice from the CDC and Hillsborough County and follow the recommended guidelines to keep yourself and others safe.

BLOG – Gantry Installation at Toll Plaza

A gantry for one of the three toll plazas for the new elevated bridge has been installed. This plaza is for drivers exiting the Extension at the Dale Mabry Highway interchange. The other two plazas are located on the on-ramp from the northbound Selmon Expressway and the on-ramp along southbound Dale Mabry Highway. The toll rate for Sunpass holders on the new bridge will be around $1. The toll rate for non-Sunpass holders will be a $.25 additional charge.

Media Alert – Work to Cease on the Selmon Extension Project During Labor Day Weekend

Media Alert
August 28, 2020

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

WORK TO CEASE ON THE SELMON EXTENSION PROJECT DURING LABOR DAY WEEKEND

Contractors will suspend work for the Selmon Extension project beginning on Friday, September 4, 2020, through Monday, September 7, 2020, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. There will be no impacts to the traveling public during this time. As always, motorists should avoid distracted driving and maintain the posted speed limit especially while driving through a construction zone. PLEASE DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE.

OTHER EXTENSION CONSTRUCTION ALERTS WEEK OF AUGUST 29 – SEPTEMBER 4, 2020

  • Modified traffic pattern remains on the south side of Westshore/Gandy intersection. The right-turn and thru-lane share the same lane.
  • Temporary sidewalk closure is in effect along northbound Westshore Boulevard between Infinity Westshore and W. Fielder Street.
  • Sidewalk and crosswalk closures are in effect (between Westshore Office Center and Circle K) along the west side of Westshore Boulevard.
  • A yield sign remains in place at the bottom off-ramp onto westbound Gandy Boulevard from the Expressway.
  • Sidewalk closure remains in place on eastbound Gandy Boulevard between the Dale Mabry Highway interchange and Lois Avenue.
  • Sidewalk closure remains in place on northbound Dale Mabry Highway between the Expressway overpass and the railroad tracks. Pedestrians will need to use crosswalks at Gandy or at Britton Plaza as a detour.

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Media Alert – A Portion of Gandy Boulevard Closed Tonight for Bridge Deck Construction

Media Alert
August 27, 2020

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

A PORTION OF GANDY BOULEVARD CLOSED TONIGHT FOR BRIDGE DECK CONSTRUCTION

On Thursday, August 27, 2020, the Selmon Extension construction crews will close all lanes of traffic from 9 pm – 6 am on Gandy Boulevard between Church Street and the U-Haul facility to pour concrete, weather permitting. Driveways of nearby businesses will not be affected and will still be able to maintain access. Drivers heading eastbound along Gandy Boulevard will need to detour using the nearest side street.

The entrance ramp to westbound Gandy Boulevard from the Selmon Expressway will be closed while the eastbound off-ramp will remain open for travel. Drivers will need to detour using Bay to Bay Boulevard or Interbay Boulevard to access Westshore Boulevard. Please remember to obey the posted speed limit at 45 miles per hour.

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