Media Alert – Selmon Extension Construction Alerts Week of October 19-26, 2018


Media Alert
October 19, 2018

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

SELMON EXTENSION CONSTRUCTION ALERTS WEEK OF OCTOBER 19-26, 2018

In an effort to keep the construction crews and the traveling public safe, 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.

Other Updates:

  • The short merge remains in place on eastbound Gandy between the CSX railroad tracks and Dale Mabry Highway at the entrance to the Selmon Expressway. This lane configuration will remain in place during the construction of the Selmon Extension’s new ramps. To avoid congestion in this area during rush-hour traffic, we advise travelers to use the alternate route. Turn left (north) on Dale Mabry Highway and access the Selmon Expressway ramp, located just behind Target.
  • The sidewalk remains closed on eastbound Gandy Boulevard between the CSX railroad and the Dale Mabry Hwy interchange. Pedestrians walking between Lois Avenue from Dale Mabry Hwy should use the sidewalk on the north side of Gandy Boulevard. Detour signs are posted to alert pedestrians. Graphics are included to show the detour.
  • The sidewalk remains closed on southbound Dale Mabry Hwy. between the Selmon Expressway overpass and the railroad tracks. Pedestrians walking on Dale Mabry will need to use the sidewalk on the east side of Dale Mabry. Detour signs are posted to alert pedestrians. Graphics are included to show the closure.
  • One lane on both eastbound and westbound Gandy Boulevard between Westshore Boulevard and the Gandy Bridge will be closed each night between 9 pm and 6 am

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Blog – Maintenance of Traffic (MOT)

Roadwork signs can be seen throughout the project limits on the Selmon Extension! Maintenance of traffic (MOT), also known as temporary traffic control, is a process of establishing a work zone, providing related transportation management and temporary traffic control on streets and highways right-of-way. The Selmon Extension Construction crews maintain several stages of Maintenance of Traffic throughout the project limits by using barrels, barrier wall, signs, cones, message boards, and arrow boards, to ensure the safety of the crew as well as the traveling public.

 

Blog – Selmon Extension New Ramps Alignment

This architectural rendering shows the new Selmon Extension ramps at the intersection of Dale Mabry Highway and Gandy Boulevard. In addition to the existing entry and exit ramps, more will be added for travelers heading to and from Pinellas County.  For additional information and photos, log on to www.SelmonExtension.com.

Media Alert – Selmon Extension Construction Alerts Week of October 5-12, 2018

Media Alert
October 5, 2018

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

SELMON EXTENSION CONSTRUCTION ALERTS WEEK OF OCTOBER 5-12, 2018

In an effort to keep the construction crews and the traveling public safe, 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.

Updates:

  • Crews have installed temporary roadway traffic plates under the Selmon Expressway on Dale Mabry Highway. Crews are using these plates to protect the roadway surface during current bridge demolition activities. Motorists are reminded to drive slowly when traveling over these plates.
  • The short merge remains in place on eastbound Gandy between the CSX railroad tracks and Dale Mabry Highway at the entrance to the Selmon Expressway. This lane configuration will remain in place during the construction of the Selmon Extension’s new ramps. To avoid congestion in this area during rush-hour traffic, we advise travelers to use the alternate route. Turn left (north) on Dale Mabry Highway and access the Selmon Expressway ramp, located just behind Target.
  • The sidewalk remains closed on eastbound Gandy Boulevard between the CSX railroad and the Dale Mabry Hwy interchange. Pedestrians walking between Lois Avenue from Dale Mabry Hwy should use the sidewalk on the north side of Gandy Boulevard. Detour signs are posted to alert pedestrians. Graphics are included to show the detour.
  • The sidewalk remains closed on southbound Dale Mabry Hwy. between the Selmon Expressway overpass and the railroad tracks. Pedestrians walking on Dale Mabry will need to use the sidewalk on the east side of Dale Mabry. Detour signs are posted to alert pedestrians. Graphics are included to show the closure.
  • One lane on both eastbound and westbound Gandy Boulevard between Westshore Boulevard and the Gandy Bridge will be closed each night between 9 pm and 6 am

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Blog – Bridge Demolition

The existing westbound bridge that takes motorists from the Selmon Expressway to eastbound Gandy Boulevard will soon be gone. Crews will demolish the bridge using a crane to construct the work for the realignment of the new ramps. Crews will conduct a bi-directional traffic shift later this month that allows one lane of traffic in each direction on the existing roadway, away from the overhead bridge.

 

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Media Alert – Selmon Extension Construction Alerts Week of September 28 – October 5, 2018

                                           
Media Alert
September 28, 2018

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

SELMON EXTENSION CONSTRUCTION ALERTS WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 28-OCTOBER 5, 2018

In an effort to keep the construction crews and the traveling public safe, 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.

Updates:

  • Crews have installed temporary roadway traffic plates under the Selmon Expressway on Dale Mabry Highway. Crews are using these plates to protect the roadway surface during current bridge demolition activities. Motorists are reminded to drive slowly when traveling over these plates.
  • The short merge remains in place on eastbound Gandy between the CSX railroad tracks and Dale Mabry Highway at the entrance to the Selmon Expressway. This lane configuration will remain in place during the construction of the Selmon Extension’s new ramps. To avoid congestion in this area during rush-hour traffic, we advise travelers to use the alternate route. Turn left (north) on Dale Mabry Highway and access the Selmon Expressway ramp, located just behind Target.
  • The sidewalk remains closed on eastbound Gandy Boulevard between the CSX railroad and the Dale Mabry Hwy interchange. Pedestrians walking between Lois Avenue from Dale Mabry Hwy should use the sidewalk on the north side of Gandy Boulevard. Detour signs are posted to alert pedestrians. Graphics are included to show the detour.
  • The sidewalk remains closed on southbound Dale Mabry Hwy. between the Selmon Expressway overpass and the railroad tracks. Pedestrians walking on Dale Mabry will need to use the sidewalk on the east side of Dale Mabry. Detour signs are posted to alert pedestrians. Graphics are included to show the closure.
  • One lane on both eastbound and westbound Gandy Boulevard between Westshore Boulevard and the Gandy Bridge will be closed each night between 9 pm and 6 am

 

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Blog – Bridge Segments

 

This is a similar pre-cast segment piece that will be used for the Selmon Extension Bridge.  The pre-cast segments are created off-site and then transported to the construction area overnight (see previous blog: Casting Yard). Crews have to produce nearly 750 concrete segments for the Selmon Extension similar to this one you see here.

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Blog – Toll Gantry

Do you want to get there faster? Take the toll road! Toll gantries are fixed points on an open tolling system road where you pay a small fee. For the Selmon Extension, there will be three new tolling locations installed due to the entry and exit points on the bridge. The toll rate for Sunpass holders on the Selmon Extension Bridge will be around $1. The toll rate non-Sunpass holders will be a $.25 additional charge.

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