Media Alert – Detour Scheduled on Westshore Boulevard for Segment Erection Work

Media Alert
January 19, 2020

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

DETOUR SCHEDULED ON WESTSHORE BOULEVARD FOR SEGMENT ERECTION WORK

Monday, January 20, through Friday, January 24, 2020, the Selmon Extension construction crews will temporarily shut down the intersection at Westshore and Gandy Boulevard for construction work on the 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.

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Media Alert – Selmon Extension Suspends Construction Activity During Gasparilla Festivities

Media Alert
January 17, 2020

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

SELMON EXTENSION SUSPENDS CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY DURING GASPARILLA FESTIVITIES

Due to the annual Gasparilla Parade events this weekend, the Selmon Extension construction crews will suspend all activity on Saturday, January 18, 2020. However, the area is still considered an active construction zone. We want to remind motorists that the posted speed limit is 45 miles per hour. Construction work will resume on Sunday, January 19, 2020.

OTHER SELMON EXTENSION CONSTRUCTION ALERTS JANUARY 19 – 24, 2020

  • New traffic pattern for the Selmon Expressway exit onto eastbound Gandy Boulevard. Drivers should reduce speed while approaching this area.
  • Median left-turn lane remains temporarily closed for safety reasons in front of the Gandy Plaza.
  • Sidewalk and crosswalk closure (between Westshore Office Center and Circle K) along the west side of Westshore Boulevard.
  • Westshore/Gandy Boulevard intersection; Northside: Overnight drainage work; Southside: Mast-arm installation in front of Westshore Office Center.
  • A yield sign remains in place at the bottom off-ramp onto westbound Gandy Boulevard from the Expressway.
  • The short merge remains 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.
  • 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.

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BLOG – New West End U-turn

Drivers will have another option of making a U-turn before reaching the Gandy Bridge. Selmon Extension construction crews are currently working in front of the approach ramp on the west end, forming the new U-turn. Drivers will still be able to make the U-turn in front of the boat ramp. The new U-turn is scheduled for completion early this summer.

Media Alert – Pile Driving Operation Needed to Complete Bridge Foundation Work

Media Alert
January 10, 2020

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

PILE DRIVING OPERATION NEEDED TO COMPLETE BRIDGE FOUNDATION WORK

On Monday, January 13, 2020, the Selmon Extension construction team will begin their pile driving operation for the southbound Selmon Expressway bridge foundation work. The pile driving activity is scheduled for daytime only, Monday through Saturday and should take roughly three weeks. Once this construction activity finishes this will complete the entire pile driving operation on the project.

OTHER SELMON EXTENSION CONSTRUCTION ALERTS JANUARY 11 – 17, 2020

  • New traffic pattern for the Selmon Expressway exit onto eastbound Gandy Boulevard. Drivers should reduce speed while approaching this area.
  • Median left-turn lane remains temporarily closed for safety reasons in front of the Gandy Plaza.
  • 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: underground storm drainage work Southside: temporary lane configuration at the intersection.
  • A yield sign remains in place at the bottom off-ramp onto westbound Gandy Boulevard from the Expressway.
  • The short merge remains 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.
  • 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.

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Selmon Construction Year End Recap Video 2019

Check out the progress we made on the Selmon Extension in 2019. The Selmon Extension is a 1.9-mile toll lane, located in the median of Gandy Boulevard, which will allow a choice for regional travelers: use Gandy Boulevard for local destinations or use the Selmon Extension for a direct connection (Eastbound) to the Selmon Expressway or Dale Mabry or (Westbound) to the Gandy Bridge. THEA is #ConnectingCommunities.

Media Alert: Portion of Selmon Expressway Temporarily Closed for Overnight Traffic Shift

Media Alert
January 7, 2020

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

PORTION OF SELMON EXPRESSWAY TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR OVERNIGHT TRAFFIC SHIFT

On Tuesday, January 7, 2020, the Selmon Extension construction team will temporarily shut down the Selmon Expressway ramps to Gandy Boulevard starting at 7 pm. The closure is needed to conduct an overnight traffic shift. The Expressway ramp behind Target on Dale Mabry Highway will remain open during this time. Signs are posted to alert drivers.

Drivers will need to detour using Bay to Bay Boulevard. Crews will open the roadway for traffic at 6 am. Drivers exiting onto eastbound Gandy will shift onto the new bridge. Those exiting onto westbound Gandy will continue as you do now.

Motorists are urged to obey the posted speed limit. Please remember it is illegal to text and drive.

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BLOG – No Texting While Driving Law

The New Year is here, so drivers can be fined if caught texting while driving. The law banning texting while driving in any location and holding a phone in school and work zones like the Selmon Extension project went into effect last summer. But law enforcement officials only issued warnings. As of January 1, if caught, drivers can now be given citations. Tickets issued for a first offense carry a $30 fine plus court costs. It’s $60 for a second violation citied within five years.

Media Alert – Detour Scheduled on Westshore Boulevard for Segment Erection Work

Media Alert
January 3, 2020


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

DETOUR SCHEDULED ON WESTSHORE BOULEVARD FOR SEGMENT ERECTION WORK

On Saturday, January 4, through Monday, January 6, 2020, Selmon Extension construction crews will temporarily shut down the intersection at Westshore and Gandy Boulevard for construction work on the 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.

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Media Alert: Selmon Extension Temporarily Suspends Construction Work During the Holidays


Media Alert
December 20, 2019

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

SELMON EXTENSION TEMPORARILY SUSPENDS CONSTRUCTION WORK DURING THE HOLIDAYS

On Monday, December 23, 2019, the Selmon Extension construction team will temporarily suspend all construction activity for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The majority of the construction will resume on Monday, January 6, 2020. While all lane closure activity will be stopped, some workers may be on-site in the construction zones and reduced speed limits will still be in effect. Motorists are urged to obey the posted speed limit. Please remember it is illegal to text and drive.

OTHER SELMON EXTENSION CONSTRUCTION ALERTS DECEMBER 22, 2019 – JANUARY 5, 2020

  • Median left-turn lane remains temporarily closed for safety reasons in front of the Gandy Plaza.
  • 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: underground storm 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 remains 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.
  • 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.

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Selmon Extension Construction Alerts Week of December 14-20, 2019

Media Alert
December 13, 2019

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

SELMON EXTENSION CONSTRUCTION ALERTS WEEK OF DECEMBER 14-20, 2019

  • Intermittent lane closures on Gandy Boulevard between Dale Mabry Highway and Church Street for construction activity between 9 pm – 6 am.
  • Median left-turn lane temporarily closed for safety reasons in front of the Gandy Plaza.
  • 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: underground storm 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.
  • 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 the posted construction speed limit is 45 miles per hour. Speed enforcement will be in place in the signed construction zones.

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