Media Alert – Selmon Extension Construction Alerts Week of August 23-30, 2019

Media Alert
August 23, 2019

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

SELMON EXTENSION CONSTRUCTION ALERTS WEEK OF AUGUST 23-30, 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.
  • Frontier Communications sidewalk closure on eastbound Gandy Boulevard, between east of Manhattan Avenue and Lois Avenue. Pedestrians need to use the sidewalk along westbound Gandy for access through that area.
  • New traffic pattern in place 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. This temporary traffic pattern will remain for a few weeks until work is complete, weather permitting.
  • The median left-turn lane remains temporarily closed in front of the Gandy Plaza located on 4707 W. Gandy Boulevard. The temporary closure is for safety reasons. The entrance to the plaza via westbound will not be blocked during this time.
  • Temporary daytime inside and median lane closures of both northbound and southbound Dale Mabry Highway near the Selmon Expressway over-head crossing for bridge foundation installation. The sidewalk is closed on northbound Dale Mabry Highway between the Selmon Expressway overpass and the railroad tracks. Pedestrians walking on Dale Mabry will need to use the sidewalk on the west side of Dale Mabry. Detour signs are posted to alert pedestrians.
  • Westshore/Gandy Boulevard intersection; Northside: underground utility work continues. Southside: underground utility work at night, new lane configuration at the intersection; straight-thru/right-turn lanes have been combined into one lane.
  • New traffic configuration for the Selmon Exit ramp to the westbound Gandy Boulevard ramp. Drivers should reduce speed while approaching the bottom off-ramp, a yield sign is in place at Gandy Boulevard.
  • The short merge still exists on eastbound Gandy between the CSX railroad tracks and Dale Mabry Highway at the entrance to the Selmon Expressway. As an alternative, turn left (north) on Dale Mabry Highway and access the Selmon Expressway ramp, located just behind Target.
  • 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.
  • 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 Selmon 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.

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.

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BLOG – East End Interchange

A picture is worth a thousand words! And there’s a lot happening in this photo. Selmon Extension construction crews remain hard at work at the interchange. There are several ongoing construction activities including, ground improvement pile driving, pier column, and MSE wall installation, pond excavation, constructing new ramps and preparation for the traffic shift on the new bridge over Gandy Boulevard later this fall.

BLOG – Pile Driving Operation (Update)

Selmon Extension construction crews are near completion of the ground improvement pile driving operation at the east end interchange. The pile driving started late last year as part of the construction of the new ramps. The operation is scheduled to be completed by the end of September, weather permitting.

Media Alert – Selmon Extension Construction Alerts Week of August 16-23, 2019

Media Alert
August 16, 2019

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

SELMON EXTENSION CONSTRUCTION ALERTS WEEK OF AUGUST 16-23, 2019

  • New traffic pattern in place 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 (see photo below). There are electronic messages boards posted to alert drivers. This temporary traffic pattern will remain for several weeks until work is complete, weather permitting.
  • The median left-turn lane remains temporarily closed in front of the Gandy Plaza located on 4707 W. Gandy Boulevard. The temporary closure is for safety reasons. Drivers can utilize the U-turn at Trask Street or S. Manhattan Avenue to gain access to the plaza. The entrance to the plaza will not be blocked during this time.
  • Temporary daytime inside and median lane closures of both northbound and southbound Dale Mabry Highway near the Selmon Expressway over-head crossing for bridge foundation installation. The sidewalk is closed on northbound Dale Mabry Highway between the Selmon Expressway overpass and the railroad tracks. Pedestrians walking on Dale Mabry will need to use the sidewalk on the west side of Dale Mabry. Detour signs are posted to alert pedestrians.
  • Westshore/Gandy Boulevard intersection; Northside: underground utility work continues. Southside: underground utility work at night, new lane configuration at the intersection; straight-thru/right-turn lanes have been combined into one lane.
  • New traffic configuration for the Selmon Exit ramp to the westbound Gandy Boulevard ramp. Drivers should reduce speed while approaching the bottom off-ramp, a yield sign is in place at Gandy Boulevard.
  • The short merge still exists on eastbound Gandy between the CSX railroad tracks and Dale Mabry Highway at the entrance to the Selmon Expressway. As an alternative, turn left (north) on Dale Mabry Highway and access the Selmon Expressway ramp, located just behind Target.
  • 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.

 SIDEWALK CLOSURES

  • 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 Selmon 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.
  • Sidewalk closure along the west side of Westshore Boulevard.

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.

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Media Alert – Temporary Lane Closures Scheduled for City of Tampa along Eastbound Gandy for Utility Repair Work

Media Alert
August 16, 2019

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

TEMPORARY LANE CLOSURES SCHEDULED FOR CITY OF TAMPA ALONG EASTBOUND GANDY FOR UTILITY REPAIR WORK

 On Friday, August 16, 2019, beginning at 9pm crews will repair a water main at the corner of Manhattan Avenue and eastbound Gandy Boulevard in front of the KFC. The right-turn lane and the outside thru lane will be temporarily closed. Drivers who need to access southbound Manhattan will need to use S. Trask Street or Lois Avenue as a detour. Signs will be posted during this time.

Also, on Friday, beginning at 9pm, crews will repair an underground utility line across from the Dalton Dental office. The outside lanes on eastbound and westbound Gandy will be temporarily closed between S. Trask Street and S. Hesperides Street. The inside lanes will remain open for travel. Both sections of the road will be open by Monday, August 19, 2019, by 6am, weather permitting.

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.

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BLOG – New Ramp Taking Shape

(Photo Courtesy: Aerial Innovations)

Selmon Extension construction crews remain hard at work constructing several new ramp movements at the east end interchange. If you’re traveling north on Dale Mabry Highway, between the Target and the railroad tracks you’ll notice the new on-ramp westbound onto the Selmon Extension is nearly complete.

BLOG – Back to School Traffic and Driving Safety Tips

It’s the first day of back to school in the Tampa Bay area and that means more traffic on the roadways. The Selmon Extension construction team wants drivers to always use caution and don’t speed in the work zones. A few precautions go a long way toward keeping children safe:

  • Be on the lookout for school zone signals and always obey the speed limits.
  • When entering a school zone, always stop for school and public transportation busses that are loading or unloading people.
  • It is illegal to pass a school bus when red or amber warning lights are flashing. By law, you must remain stopped until all people are clear of the roadway and the bus is in motion.
  • A stop is not required when approaching a stopped bus from the opposite direction upon a divded highway of four or more lanes.
  • Watch out for school crossing guards and obey their signals.

Media Alert – Selmon Extension Construction Alerts Week of August 9-16, 2019

Media Alert
August 9, 2019

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

SELMON EXTENSION CONSTRUCTION ALERTS WEEK OF AUGUST 9-16, 2019

  • New traffic pattern in place 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 (see photo below). There are electronic messages boards posted to alert drivers. This temporary traffic pattern will remain for several weeks until work is complete, weather permitting.
  • The median left-turn lane remains temporarily closed in front of the Gandy Plaza located on 4707 W. Gandy Boulevard. The temporary closure is for safety reasons. Drivers can utilize the U-turn at Trask Street or S. Manhattan Avenue to gain access to the plaza. The entrance to the plaza will not be blocked during this time.
  • Temporary daytime inside and median lane closures of both northbound and southbound Dale Mabry Highway near the Selmon Expressway over-head crossing for bridge foundation installation. The sidewalk is closed on northbound Dale Mabry Highway between the Selmon Expressway overpass and the railroad tracks. Pedestrians walking on Dale Mabry will need to use the sidewalk on the west side of Dale Mabry. Detour signs are posted to alert pedestrians.
  • Westshore/Gandy Boulevard intersection; Northside: underground utility work continues. Southside: underground utility work at night, new lane configuration at the intersection; straight-thru/right-turn lanes have been combined into one lane.
  • New traffic configuration for the Selmon Exit ramp to the westbound Gandy Boulevard ramp. Drivers should reduce speed while approaching the bottom off-ramp, a yield sign is in place at Gandy Boulevard.
  • The short merge still exists on eastbound Gandy between the CSX railroad tracks and Dale Mabry Highway at the entrance to the Selmon Expressway. As an alternative, turn left (north) on Dale Mabry Highway and access the Selmon Expressway ramp, located just behind Target.
  • The sidewalk is closed 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. Detour signs are posted to alert pedestrians.
  • The sidewalk is closed on northbound Dale Mabry Highway between the Selmon Expressway overpass and the railroad tracks. Pedestrians walking on Dale Mabry will need to use the sidewalk on the west side of Dale Mabry. Detour signs are posted to alert pedestrians.
  • The sidewalk on S. Dale Mabry Highway is closed between Gandy Boulevard and the Home Depot.
  • 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.

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.

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Blog – Back to School? Shop Local! Shop Gandy!

It’s time to start thinking about back to school shopping. We encourage you to drive along Gandy Boulevard to find everything you need to send your kids off to school this year. To see a list of businesses, please visit the Shop Gandy! website and make a point to support these local businesses along the corridor.

Media Alert – Other Selmon Extension Construction Alerts Week of August 2-9, 2019

Media Alert
August 2, 2019
 
Contact Information:
Kym Graves, Project Information Officer
Kym@SelmonExtension.com
813-613-2306 

OTHER SELMON EXTENSION CONSTRUCTION ALERTS WEEK OF AUGUST 2-9, 2019

  • The median left-turn lane remains temporarily closed in front of the Gandy Plaza located on 4707 W. Gandy Boulevard. The temporary closure is for safety reasons. Drivers can utilize the U-turn at Trask Street or S. Manhattan Avenue to gain access to the plaza. The entrance to the plaza will not be blocked during this time.
  • Temporary daytime inside and median lane closures of both northbound and southbound Dale Mabry Highway near the Selmon Expressway over-head crossing for bridge foundation installation. The sidewalk is closed on northbound Dale Mabry Highway between the Selmon Expressway overpass and the railroad tracks. Pedestrians walking on Dale Mabry will need to use the sidewalk on the west side of Dale Mabry. Detour signs are posted to alert pedestrians.
  • Westshore/Gandy Boulevard intersection; Northside: underground utility work continues; lanes have been narrowed approaching the intersection. Southside: underground utility work at night, new lane configuration at the intersection; straight-thru/right-turn lanes have been combined into one lane.
  • New traffic configuration for the Selmon Exit ramp to the westbound Gandy Boulevard ramp. Drivers should reduce speed while approaching the bottom off-ramp, a yield sign is in place at Gandy Boulevard.
  • Traffic pattern remains in place for the Selmon Expressway’s exit to eastbound Gandy Boulevard.
  • The short merge still exists on eastbound Gandy between the CSX railroad tracks and Dale Mabry Highway at the entrance to the Selmon Expressway. As an alternative, turn left (north) on Dale Mabry Highway and access the Selmon Expressway ramp, located just behind Target.
  • The sidewalk is closed 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. Detour signs are posted to alert pedestrians.
  • The sidewalk is closed on northbound Dale Mabry Highway between the Selmon Expressway overpass and the railroad tracks. Pedestrians walking on Dale Mabry will need to use the sidewalk on the west side of Dale Mabry. Detour signs are posted to alert pedestrians.
  • The sidewalk on S. Dale Mabry Highway is closed between Gandy Boulevard and the Home Depot.
  • 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.

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.

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