Media Alert – City of Tampa Lane Closures Scheduled for Gandy Boulevard this Weekend


Media Alert
February 15, 2019

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

CITY OF TAMPA LANE CLOSURES SCHEDULED FOR GANDY BOULEVARD THIS WEEKEND

On Friday, February 15, 2019, the City of Tampa will close the outside lanes on eastbound and westbound Gandy Boulevard between Dale Mabry Highway and S. Manhattan Avenue to access an underground water line. The insides lanes will remain open for travel during this time. The closure will begin at 9 pm and remain until 6 am Monday, February 18, 2019.

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.

SELMON EXTENSION CONSTRUCTION ALERTS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 15-22, 2019

  •  New 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 Hwy. 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.
  • 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 – Crane Safety Operations

Operating a crane can be a high-risk activity on the Selmon Extension or any other construction project. Having a well-trained lift team can help mitigate, and possibly eliminate, some of the hazards associated with using cranes. A safe lift depends on a number of certified individuals filling roles including operators, riggers, signal persons, crane users, lift directors and site supervisors, and clear communication between these people is crucial to working safely.

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Media Alert – Lane Closure Scheduled for Westbound Gandy Boulevard for CSX Railroad Repairs


Media Alert
February 8, 2019

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

 LANE CLOSURE SCHEDULED FOR WESTBOUND GANDY BOULEVARD FOR CSX RAILROAD REPAIRS

On Monday, February 11, 2019, the Florida Department of Transportation will close the outside lane on westbound Gandy Boulevard between the Dale Mabry Interchange and South Church Street to fix a pothole on the railroad tracks. The inside lane will remain open for travel during this time. There will be a temporary stop sign placed at the bottom of the ramp entering westbound Gandy Boulevard. To avoid congestion in this area, drivers are urged to use Bay to Bay Boulevard or Euclid Avenue as a detour. The closure will begin at 9 am and remain until 3 pm.

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.

SELMON EXTENSION CONSTRUCTION ALERTS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 8-15, 2019

  • New 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 Hwy. 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.
  • 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 – What is a Segment Lifter?

Selmon Extension construction crews will use this segment lifter (or pivot crane) to lift, swing and place the bridge segments onto the launching girder. This operation will happen overnight at the west end of Gandy Boulevard once crews begin setting the bridge segments. Crews will temporarily shut down the inside lanes to launch each segment.

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Media Alert – City of Tampa Lane Closures Scheduled for Gandy Boulevard This Weekend


Media Alert
February 1, 2019

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

CITY OF TAMPA LANE CLOSURES SCHEDULED FOR GANDY BOULEVARD THIS WEEKEND

On Friday, February 1, 2019, the City of Tampa will close the outside lanes on eastbound and westbound Gandy Boulevard between Dale Mabry Highway and S. Manhattan Avenue to access an underground water line. The insides lanes will remain open for travel during this time. The closure will begin at 9 pm and remain until 6 am Monday, February 4, 2019.

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.

 SELMON EXTENSION CONSTRUCTION ALERTS WEEK OF FEBRUARY 1 – 8, 2019 

  • New 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 alternate route, during rush-hour traffic, 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 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.
  • The sidewalk remains closed on northbound 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 west side of Dale Mabry. Detour signs are posted to alert pedestrians.
  • 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 – Avoid Distracted Driving

Avoid any kind of distraction, such as cell phone use or even flipping stations on the radio while driving. Pay attention and be careful especially before and during the drive through work zone like the Selmon Extension. Always wear your seatbelt. Do not tailgate! A sudden stop by the vehicles ahead of you could end up in a rear-end collision, so common in work zones. Do not change lanes without using your signal light. Reduce your speed and obey all traffic laws while driving through a construction zone. April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month in Florida.

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Blog – Slow Down in Work Zones

Selmon Extension construction crews deal with the reality and consequences of speeding motorists on a regular basis while working in the Gandy median. Work zone signs are posted for the crews’ safety as well as the traveling public. According to the Federal Highway Administration, Florida ranks one of the top five states for highway construction accidents. The posted construction speed limit along the project corridor is 45 miles per hour. The fine for speeding in a construction zone is double the amount of a regular ticket.

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Media Alert – No Lane Closures Scheduled During Gasparilla Festivities as Construction Continues on the Selmon Extension


Media Alert
January 25, 2019

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

NO LANE CLOSURES SCHEDULED DURING GASPARILLA FESTIVITIES AS CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES ON THE SELMON EXTENSION

Due to the annual Gasparilla Pirate Festival and Parade events, Selmon Extension construction crews will not implement any lane closures on Friday, January 25 and Saturday, January 26. However, there will still be active construction activity happening during this time. We want to remind motorists that the posted construction speed limit is 45 miles per hour. PLEASE REMEMBER DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE. 

SELMON EXTENSION CONSTRUCTION ALERTS WEEK OF JANUARY 25 – FEBRUARY 1, 2019 

  • New 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 alternate route, during rush-hour traffic, 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 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.
  • The sidewalk remains closed on northbound 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 west side of Dale Mabry. Detour signs are posted to alert pedestrians.
  • 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, with the exception for the Gasparilla event dates listed above.

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