Media Alert – 24/7 Lane Closures Implemented on Selmon Extension Project

Media Alert
April 8, 2020

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

24/7 LANE CLOSURES TEMPORARILY IMPLEMENTED ON SELMON EXTENSION PROJECT

Beginning on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, at 7 pm, Selmon Extension construction crews will extend the lane closures operation to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until further notice. This decision was made in conjunction with the Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority and the Florida Department of Transportation.

Due to the state-wide Stay-At-Home order issued involving the spread of COVID-19, traffic counts along the project corridor are low. Extending the hours of construction that is normally scheduled during the nighttime allows the project to progress at a faster pace. Drivers, please remember to obey the posted 45 mph speed limit through the construction zone.

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BLOG – Moving Right Along (Update)

The segment launching system for the Selmon Extension project is currently hovering over Trask Street in the Gandy Boulevard median. As of right now, there are roughly a little over 300 segments in place starting from the west end of the construction project. Soon, crews will eventually need to temporarily close that intersection overnight to place segments on the truss, drivers will have to detour around the construction work.

Media Alert – Reminder: Time Change for Nightly Lane Closures Scheduled During Selmon Extension Project

Media Alert
April 3, 2020

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

REMINDER: TIME CHANGE FOR NIGHTLY LANE CLOSURES SCHEDULED DURING SELMON EXTENSION PROJECT

Selmon Extension construction crews will temporarily extend nightly lane closures from 9 pm to 6 am to 7 pm – 7 am until further notice.

Due to the state-wide Stay-At-Home order issued involving the spread of COVID-19, traffic counts along the project corridor are low. Extending the hours of construction allows the project to continue. Drivers, please remember to obey the posted 45 mph speed limit through the construction zone.

OTHER CONSTRUCTION ALERTS WEEK OF APRIL 4-10, 2020

  • The short merge remains on eastbound Gandy between the CSX railroad tracks and Dale Mabry Highway at the entrance to the Expressway.
  • 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: Watermain work resumes, nighttime lane closures implemented for several weeks, Southside: temporary lane configuration remains in place.
  • A yield sign remains in place at the bottom off-ramp onto westbound Gandy from the Expressway.
  • Sidewalk closure along eastbound Gandy 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 east side of Dale Mabry sidewalk.

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BLOG – Selmon Extension Construction Workers Take Extra Precautionary Measures to Remain Safe During COVID-19

While most Floridians have been ordered to stay home due to the COVID-19 order, thousands of construction workers who have been deemed “essential” remain on the job and are putting preventative measures in place and taking the necessary precautions to keep themselves safe during these difficult times.  The primary contractor, Kiewit, has implemented the following safety measures as work continues on the Selmon West Extension:

  • reduced or eliminated meetings and travel
  • implemented work-from-home and other social distancing policies
  • established more stringent personal and industrial hygiene practices including disinfecting all handheld equipment

Kiewit and the SWE Team are following government guidelines and consulting with industrial hygienists and medical experts to support the health of employees and others on the Selmon West Extension Project and in all of their other offices. There are currently more than 300 employees working on the construction project.

We are all working vigilantly to remain safe during this time.

Media Alert – Time Change for Nightly Lane Closures Scheduled During Selmon Extension Project

Media Alert
March 31, 2020

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

TIME CHANGE FOR NIGHTLY LANE CLOSURES SCHEDULED DURING SELMON EXTENSION PROJECT

Beginning Tuesday, March 31, 2020, Selmon Extension construction crews will temporarily extend nightly lane closures from 9 pm to 6 am to 7 pm – 7 am.

Due to the city-wide Safer-At-Home order issued involving the spread of COVID-19, traffic counts along the project corridor are low. Extending the hours of construction allows the project to continue.

Drivers, please remember to obey the posted 45 mph speed limit through the construction zone.  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.

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BLOG – Fins to the Left! Fins to the Right! (Update)

The Selmon West Extension crews continue their progress on the construction of the elevated bridge along the Gandy Boulevard median. One unique aspect of the project is the architectural fins. Each fin will have aesthetic lighting underneath and on both sides. So far, crews have constructed nearly ten fins. All fins, as well as the pier columns, will be painted as the project progresses, moving east. Once the project is complete, the bridge will have a total of 27 fins.

 

Media Alert – Temporary Road Closures Remain on the Selmon Expressway and Dale Mabry Highway for Construction Work

Media Alert
March 27, 2020

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

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES REMAIN ON THE SELMON EXPRESSWAY AND DALE MABRY HIGHWAY FOR CONSTRUCTION WORK

Selmon Extension construction crews continue with temporarily closing the Selmon Expressway at Bay to Bay Boulevard from 7 pm – 6 am through Saturday, March 28, 2020. This includes the Expressway on-ramp along Dale Mabry Highway (behind Target). All drivers will need to exit and follow the detour signs.

Crews will also temporarily close the north and southbound lanes on Dale Mabry Highway between the railroad tracks and the underpass from 9 pm – 6 am. Detour signs are posted.

OTHER CONSTRUCTION ALERTS WEEK OF MARCH 28 – APRIL 3, 2020

  • New traffic pattern along Selmon Expressway on-ramp from eastbound Gandy Boulevard.
  • The short merge remains on eastbound Gandy between the CSX railroad tracks and Dale Mabry Highway at the entrance to the Expressway.
  • 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: Watermain work resumes, nighttime lane closures implemented for several weeks, Southside: temporary lane configuration remains in place.
  • A yield sign remains in place at the bottom off-ramp onto westbound Gandy from the Expressway.
  • Sidewalk closure along eastbound Gandy 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 east side of Dale Mabry sidewalk.

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BLOG – New Railroad Crossing Signal Installation

CSX will continue to work along Gandy Boulevard near Church Street installing the new signal gate arms across the railroad tracks. The work will take place during daytime hours and a temporary lane closure may occur during this operation. Drivers should use caution when approaching this area.

Selmon West Extension Office Temporarily Closed Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

As of March 23, 2020, we will be temporarily closing the Selmon West Extension Project Office until further notice to the public located on West Gandy Boulevard in an abundance of caution of the COVID-19.  Please note that this does not shut the project down and the contractor will still be working during this time. Drivers, please remember to obey the posted 45 mph speed limit through the construction zone. We will continue to inform the public of any upcoming road/lane closures on the project website as well as social media.  If you have any public issues or questions regarding the project please, contact the Project Information Officer, Kym Graves at (813) 613-2306 or via email at Kym@SelmonExtension.com. 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.

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