Blog – Bridge Segment Placement

Once the Selmon Extension bridge segments are produced, they’re transported from the off-site casting yard on an over-size transport. Next, they’re hauled to the west end of the Extension ramp, where the straddle carrier, picks it up, takes it up the ramp, then releases it to the launching gantry that will set the segment. Finally, everything is pulled together with post-tensioning (not pictured) and the operation is repeated with the next segment.

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


Media Alert
December 7, 2018

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

CITY OF TAMPA LANE CLOSURES SCHEDULED FOR GANDY BOULEVARD NEXT WEEKEND

On Friday, December 14, 2018, 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, December 17, 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.

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Media Alert – Selmon Extension Construction Alerts Week of December 7-15, 2018


Media Alert
December 7, 2018

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

SELMON EXTENSION CONSTRUCTION ALERTS WEEK OF DECEMBER 7-15, 2018

On Thursday, December 13, 2018, through Saturday, December 15, 2018, Selmon Extension construction crews will temporarily shut down westbound and eastbound Gandy Boulevard between Dale Mabry Highway and S. Church Street between 9 pm and 6 am to perform bridge demolition work. Gandy Boulevard will be open for access during the daytime only.

Drivers will need to use either S. Manhattan Avenue or Westshore Boulevard and follow the posted detour using Interbay Boulevard and Dale Mabry Highway to access the Selmon Expressway.

The access ramp from the Selmon Expressway to eastbound Gandy Boulevard will also be closed during this time. Drivers will need to use Bay to Bay Boulevard as a detour.

The ramp to westbound Gandy Boulevard and the northbound Dale Mabry Highway on-ramp to the Selmon Expressway will remain open for traffic.

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 – Pile Driving Crane

HIGH IN THE SKY! Here’s a closer look at the giant crane that holds the pile driver Selmon Extension construction crews are using to construct the new ramps at the Dale Mabry Highway Interchange.  Starting this month, crews will use this rig to drive concrete piles about 60 feet into the ground. This activity will occur during the daytime, Monday through Saturday and will last for several months.

Media Alert – Road Closure Scheduled Next Week on Gandy Boulevard for Bridge Demolition Work


Media Alert
December 4, 2018

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

ROAD CLOSURE SCHEDULED NEXT WEEK ON GANDY BOULEVARD FOR BRIDGE DEMOLITION WORK

On Thursday, December 13, 2018, through Saturday, December 15, 2018, Selmon Extension construction crews will temporarily shut down westbound and eastbound Gandy Boulevard between Dale Mabry Highway and S. Church Street between 9 pm and 6 am to perform bridge demolition work. Gandy Boulevard will be open for access during the daytime only.

Drivers will need to use either S. Manhattan Avenue or Westshore Boulevard and follow the posted detour using Interbay Boulevard and Dale Mabry Highway to access the Selmon Expressway.

The access ramp from the Selmon Expressway to eastbound Gandy Boulevard will also be closed during this time. Drivers will need to use Bay to Bay Boulevard as a detour.

The ramp to westbound Gandy Boulevard and the northbound Dale Mabry Highway on-ramp to the Selmon Expressway will remain open for traffic.

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 – Support of Excavation (SOE) Wall

A Support of Excavation (SOE) Wall is a temporary earth retaining wall that will be used to support the adjacent roadway while creating a safe and efficient workspace to complete the various construction activities at the Dale Mabry Highway interchange. In some instances, the SOE Walls can double as permanent structural support.

Media Alert – Selmon Extension Construction Alerts Week of November 30 – December 7, 2018 –

Media Alert
November 30, 2018

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

SELMON EXTENSION CONSTRUCTION ALERTS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 30 – DECEMBER 7, 2018

  •  New traffic pattern in place for the Selmon Expressway’s exit to eastbound Gandy 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 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.
  • 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 is closed on westbound 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 south 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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Media Alert – Work to Cease on the Selmon Extension Project over Thanksgiving Day Holiday


Media Alert
November 21, 2018

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

WORK TO CEASE ON THE SELMON EXTENSION PROJECT OVER THANKSGIVING DAY HOLIDAY

Contractors will suspend work for the Selmon Extension Project beginning Wednesday, November 21, 2018, through Sunday, November 25, 2018, in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday.  There will be no impacts to the traveling public during this time. Work resumes on Monday, November 26, 2018. PLEASE REMEMBER DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE.

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 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. 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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