Media Alert – A Portion of Gandy Boulevard Closed Tonight for Bridge Deck Construction

Media Alert
August 27, 2020

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

A PORTION OF GANDY BOULEVARD CLOSED TONIGHT FOR BRIDGE DECK CONSTRUCTION

On Thursday, August 27, 2020, the Selmon Extension construction crews will close all lanes of traffic from 9 pm – 6 am on Gandy Boulevard between Church Street and the U-Haul facility to pour concrete, weather permitting. Driveways of nearby businesses will not be affected and will still be able to maintain access. Drivers heading eastbound along Gandy Boulevard will need to detour using the nearest side street.

The entrance ramp to westbound Gandy Boulevard from the Selmon Expressway will be closed while the eastbound off-ramp will remain open for travel. Drivers will need to detour using Bay to Bay Boulevard or Interbay Boulevard to access Westshore Boulevard. Please remember to obey the posted speed limit at 45 miles per hour.

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BLOG – Lightning Tracker

Lightning in the area? There’s an app for that. According to local meteorologists, the Tampa Bay area has been pounded by several lightning storms in the past few weeks. The Selmon Extension team uses a lightning tracker app to keep track of any potential strikes approaching the south Tampa area. It sends a text alert to their smartphones and notifies them of the presence of lightning during potential bad weather.

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Related Blog – Keeping the SWE Team Safe During Lightning

Media Alert – A Portion of Gandy Boulevard Closed Sunday for Bridge Deck Construction

Media Alert
August 21, 2020

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

A PORTION OF GANDY BOULEVARD CLOSED SUNDAY FOR BRIDGE DECK CONSTRUCTION

On Sunday, August 23, crews will close all lanes of traffic from 9 pm – 6 am on Gandy Boulevard between Church Street and the U-Haul facility to pour concrete, weather permitting. Drivers heading eastbound along Gandy Boulevard will need to detour using the nearest side street.

Drivers will need to detour using Bay to Bay Boulevard or Interbay Boulevard to access Westshore Boulevard. The eastbound Gandy Boulevard off-ramp will remain open for travel. Please remember to obey the posted speed limit at 45 miles per hour.

OTHER EXTENSION CONSTRUCTION ALERTS WEEK OF AUGUST 22 – 28, 2020

  • Northbound Westshore Boulevard at the Gandy Boulevard intersection will be a single lane only between 9 pm – 6 am, Monday – Friday.
  • Modified traffic pattern remains on the south side of Westshore/Gandy intersection. The right-turn and thru-lane share the same lane.
  • Temporary sidewalk closure is in effect along northbound Westshore Boulevard between Infinity Westshore and W. Fielder Street.
  • The median left-turn lane remains temporarily closed in front of the West Gandy Plaza.
  • Sidewalk and crosswalk closure is in effect (between Westshore Office Center and Circle K) along the west side of Westshore Boulevard.
  • A yield sign remains in place at the bottom off-ramp onto westbound Gandy Boulevard from the Expressway.
  • Sidewalk closure remains in place on eastbound Gandy Boulevard between the Dale Mabry Highway interchange and Lois Avenue.
  • Sidewalk closure remains in place on northbound Dale Mabry Highway between the Expressway overpass and the railroad tracks. Pedestrians will need to use crosswalks at Gandy or at Britton Plaza as a detour.

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BLOG – The Final Intersection

It’s the final countdown as the Selmon Extension construction team approaches the last intersection for the segmental bridge portion of the roadway. The launching system will be hovering over the intersection of Gandy Boulevard and Lois Avenue next month. The final span will be launched between I-Heart Radio and the U-Haul facility with 744 concrete segments in place.

BLOG – Back to School Traffic

Schools across Tampa Bay resume in-person classes by the end of August and that means more traffic on the roadways. The Selmon Extension 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 and construction workers safe:

  • Avoid distracted driving.
  • Slow down and drive extra cautiously.
  • Don’t load or unload children across the street from the school.
  • Don’t double park; it blocks visibility for other children and vehicles.
  • When flashers are blinking, stop and yield to pedestrians crossing the crosswalk or intersection.
  • Be on the lookout for school zone signals and always obey the speed limits.
  • 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.

Media Alert – Temporary Head to Head Traffic Configuration for Westbound Gandy Boulevard (UPDATED)


Media Alert
August 14, 2020

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

TEMPORARY HEAD TO HEAD TRAFFIC CONFIGURATION FOR WESTBOUND GANDY BOULEVARD

On Tuesday, August 18 and Wednesday, August 19, 2020, the Selmon Extension construction crews will implement a temporary head to head traffic configuration on westbound Gandy Boulevard between Manhattan Avenue and Lois Avenue from 9 pm – 6 am. Drivers will need to use caution when approaching this area.

A PORTION OF GANDY BOULEVARD CLOSED NEXT WEEK FOR BRIDGE DECK CONSTRUCTION

On Thursday, August 20, 2020, crews will close all lanes of traffic from 9 pm – 6 am on Gandy Boulevard between Church Street and the U-Haul facility to pour concrete, weather permitting. Drivers heading eastbound along Gandy Boulevard will need to detour using the nearest side street.

Drivers will need to detour using Bay to Bay Boulevard or Interbay Boulevard to access Westshore Boulevard. The eastbound Gandy Boulevard off-ramp will remain open for travel. Please remember to obey the posted speed limit at 45 miles per hour.

OTHER EXTENSION CONSTRUCTION ALERTS WEEK OF AUGUST 15 – 21, 2020

  • Northbound Westshore Boulevard at the Gandy Boulevard intersection will be a single lane only between 9 pm – 6 am, Monday – Friday. Drivers, please use caution when approaching this area.
  • Modified traffic pattern remains on the south side of Westshore/Gandy intersection. The right-turn and thru-lane share the same lane.
  • Temporary sidewalk closure is in effect along northbound Westshore Boulevard between Infinity Westshore and W. Fielder Street.
  • The median left-turn lane remains temporarily closed in front of the West Gandy Plaza.
  • Sidewalk and crosswalk closure is in effect (between Westshore Office Center and Circle K) along the west side of Westshore Boulevard.
  • A yield sign remains in place at the bottom off-ramp onto westbound Gandy Boulevard from the Expressway.
  • Sidewalk closure remains in place on eastbound Gandy Boulevard between the Dale Mabry Highway interchange and Lois Avenue.
  • Sidewalk closure remains in place on northbound Dale Mabry Highway between the Expressway overpass and the railroad tracks. Pedestrians will need to use crosswalks at Gandy or at Britton Plaza as a detour.

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BLOG – Back to School! Shop Gandy!

It’s been an unpredictable year and whether your kids are going back to classrooms or learning from home they still need school supplies!  Shop Gandy! has you covered from notebooks, pens, backpacks, clothes, and more. Check out the local businesses in the area for more resources: https://shopgandy.com/

Media Alert – A Portion of Gandy Boulevard Closed Next Week for Bridge Deck Construction

Media Alert
August 7, 2020

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

A PORTION OF GANDY BOULEVARD CLOSED NEXT WEEK FOR BRIDGE DECK CONSTRUCTION

On Monday, August 10, 2020, the Selmon Extension construction crews will close all lanes of traffic from 9 pm – 6 am on Gandy Boulevard between Church Street and the U-Haul facility to pour concrete, weather permitting. Driveways of nearby businesses will not be affected and will still be able to maintain access. Drivers heading eastbound along Gandy Boulevard will need to detour using the nearest side street.

The entrance ramp to westbound Gandy Boulevard from the Selmon Expressway will be closed while the eastbound off-ramp will remain open for travel. Drivers will need to detour using Bay to Bay Boulevard or Interbay Boulevard to access Westshore Boulevard. Please remember to obey the posted speed limit at 45 miles per hour.

OTHER EXTENSION CONSTRUCTION ALERTS WEEK OF AUGUST 8 – 14, 2020

  • Northbound Westshore Boulevard at the Gandy Boulevard intersection will be a single lane only between 9 pm – 6 am, Monday – Friday. Drivers, please use caution when approaching this area.
  • An overnight detour will occur at the Manhattan Avenue and Gandy Boulevard intersection for setting segments. The intersection will be open to east/west traffic only, but not north/south traffic. Detour signs are posted.
  • Temporary sidewalk closure will be in effect along eastbound Gandy Boulevard in front of Gandy Animal Hospital and Walgreens. Pedestrians will need to use the posted detour.
  • Modified traffic pattern remains on the south side of Westshore/Gandy intersection. The right-turn and thru-lane share the same lane.
  • Temporary sidewalk closure is in effect along northbound Westshore Boulevard between Infinity Westshore and W. Fielder Street.
  • The median left-turn lane remains temporarily closed in front of the West Gandy Plaza.
  • Sidewalk and crosswalk closure is in effect (between Westshore Office Center and Circle K) along the west side of Westshore Boulevard.
  • A yield sign remains in place at the bottom off-ramp onto westbound Gandy Boulevard from the Expressway.
  • Sidewalk closure remains in place on eastbound Gandy Boulevard between the Dale Mabry Highway interchange and Lois Avenue.
  • Sidewalk closure remains in place on northbound Dale Mabry Highway between the Expressway overpass and the railroad tracks. Pedestrians will need to use crosswalks at Gandy or at Britton Plaza as a detour.

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BLOG – That’s a lot of Concrete!

How much concrete does it take to pour all the east end bridge decks? Tons! Each deck varies in the total number of pours to form the new elevated roadway. It takes the SWE crews nearly 30 separate concrete pours to complete all four bridge decks. This operation is done between 9 pm –  6 am during overnight lane closures. All four decks are scheduled to be complete by the end of August.