Media Alert: Selmon Expressway Ramps to Temporarily Close for Gandy Boulevard Construction Work

Media Alert
December 6, 2019

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

SELMON EXPRESSWAY RAMPS TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE FOR GANDY BOULEVARD CONSTRUCTION WORK

On Friday, December 6, 2019, Selmon Extension construction crews will temporarily close the Selmon Expressway off-ramp to eastbound Gandy Boulevard as well as the on-ramp to the Expressway at the interchange for construction activity.

Both ramps will close starting at 7 pm. The off-ramp to westbound Gandy and the on-ramp along Dale Mabry Highway behind Target will remain open during this time.

Please remember the posted construction speed limit is 45 miles per hour. Speed enforcement will be in place in the signed construction zones.

OTHER SELMON EXTENSION CONSTRUCTION ALERTS WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-13, 2019

  • Median left-turn lane 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. Pedestrians will need to utilize the posted detour.
  • Westshore/Gandy Boulevard intersection; Northside: underground storm drainage work Southside: temporary lane configuration at the intersection.
  • Drivers should reduce speed while approaching the bottom off-ramp onto westbound Gandy Boulevard from the Expressway, a yield sign is in place.
  • The short merge still exists on eastbound Gandy between the CSX railroad tracks and Dale Mabry Highway at the entrance to the Selmon Expressway.
  • Sidewalk closure along eastbound Gandy Boulevard between the Dale Mabry Highway interchange and Lois Avenue.
  • Sidewalk closure on northbound Dale Mabry Highway between the Expressway overpass and the railroad tracks. Pedestrians walking on Dale Mabry will need to use the sidewalk on the west side of Dale Mabry.

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Media Alert – Selmon Expressway Off-Ramp to Temporarily Close for Gandy Boulevard Detour

Media Alert
December 5, 2019

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

SELMON EXPRESSWAY OFF-RAMP TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE FOR GANDY BOULEVARD DETOUR

On Thursday, December 5 and Friday, December 6, 2019, Selmon Extension construction crews will temporarily close eastbound Gandy Boulevard between Dale Mabry Highway and Church Street for construction activity from 9 pm – 6 am.

The Selmon Expressway off-ramp to eastbound Gandy will close starting at 7 pm on both nights.  The off-ramp to westbound Gandy and the Expressway on-ramp along Dale Mabry Highway behind Target will remain open during this time.

Please remember the posted construction speed limit is 45 miles per hour. Speed enforcement will be in place in the signed construction zones.

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Media Alert – Selmon Expressway Off-Ramp to Temporarily Close for Gandy Boulevard Detour


Media Alert
December 3, 2019

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

SELMON EXPRESSWAY OFF-RAMP TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE FOR GANDY BOULEVARD DETOUR

 On Tuesday, December 3, 2019, Selmon Extension construction crews will temporarily close eastbound Gandy Boulevard between Dale Mabry Highway and Church Street for construction activity from 9 pm – 6 am.

The Selmon Expressway off-ramp to eastbound Gandy will close starting at 7 pm and reopen at 6 am. Travelers will detour using Dale Mabry or Bay to Bay Boulevard. The off-ramp to westbound Gandy will remain open during this time.

Please remember the posted construction speed limit is 45 miles per hour. Speed enforcement will be in place in the signed construction zones.

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Media Alert – Lane Closure Diversion Scheduled Along Gandy Boulevard

Media Alert
November 25, 2019

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

LANE CLOSURE DIVERSION SCHEDULED ALONG GANDY BOULEVARD FOR CONSTRUCTION WORK

On Monday, November 25 and Tuesday, November 26, 2019, construction crews will temporarily close one lane in each direction on Gandy Boulevard between Dale Mabry Highway and Church Street for construction activity from 9 pm – 6 am.

The Selmon off-ramp to eastbound Gandy Boulevard will close at 7 pm. Drivers can detour using Bay to Bay Boulevard or Dale Mabry Highway. The entrance ramp to westbound Gandy will remain open for travel (outside lane only). Drivers will need to use caution while driving in this area. Please follow the posted signs for the temporary lane conversion.

Please remember the posted construction speed limit is 45 miles per hour. Speed enforcement will be in place in the signed construction zones.

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Media Alert – Active Detour Remains in Place On Westshore Boulevard For Segment Erection Operation

 

Media Alert
November 22, 2019

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

ACTIVE DETOUR REMAINS IN PLACE ON WESTSHORE BOULEVARD FOR SEGMENT ERECTION OPERATION

Selmon Extension construction crews temporarily shut down the intersection at Westshore and Gandy Boulevard for construction testing on the segment erection operation. As a reminder, drivers going north or south on Westshore must take a right-turn onto Gandy Boulevard. Once on Gandy Boulevard, drivers can take the nearest U-Turn opportunity.  The intersection will be open to east/west traffic, but not north/south traffic. Detour signs are posted.

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Media Alert: Temporary Shut Down on the Selmon Extension Project Next Week for Thanksgiving Day Holiday Weekend

Media Alert
November 22, 2019

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

TEMPORARY SHUT DOWN ON THE SELMON EXTENSION NEXT WEEK FOR THANKSGIVING DAY HOLIDAY WEEKEND

The Selmon Extension construction team will suspend all construction activity through the Thanksgiving Day weekend. Contractors will stop all road construction Wednesday, November 27, 2019, and resume the following Monday, December 2, 2019. While all lane closure activity will be stopped, some workers may be on-site in the construction zones, and reduced speed limits will still be in effect. Motorists are urged to obey all posted speed limits, especially in work zones.

As a reminder, the railroad crossing lights and gates have been temporarily removed on Gandy Boulevard, west of Dale Mabry Highway. Please use caution while driving in this area due to the potential of an oncoming train. New lights and gates will be installed following the completion of the steel tub girder operation.

OTHER SELMON EXTENSION CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY ALERTS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 24-30, 2019

  • Median left-turn lane 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. Pedestrians will need to utilize the posted detour.
  • Westshore/Gandy Boulevard intersection; Northside: underground storm drainage work Southside: temporary lane configuration at the intersection.
  • Drivers should reduce speed while approaching the bottom off-ramp onto westbound Gandy Boulevard from the Expressway, a yield sign is in place.
  • The short merge still exists on eastbound Gandy between the CSX railroad tracks and Dale Mabry Highway at the entrance to the Selmon Expressway.
  • Sidewalk closure along eastbound Gandy Boulevard between the Dale Mabry Highway interchange and Lois Avenue.
  • Sidewalk closure on northbound Dale Mabry Highway between the Expressway overpass and the railroad tracks. Pedestrians walking on Dale Mabry will need to use the sidewalk on the west side of Dale Mabry.

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Media Alert – Selmon Expressway Ramps to Temporarily Close for Gandy Boulevard Detour / Westshore Intersection Detour Continues for Construction Work

Media Alert
November 21, 2019

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

SELMON EXPRESSWAY RAMPS TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE FOR GANDY BOULEVARD DETOUR / WESTSHORE INTERSECTION DETOUR CONTINUES FOR CONSTRUCTION WORK

On Thursday, November 21, 2019, crews will temporarily close both directions of Gandy Boulevard between Dale Mabry Highway and Church Street for construction activity from 9 pm – 6 am.

Both off-ramps from Selmon Expressway to Gandy will also close starting at 7 pm and re-open at 6 am. Travelers will detour using Dale Mabry or Bay to Bay Boulevard.

Also, the detour on the west end of Gandy Boulevard continues tonight. Crews will temporarily close the intersection at Westshore and Gandy Boulevard to set bridge segments between 9 pm – 6 am.

Drivers going north or south on Westshore must take a right-turn onto Gandy Boulevard. Once on Gandy Boulevard, drivers can take the nearest U-Turn opportunity.  The intersection will be open to east/west traffic, but not north/south traffic. Detour signs are posted.

Please remember the posted construction speed limit is 45 miles per hour. Speed enforcement will be in place in the signed construction zones.

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Media Alert: Reminder: Active Detour Remains in Place on Westshore Boulevard for Segment Erection Operation

Media Alert
November 15, 2019

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

REMINDER: ACTIVE DETOUR REMAINS IN PLACE ON WESTSHORE BOULEVARD FOR SEGMENT ERECTION OPERATION

From 9 pm – 6 am, drivers going north or south on Westshore must take a right-turn onto Gandy Boulevard. Once on Gandy Boulevard, drivers can take the nearest U-Turn opportunity.  The intersection will be open to east/west traffic, but not north/south traffic. Detour signs are posted.

OTHER SELMON EXTENSION CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY ALERTS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 17-22, 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.
  • Westshore/Gandy Boulevard intersection; Northside: Night drainage work, Southside: temporary lane configuration at the intersection.
  • Drivers should reduce speed while approaching the bottom off-ramp onto westbound Gandy Boulevard from the Expressway, a yield sign is in place.
  • The short merge still exists on eastbound Gandy between the CSX railroad tracks and Dale Mabry Highway at the entrance to the Selmon Expressway.
  • 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 westbound Gandy Boulevard during the hours of 6 am – 9 pm when an implemented detour is in effect.
  • Sidewalk closure on northbound Dale Mabry Highway between the Expressway overpass and the railroad tracks. Pedestrians walking on Dale Mabry will need to use the sidewalk on the west side of Dale Mabry.

Please remember to obey the posted construction speed limit at 45 miles per hour. Speed enforcement will be in place in the signed construction zones.

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Media Alert – Nightly Detours Scheduled This Week on Gandy and Westshore Boulevard for Construction Activity

Media Alert
November 12, 2019

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

DETOURS SCHEDULED THIS WEEK ON GANDY AND WESTSHORE BOULEVARD FOR CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY

Tuesday, November 12 through Thursday, November 14, 2019, there will be nightly detours on the east and west ends of Gandy Boulevard between.

Gandy Boulevard between Dale Mabry Highway and Church Street will be closed in both directions for steel beam erection operation between 9 pm and 6am. Both off-ramps from Selmon Expressway to Gandy will be closed starting at 7 pm. Travelers will detour using Dale Mabry Highway or Bay to Bay Boulevard.

In addition, crews will temporarily close the intersection at Westshore and Gandy Boulevard to set bridge segments between 9 pm -6 am.

Drivers going north or south on Westshore must take a right-turn onto Gandy Boulevard. Once on Gandy Boulevard, drivers can take the nearest U-Turn opportunity.  The intersection will be open to east/west traffic, but not north/south traffic. Detour signs will be posted.

Please remember 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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The holiday season is almost here! If you’re looking for some gift ideas be sure to check out some local businesses along the project corridor. Pick up a gift card to anyone of the many retailers along Gandy Boulevard. Too tired to cook? Stop by locally owned or national chain restaurants for good food close to home. There are even some stores open 24 hours on Gandy for your last-minute gift needs! When you Shop Gandy, you support local businesses and nurture a sense of community. For every $100 you spend at a local retailer, $68 is re-invested into the community. Click here for a complete list of businesses.

 

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