Media Alert January 18, 2019 Contact Information: Kym Graves, Project Information Officer [email protected] 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 18 and Saturday, January 19 or 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 18 – JANUARY 25, 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. This lane configuration will remain in place during the construction of the Selmon Extension’s new ramps. 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 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, with the exception for the Gasparilla event dates listed above.