BLOG – Finbacks Update

There are only three finbacks left to complete. The first fin was constructed last summer. All 27 finbacks will be painted blue and white and have aesthetic lighting. The public voted and selected the Estuary pier design for the bridge prior to construction. Not only are the fins nice to look at but they also provide additional strength in the bridge to allow longer span lengths between pier supports.

Media Alert – Selmon Extension Project Temporarily Shuts Down For Thanksgiving Holiday

Media Alert
November 20, 2020

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

SELMON EXTENSION PROJECT TEMPORARILY SHUTS DOWN FOR THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

Beginning on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, at 6 am, the Selmon Extension crews will temporarily stop construction for the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Work will resume on Monday, November 30, 2020. While there will be no lane closures, some workers will be on-site in the construction zones. Reduced speed limits in this area will remain in effect. Motorists are urged to obey the posted 45 miles per hour speed limit and do not text and drive. Happy Holidays!

OTHER EXTENSION CONSTRUCTION ALERTS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 21 – 27, 2020

  • Modified traffic pattern remains on the south side of the Westshore/Gandy intersection. The right-turn and thru-lane share the same lane.
  • Crosswalk closure 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.

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BLOG – The Final Stretch

Selmon Extension crews are progressing towards the final set of the remaining concrete segments. Once the final segment is placed and post-tensioned, it will connect to the east end bridge deck to form the elevated roadway. Crews are working to complete the bridge portion on the bridge early December, weather permitting. The new roadway will not open to the public until next summer.

BLOG – Thanksgiving Holiday Shutdown

Next week is the Thanksgiving Day holiday and that means no construction activity on the Selmon Extension project. The team will temporarily suspend all construction starting Wednesday, November 25, 2020, at 6 am and resume the following Monday, November 30, 2020. 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 always, texting while driving is illegal.

Media Alert – Selmon Extension Construction Alerts Week of November 14 – 20, 2020

Media Alert
November 13, 2020

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

SELMON EXTENSION CONSTRUCTION ALERTS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 14 – 20, 2020

  • Modified traffic pattern remains on the south side of Westshore/Gandy intersection. The right-turn and thru-lane share the same lane.
  • Crosswalk closure 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.

We want to remind motorists that the posted construction speed limit is 45 miles per hour.

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Media Alert: Selmon Extension Work Temporarily Suspended as Team Braces for Tropical Storm ETA


Media Alert
November 11, 2020

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

SELMON EXTENSION WORK TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED AS TEAM BRACES FOR TROPICAL STORM ETA

Effectively immediately, all construction work on the Selmon Extension project has been temporarily suspended until further notice. All crews will secure the construction equipment in preparation for the strong force winds anticipated from Tropical Storm ETA. Everyone should please use caution while driving through the construction zone during and after the storm. Be prepared for the need to take alternate routes of travel due to rain and winds that may have affected the area. Also, use caution when approaching ponding water as the depth may be unknown.

You can visit your county website for information on shelters, evacuation routes, storm tracking, and more. Stay safe everyone!

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BLOG – Railroad Work Scheduled on Dale Mabry Highway

The Florida Department of Transportation and CSX will be making repairs to the railroad crossing on Dale Mabry Highway, just north of Gandy Boulevard. According to FDOT, crews are scheduled to temporarily shut down the road on December 4-5, 2020. A detour route will be in place during this time. We will pass any further updated information along to the public as it becomes available from the department. This work is not a part of the Selmon West Extension project.

Media Alert – Median Left-Turn Lane on Gandy Boulevard Scheduled for Temporary Closure

Media Alert
November 9, 2020

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

MEDIAN LEFT-TURN LANE ON GANDY BOULEVARD SCHEDULED FOR TEMPORARY CLOSURE

 Beginning on Monday, November 9, 2020, at 9 pm, the Selmon Extension team will temporarily close the median left-turn lane (across from Mr. and Mrs. Crab) into the shopping plaza located at 4411 W. Gandy Boulevard for median construction work. The closure will last three days, weather permitting. Drivers traveling eastbound on Gandy Boulevard can make a U-turn at the Manhattan Avenue intersection. The entrance to the plaza next to Applebee’s will remain open during this time.

We want to remind motorists that the posted construction speed limit is 45 miles per hour.

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Media Alert – Selmon Extension Construction Alerts Week of November 7-13, 2020

Media Alert
November 6, 2020

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

SELMON EXTENSION CONSTRUCTION ALERTS WEEK OF NOVEMBER 7- 13, 2020

  • Modified traffic pattern remains on the south side of Westshore/Gandy intersection. The right-turn and thru-lane share the same lane.
  • Crosswalk closure 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.

We want to remind motorists that the posted construction speed limit is 45 miles per hour.

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BLOG – Let’s Paint the Bridge!

More piers are getting a new coat of paint! Extension crews are painting multiple structures throughout project limits. All the piers from the west moving towards Manhattan should be completely painted by Christmas. Up top, crews have resumed painting the finbacks, the drainage covers, and the steel tubs on the east end.