Media Alert: FDOT: Full Closure Scheduled on Howard Frankland Bridge This Weekend


Media Alert
January 15, 2021

Contact Information:
Kym Graves, Project Information Officer
[email protected]
813-613-2306

 FDOT: FULL CLOSURE SCHEDULED ON HOWARD FRANKLAND BRIDGE THIS WEEKEND

Beginning on Saturday, January 16, 2021, the Florida Department of Transportation will close all I-275 travel lanes on the Howard Frankland Bridge from 8 pm until noon Sunday, January 17, 2021, weather permitting.

Electronic message boards and temporary signage will assist I-275 northbound and southbound motorists traveling around this closure via the posted detour route using Roosevelt Boulevard, Gandy Boulevard, and Dale Mabry Highway.

Other roadways (Roosevelt Boulevard, Bayside Bridge, Courtney Campbell Causeway, and Memorial Highway) will remain accessible and may provide an alternate route if needed.

This closure is necessary for crews to remove the 4th Street North (SR 687) bridge over I-275 as part of the Gateway Expressway project.

SELMON EXTENSION CONSTRUCTION ALERTS WEEK OF JANUARY 16 – 22, 2021

  • Intermittent lane closures in effect north of Westshore/Gandy Boulevard intersection through mid-February between 8 pm – 6 am.
  • Crosswalk closure still 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 – All Fin-ished! (Finbacks)

All done! Not to be confused with the rest of the project 😊, Selmon Extension crews suceesfully completed constructing all 27 finbacks. The next step is painting the remaining fins the same blue and white color scheme as the pier columns. The structures provide additional strength in the bridge to allow longer span lengths between pier supports. Now, the remaining temporary support towers can be removed below and the median reconstruction can move forward towards completion.

Media Alert – FDOT: Full Closure Scheduled On Howard Frankland Bridge Next Weekend

Media Alert
January 8, 2021

Contact Information:
Kym Graves, Project Information Officer
[email protected]
813-613-2306

 FDOT: FULL CLOSURE SCHEDULED ON HOWARD FRANKLAND BRIDGE NEXT WEEKEND

Beginning on Saturday, January 16, 2021, the Florida Department of Transportation will close all I-275 travel lanes on the Howard Frankland Bridge from 8 pm until noon Sunday, January 17, 2021, weather permitting.

Electronic message boards and temporary signage will assist I-275 northbound and southbound motorists traveling around this closure via the posted detour route using Roosevelt Boulevard, Gandy Boulevard, and Dale Mabry Highway.

Other roadways (Roosevelt Boulevard, Bayside Bridge, Courtney Campbell Causeway, and Memorial Highway) will remain accessible and may provide an alternate route if needed.

This closure is necessary for crews to remove the 4th Street North (SR 687) bridge over I-275 as part of the Gateway Expressway project.

SELMON EXTENSION CONSTRUCTION ALERTS WEEK OF JANUARY 9 -15, 2021

  • Intermittent lane closures in effect north of Westshore/Gandy Boulevard intersection through mid-February between 8 pm – 6 am.
  • Crosswalk closure still 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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Media Alert – Intermittent Lane Closures Scheduled North of Westshore/Gandy Boulevard Intersection for Roadway Work

Media Alert
January 4, 2021

Contact Information:
Kym Graves, Project Information Officer
[email protected]
813-613-2306

INTERMITTENT LANE CLOSURES SCHEDULED NORTH OF WESTSHORE/GANDY BOULEVARD INTERSECTION FOR ROADWAY WORK

Beginning on Monday, January 4, 2021, from 8 pm – 6 am, Selmon Extension construction crews will implement temporary intermittent lane closures between Westshore/Gandy Boulevard intersection and W. Fielder Street for roadway work. This work is scheduled to occur through mid-February.

All businesses will maintain their access at all times during this operation. Motorists should use caution when approaching this area.

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Media Alert – Selmon Extension Temporarily Halts Construction over the Holiday Break

Media Alert
December 18, 2020

Contact Information:
Kym Graves, Project Information Officer
[email protected] 
813-613-2306

SELMON EXTENSION TEMPORARILY HALTS CONSTRUCTION OVER THE HOLIDAY BREAK

Beginning on Thursday, December 24, 2020, at 6 am, the Selmon Extension crews will temporarily stop construction for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Work will resume on Sunday night, January 3, 2021. 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.

OTHER EXTENSION CONSTRUCTION ALERTS WEEK OF DECEMBER 19, 2020 – JANUARY 2, 2021

  • 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 still 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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Media Alert – Lane Closure Scheduled Next Week for Woodie’s Wash Shack Construction Work

Media Alert
December 18, 2020

Contact Information:
Kym Graves, Project Information Officer
[email protected] 
813-613-2306

LANE CLOSURE SCHEDULED NEXT WEEK FOR WOODIES’S WASH SHACK CONSTRUCTION WORK

Beginning on Monday, December 21, 2020, and Wednesday, December 23, 2020, from 9 am – 3:30 pm, crews for the Woodie’s Wash Shack will implement an outside lane closure on westbound Gandy Boulevard between Manhattan Avenue and Westshore Boulevard for driveway restoration work. All motorists will need to use caution while traveling in this area.

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BLOG – Finbacks (Update)

The end is near for the construction on the finbacks with only two left to complete. Once all 27 are constructed crews will continue painting and adding aesthetic lighting. They will have the same design as the piers in which was voted and selected by the public in 2018. The fins provide additional strength in the bridge to allow longer span lengths between pier supports. The last finback should be completed in early January.

Media Alert – Lane Closure Scheduled on Dale Mabry Highway for Tree Delivery

Media Alert
December 11, 2020

Contact Information:
Kym Graves, Project Information Officer
[email protected] 
813-613-2306

LANE CLOSURE SCHEDULED ON DALE MABRY HIGHWAY FOR TREE DELIVERY

On Tuesday, December 15, 2020, Selmon Extension crews will temporarily shut down the right lane on southbound Dale Mabry Highway between Gandy Boulevard and Lighthouse Bay Apartments to unload trees for the project. The lane will be temporarily closed between 9 am and 3 pm. Drivers should use caution when approaching this area.

OTHER EXTENSION CONSTRUCTION ALERTS WEEK OF DECEMBER 12 – 18, 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 still 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 – Landscaping Efforts (Update)

         

Landscaping crews continue planting more trees around the ponds and reinstalling the curb near the interchange. Once the curb work is complete, crews will come in and start setting the brick pavers in the median. Painters are also moving east, painting the pier columns, the ramps, and the finbacks up top.