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Gandy Park South Closure

Tampa, FL October 6 2017
Beginning October 6th, we will be closing the Gandy Park South on the Southside of Gandy Boulevard and the Al Palonis Park on the north side of Gandy Boulevard for the duration of the Selmon Extension construction. The Gandy Boat ramp will remain open. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
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Gandy Blvd. Drivers, Businesses and Residents Alert

Contact Information

Mellisa McColley
Public Information Officer
813-613- 2306

Tampa, FL September 28, 2017 - Preliminary Geotechnical Investigation in preparation for the Selmon Extension Monday, October 2, 2017 through Sunday, October 22, 2017 workers will be performing preliminary geotechnical work with a small drilling crew on Gandy Boulevard at Culbreath Key Way, between S. Trask St. and Hesperides St., between S. Manhattan Ave. and S. Clarke Ave. and at S. Church St. in preparation for the Selmon Extension project. Work will be performed

from 6 am until 9 pm. All lanes on Gandy Boulevard will remain open during day time operations. Work will also be performed from 9 pm until 6 am with lane closures in these areas.

Please be careful of our workers and drive safely through work zones.
For more information, call 813.613.2306 or email Mellisa@SelmonExtension.com


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Tolls Return Thursday Morning

FORT LAUDERDALE- Tolls on a vast majority of Florida's Turnpike system, all Florida Dept of Transportation roads and bridges, and all regional toll facilities throughout the state will be reinstated this Thursday, September 21st at 12:01 a.m. Tolls were suspended on Tuesday, September 5th to help facilitate Hurricane Irma evacuation and relief activities.

Tolls will remain suspended on the Homestead Extension of Florida's Turnpike south of interchange with S.R. 874 (Mile Post 0-17) to resist Monroe County residents with recovery efforts.


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Selmon Expressway Reversible Express Lane (REL) Hours Hurricane Irma

TAMPA – September 7, 2017 – In preparation for Hurricane Irma, the REL will be open eastbound from today until Tuesday, September 12th.

Because of the preparation work to secure the gates on the ramps to the REL, the morning opening is expected to be delayed, perhaps up to an hour.  Drivers are urged to check the THEA home page, www.tampa-xway.com to an up-to-the-minute status on the direction of the REL.

Again, the REL will NOT open westbound on Friday, September 8th or Monday, September 11th.

The Expressway Authority’s offices and walk-in toll collection center will be closed Friday, September 8 until Tuesday, September 12.


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Governor Scott Directing the Suspension of all Tolls Across Florida

September 5, 2017 (TAMPA, Fla.) – Today, Governor Rick Scott directed the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to suspend tolls across the entire State of Florida in preparation for Hurricane Irma. By suspending all tolls, Floridians and visitors will more easily be able to prepare for any potential storm impacts, access important hurricane supplies, and quickly and safely evacuate when necessary.

Governor Scott said, “In preparation for the potential impacts of Hurricane Irma, I have directed the Florida Department of Transportation to suspend all tolls across the State of Florida to keep traffic flowing. They will be suspended for the duration of the storm’s impacts to Florida. Ensuring the safety of Florida families and visitors is our top priority and suspending tolls statewide will help people quickly evacuate and make it easier for all Floridians to access important hurricane supplies to ensure they are fully prepared. FDOT has been in constant contact with local districts and stands ready to provide traffic assistance alongside the Florida Highway Patrol and their law enforcement partners. We are continuing to closely monitor the developments of Hurricane Irma and will continue to take aggressive action to keep our state safe.”


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DRIVER ALERT! Geotechnical Investigation and Boring in preparation for the Selmon Extension.

September 1, 2017 - DRIVER ALERT! Geotechnical investigation and boring are being done on Gandy Boulevard in preparation for the Selmon Extension.

From Wednesday, September 6th through Friday, September 8th you will see workers on the shoulders and medians of Gandy Boulevard west of Bridge Street from 7:00 am until 6:00 pm.

All lanes on Gandy Boulevard will remain open. Please be careful of our workers and drive safely through work zones!

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Adding funds to your SunPass® account just got easier: SunPass Cash Reload program is now available at 7-Eleven convenience stores throughout Florida

August 29, 2017 - Fort Lauderdale — Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (FTE) customers now have even more opportunities to conveniently add cash to their SunPass accounts. Through a partnership with 7-Eleven, FTE has expanded the SunPass Cash Reload program to nearly 6,500 replenishment locations.

In order to use the SunPass Reload Card, first pick up a Reload Card from the display rack at 7-Eleven or other reload locations. Easy to follow instructions are on the front and back of the card. Customers are required to activate/register the SunPass Reload card, associating the card to the SunPass transponder account; then load funds (between $10 - $500) onto the SunPass Reload card with a cashier. Customers can add funds to their SunPass accounts using cash or a credit card. Funds are loaded to the customer’s account in real time. A convenience fee of $1.50 is applied for all load/reload transactions. Checking the account balance is free. Simply call the phone number provided on the card.

The SunPass Reload card is reusable and does not expire. To reuse the card, customers present the same SunPass Reload card at the register along with payment. Cashiers will process the sale and funds are immediately loaded to customer’s account. SunPass Reload Cards are available and displayed on the gift card racks in CVS, Walgreens, Sunoco, Speedway and Murphy Oil stores.

SunPass transponders are also available for purchase at thousands of retail locations including Publix, CVS Pharmacy, Walgreens, Navarro Discount Pharmacies, Sedano’s Supermarkets, Amscot, all AAA locations in Florida, Florida Welcome Centers, all Turnpike service plaza gift shops and Shell convenience stores. You can also purchase a transponder at www.SunPass.com or by calling 1-888-TOLL-FLA (865-5352).

SunPass customers always pay the lowest toll rate available. Use your SunPass® transponder on all toll roads and most bridges throughout Florida. SunPass® is now accepted in Georgia and North Carolina with more states coming soon.

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Selmon Expressway Reversible Express Lanes Labor Day Schedule

August 22, 2017 - Tampa, Fla.- The Selmon Expressway Reversible Express Lanes (REL) will open eastbound from 1 p.m. Friday, September 1st and remain heading eastbound until Tuesday, September 5th at 6 a.m. At that time the REL will open westbound and then resume normal operations.

Motorists are advised that the reversible lane hours are subject to change without notice for maintenance and construction work.

For more information, call 813.272.6740 or email info@tampa-xway.com

Media Alert

Selmon Expressway Pressure Wash Continues

August 22, 2017 - Tampa, Fla.- The parking lot under the Selmon Expressway on the south side of Bay to Bay Boulevard bordered by Santiago and MacDill Avenue will be closed from Monday, August 28th through Wednesday, September 6th to pressure wash under the Selmon Expressway.

The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority thanks you for your patience. We regret any inconvenience.

For more information, call 813.272.6740 or email info@tampa-xway.com.

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