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04/28/2022

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Categories: Selmon Greenway

The Selmon Greenway is a pedestrian-friendly, urban green path that runs through downtown Tampa. The Greenway connects several popular neighborhoods of Tampa, including Ybor City, Channelside, and the up-and-coming Water Street with the Riverwalk. With connections to all these parts of Tampa, there are endless things to do while enjoying the Greenway. Water Street is […]

04/01/2022

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Categories: THEA News

In addition to a highway named in his honor, THEA created the Selmon STEM Scholarship Program (S3) to continue Mr. Lee Roy Selmon’s legacy of being a community champion. The S3 Program provides an avenue for engineering students at the University of South Florida Tampa campus, who also are graduates of local high schools, to […]

04/01/2022

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Categories: THEA News

The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) accepts multiple toll payment options. In addition to SunPass, THEA accepts numerous transponders from different states, including E-ZPass, Peach Pass and Quick Pass. Selmon Expressway customers also have a toll-by-plate option. Transponder customers save 36 cents on every Selmon Expressway toll and avoid the $2.50 administrative fee that is […]

03/15/2022

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Categories: Driving Tips

The Reversible Express Lanes (REL), part of the Selmon Expressway, is a unique roadway designed to help ease congestion in the suburban-to-urban corridor in east Tampa. It is the first transportation project in Florida to only use all-electronic tolling and is a first of its kind as an elevated segmental bridge that is reversible and […]

03/15/2022

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Categories: THEA News

Our agency has many efforts in place to ensure that sustainability and the environment are considered and prioritized. Below are a few of the steps we take to be environmentally conscious and put green initiatives in place: All-Electronic Tolling According to the 2022 University of South Florida Center for Urban Transportation Research Economic Contribution of […]

02/28/2022

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Categories: Balsa Wood Bridge Building Competition

The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) announced the winners of this year’s annual Bridge Building Competition at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Engineering. The event took place at USF’s Engineering Expo on Saturday, February 19, 2022. Each year, the event is open to middle and high school students living in Hillsborough, Pinellas, and […]

02/25/2022

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Categories: THEA News

The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) commissioned the University of South Florida’s Center for Urban Transportation (CUTR) to provide insight into the Selmon Expressway’s economic impact through the Expressway’s network of properties. The network of properties studied included the Selmon Expressway, the Meridian Parkway, the Selmon Greenway, and the Brandon Parkway. Since its inception in […]

02/25/2022

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Categories: THEA News

The Reversible Express Lanes (REL), part of the Selmon Expressway network, are a unique system of roads designed to help decrease urban traffic in the Tampa Bay area. It is the first transportation project in Florida to utilize fully electronic tolls (all-electronic tolling), innovations with concrete segmental bridges, and reversible express lanes. When THEA unveiled […]

02/08/2022

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Categories: Vision Zero

THEA plans to make multiple improvements and countermeasures to the South Selmon Expressway area (Himes Avenue to Whiting Street) to improve overall safety and mobility for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists. THEA worked with the City of Tampa to determine the safety and operational needs for this area. As a result, the South Selmon Expressway Project […]

02/02/2022

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Categories: THEA News

The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) has been conducting four Project Development and Environment (PD&E) studies to evaluate the best way that our agency can be a part of improving mobility in the Tampa Bay region and provide transportation solutions to accommodate the population growth. Working with community partners like the City of Tampa, SPP, […]