What’s Happening on Meridian Avenue

Meridian Avenue serves as an entrance and exit to the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway’s Reversible Express Lanes (REL) in downtown Tampa while also being a vital corridor for residents in the community. As a toll-free roadway, Meridian Avenue connects travelers to Tampa’s beautiful and culture-filled neighborhoods, giving residents, visitors, and commuters convenient access to downtown […]

We are pleased to announce that the THEA CV Pilot has once again helped launch an innovation that will help improve driving safety. On May 5th, 2022, Yunex Traffic announced its RSU2X is the only connected and autonomous vehicle roadside unit (RSU) available in the U.S. that is tested to communicate with automakers’ 2023 model […]

The Selmon Greenway is a pedestrian-friendly, urban trail 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. Grab a Bite or […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]