THEA Accepts E-ZPass

The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority started accepting E-ZPass, an electronic toll pass that Orlando and other states use. E-ZPass customers will be able to effortlessly commute non-stop on the THEA’s Selmon Expressway in addition to the 125-mile Central Florida Expressway Authority system in the Orlando metro area. This means that E-ZPass holders will not encounter […]

In October, Major Jane Castor announced the City of Tampa’s commitment to Vision Zero. The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) has always been committed to safety for all modes of transportation and is happy to continue helping the City of Tampa reach its Vision Zero goals.  THEA initiated multiple project-specific safety enhancements aiming to reduce […]

The Selmon Extension has a unique design that has never been built in the US. These fins are not just for aesthetics, they help support the bridge deck that enables longer span lengths between pier columns and allow a reduced height cross-section for the precast segments. The elevated bridge is three different bridge types combined. […]

Tampa, April 6, 2021 – Work times are from 7:00 pm through 6:30 am the following morning except where indicated. 4/6-4/8: 7:00 pm – 6:30 am – Striping will be conducted along the Expressway; this will be a mobile operation using a crash truck behind the striping truck. No lane or ramp closures will be […]

Tampa, April 5, 2021 – Work times are from 7:00 pm through 6:30 am the following morning except where indicated. 4/5: 8:00 pm – 5:00 am – Eastbound Mainline and Westbound Mainline at Plant Ave – Short duration lane closures to install rumble strips. This operation is expected to take approximately 3 hours.

The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) is an independent agency of the state that owns, maintains, and operates four facilities within Hillsborough County: the Selmon Expressway, the Brandon Parkway, Meridian Avenue, and the Selmon Greenway. THEA does not use taxpayer dollars to fund its projects. Instead, the agency pays for roadway maintenance and improvements by […]

Can you spot the difference in these photos? The photo on the left is actually a rendering of the Selmon Extension project when we presented it to the public. The photo on the right was taken in early February 2020 of the project at 90% completion. Pretty close, huh? There is one difference that is […]

3/19 – 3/21: 8:00 pm Fri to 5:00 am Mon – EB Mainline and Gantry Area at Plant Ave and EB Entrance Ramp from Plant Ave (detour of mainline and ramp; traffic will be directed to on-ramp at Nebraska Ave). 3/20: 7:00 pm Sat to 6:30 am Sun – WB Exit Ramp to Plant Ave (detour; traffic will be directed to WB Exit Ramp at Willow Ave). 3/25: 12:00 midnight Thur – […]

Spring in Tampa Bay is blooming with fun all along the Selmon Greenway! With the mild temperatures, blue skies, and low humidity, it is easy to understand why March is Florida Bicycle Month. The best way to take advantage of Florida Bicycle Month is to make your weekends a time to find your pedal power! […]

 In 2014, the state of Florida passed legislation giving the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) the ability to offer services in counties contiguous to Hillsborough County, including Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, and Polk Counties. On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, Senator Danny Burgess and Florida House Member Mike Beltran submitted SB 1660/HB 1283, which would rename THEA […]