How THEA Funds Projects

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 […]

Tampa, March 1, 2021 – Work times are from 7:00 pm through 6:30 am the following morning except where indicated (i.e., 3/5 through 3/7). 3/1 – NO WORK 3/2 – 3/3: 7:00 pm – 6:30 am – Ramp closures at Eastbound Willow Ave Exit Ramp, Westbound Plant Ave Exit Ramp for traffic signal loop replacement, and Westbound Bay […]

Since 2015, THEA has been working with the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) to integrate Connected Vehicle concepts into effective roadside elements, enhancing operational transportation capabilities. To date, the alerts have warned 14 wrong-way drivers on the REL ramp, helped drivers avoid 9 potential trolley crashes, and gave approximately 1,500-speed advisories a month on […]

The Tampa Bay region continues to expand with an influx of new residents in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. In 2020, Tampa Bay gained about 47,000 new people, marking this as a year that attracted one of the highest amounts of new residents gained in any year in the last decade. THEA is preparing […]

The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority was established by the Florida Legislature in 1963 as a transportation option to bring roadway infrastructure projects online sooner without using public funding. Since then the agency has committed to the progress and future of the Tampa Bay region by providing regional connectivity to residents and visitors. In 2015, THEA […]