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‘THEA News’ Category

03/28/2021

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Categories: THEA News

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 […]

03/27/2021

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Categories: THEA News

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 […]

03/10/2021

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Categories: THEA News

 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 […]

03/01/2021

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Categories: THEA News, Traffic Alert

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 […]

02/22/2021

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Categories: Connected Vehicles, THEA CV Program, THEA News

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 […]

02/22/2021

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Categories: THEA Cares, THEA News

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 […]

02/20/2021

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Categories: THEA News

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 […]

02/15/2021

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Categories: THEA News

Tampa Bay is a densely populated metropolitan area with 3.1 million people, second only in the state to Miami, with a population of more than 4 million people. With low unemployment rates, a stable per capita median income, a world-class airport, and prominent business, education, technology, and health corridors, Tampa Bay is an attractive metropolitan […]

02/02/2021

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Categories: THEA News

9 SEASONS 78.5 SACKS 380 QB PRESSURES 28.5 FORCED FUMBLES 6 PRO BOWLS With all eyes on the Buccaneers this week for the Super Bowl, we share a nod back to one of their most legendary players, Lee Roy Selmon. Lee Roy Selmon was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ first overall pick in the 1976 draft. […]