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With a focus on the people we serve and the community, THEA’s leadership and commitment to efficiency, innovation, and economic development helped garner awards throughout the fiscal year 2020. Our story has always been one of creating intelligent transportation in the Tampa Bay region. In the last fiscal year, THEA continued its trend of unveiling […]

On April 19, the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) was proud to open our long-anticipated extension of the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway, located above the median of Gandy Boulevard in Tampa.  The Extension offers drivers a choice to either use Gandy Boulevard for local, neighborhood trips or to use the overpass for trips that have […]

The Transportation and Expressway Authority Membership of Florida (TEAMFL) recognized Sue Chrzan, Director of Communications and Public Affairs at the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA), with their most prestigious award, the Bob Hartnett Leadership Award. The award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the transportation industry and communities in the State of […]

The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority Connected Vehicle Pilot (THEA CV Pilot) is a $22 million project jointly funded by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT). The THEA CV Pilot deployed seven connected vehicle applications in collaboration with auto manufacturers: Honda, Hyundai, and Toyota at the American Center for Mobility in Ann Arbor, Michigan at […]

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 […]