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2023 Press Releases And Alerts
January 2023
Selmon Expressway Temporary Detour on Falkenburg Road

Tampa, Fla. (January 27, 2023) – A temporary detour will be in place at Falkenburg Road to prevent entry on the Lee Roy Selmon. Drivers will be diverted to the 301 entrance and exit ramps. In addition, there will be inside lane closures in both directions for traffic heading to and from I-75. Detours will begin on January 29, 2023, and occur every night through February 9, 2023.

The staff and crews of the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority appreciate everyone's patience during this time. On an ongoing basis, day and nighttime lane closures will occur throughout this project. For more information, learn more about this project at, call 813.272.6740 or email [email protected]‐

THEA Launches Public Survey for Park Ideas

January 4, 2023 (Tampa, Fla.) – The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) is launching a public survey to help determine features that should be included in the design plan for green space underneath the Selmon Expressway at Bay to Bay Boulevard and MacDill Avenue. A few years back, THEA worked with neighborhood associations to activate the space with dog park. However, the agency realized that this area could accommodate more than just a dog park.

Since the South Selmon Capacity Project will take several years, THEA – with the community’s help – is able to design a more robust area and to make it a true community gathering space.

The survey offers voting options for "Flexible Space" and the "Active Space." Flexible spaces are for community-organized events and don't have permanent physical features. For example, a flexible space could support farmer's markets, group fitness classes, food truck events, concerts, and more. In contrast, an active space will be dedicated to physical activity, such as a ball court or a playground. This survey ensures that our community and neighbors are a part of the design process so that we can create a space that welcomes and connects our Tampa residents.

Voting opens today, January 4, 2023, and will close on January 27, 2023, at 11:59 PM. The voting information will be shared with the design-build firm so they can work to incorporate the public's wishes into the design before the commencement of construction of the South Selmon Capacity Project. The public can vote by visiting and following the page prompts. 

In addition to receiving information on the community space options, THEA will construct sound walls along the entire route. Construction to increase the capacity of the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway by one lane in each direction is expected to begin in 2024. The reimagined green space at the Bay to Bay underpass will be completed at the end of the capacity project in 2028.

Media Contact
Sue Chrzan
Communications Director
813-272-6740 ext 130

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