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Selmon Extension Closed

Tampa, Fla. (March 20, 2022) – The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) was completing a routine inspection of the inside of the Selmon Extension. During this inspection, engineers from the THEA team noted one horizontal strand that had come loose from its anchor. As engineers investigated further, they saw that another steel strand in the same location had become loose.

These wires can be maintained and replaced inside the structure with live traffic overhead. However, in an abundance of caution, and because of the unique nature of this structure, the decision has been made to close the Extension until more information is obtained and evaluated.

Barrels and variable message boards are being put in place and will alert drivers that the Extension is closed. Gandy Boulevard and the Selmon Expressway are open to traffic. Only the Extension is closed.

Again, because of the unique nature of the Extension’s design, THEA is being extra cautious as we explore the issue and make recommendations for repairs.

Please continue to check THEA’s website for more information at



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