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Selmon Extension is Re-Opening

Tampa, Fla. (March 24, 2022) – The Selmon Extension will be open for the evening rush hour on Thursday, March 24, 2022.

As previously reported, the Expressway Authority closed the Extension after a routine inspection revealed two horizontal wires that had come loose from its anchors. THEA’s team of engineers determined that the repair is a minor one and that it is safe for traffic to be on the structure. The Extension is designed to have maintenance and repairs done inside the roadway with live traffic overhead.

THEA plans to open the roadway after rush hour this morning to be ready for Thursday evening commuters. Crews will remove the barrels blockading the entrances and update the variable message boards to alert drivers that the Extension is open.

THEA would like to express its profound gratitude to the community for its patience. In an abundance of caution, we closed the Selmon Extension to conduct due diligence on what, thankfully, turned out to be a minor issue. We are committed to offering a safer, smarter, and more connected ride to our commuters on both sides of the Bay.

Sue Chrzan, Director of Communications, will be available for interviews at the boat launch parking lot next to the Extension on the west end of Gandy Boulevard from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm on Thursday, March 24, 2022.

Please check THEA’s website for more information at


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