REL Slip Ramp Construction

Reversible Express Lanes Additional Access Points

During the research phase of the East Selmon PD&E, THEA found that two new slip ramps would be an opportunity to improve near-term service levels for drivers on the Selmon Expressway. Slips ramps are internal ramps within the Expressway, similar to the ingress/egress from the Expressway to the Reversible Express Lanes (REL). Construction of the East Selmon Slip Ramps will allow drivers to continue on the REL south of downtown Tampa. THEA believes the construction of the new REL Slip ramps will help reduce cut-through traffic in downtown Tampa as well as Bayshore Boulevard. Drivers will begin to see signs and activities in the coming days. Full construction on these two ramps is scheduled to begin the week of January 16, 2022. 

As full construction begins on this initiative, nighttime activities between the hours of 7:00 pm and 6:30 am will start to begin. Construction will begin on the ramp near I-75 and the ramp just past the I-4 connector interchange in the coming days and weeks. Nighttime lane closures will occur throughout this project and the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority will continue to make updates for any major detours or ramp closures. The staff and crews of the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority appreciate everyone's patience during this time. Reversible Express Lanes Additional Access Points Locations of the new slip ramps - one is a new westbound entry ramp accessible to traffic from northbound I-75 and the other is a new westbound exit ramp near the I-4 connector.