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 a low-cost option 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 East Selmon Slip Ramps would 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. Construction on these two ramps is scheduled to begin in November 2021. 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.