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 additional access points/internal ramps within the Expressway; they are the on-ramps and off-ramps from the Selmon Expressway to the Reversible Express Lanes (REL). Construction of the East Selmon slip ramps will allow westbound drivers to enter the Reversible Express Lanes (REL) near I-75, and then exit the REL near IKEA and continue on the local lanes of the Selmon Expressway to destinations further west. This will reduce morning congestion on the westbound Selmon Expressway near I-75, avoid congestion near the I-4 Connector, and reduce backup at the Twiggs Street and REL intersection.
Full construction began in January 2022 and this project is expected to finish in the fall of 2023. Construction for the on-ramp near I-75 and the off-ramp just past the I-4 connector interchange near IKEA has begun. Daytime construction activities as well as other nighttime lane closures are underway. The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority will continue to make updates for any major detours or ramp closures. Thank you for your patience during this time.