THEA completed the South Selmon Safety Project in 2021 to enhance driver safety by constructing a concrete barrier wall in the median of the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway between Hillsborough River and Himes Avenue.
The barrier wall between the eastbound and westbound traffic now prevents deadly crossover accidents. According to the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA), median barriers are effective in reducing fatal crashes and serious injury crashes caused by crossover accidents.
In addition to the wall, THEA paved the shoulders along the median to create a safe location for vehicles to pull over and await assistance. This will help us keep our Road Rangers and First Responders safe as they help motorists.