THEA Landscapes: Morrison Gateway

As your local tolling agency, we are financed solely on revenue bonds supported by user tolls, using no tax funding. We invest back into the communities we serve and are an agency that works with community leaders to enhance our neighborhoods. Not only do we invest in innovation that makes the roads we drive safer and spearhead projects to connect communities, but we also activate spaces near the Selmon Expressway underpasses with our Community Enhancement Program.

The latest project in our Community Enhancement Program to be unveiled is the Morrison Gateway. We listened and worked with the Neighborhood Association to enhance the underpass along Morrison Avenue so that it was greener, more appealing, and became a friendlier path for walking.

Our team of designers met with the Neighborhood Association and crafted a plan that included landscape design, a brick entryway on both sides of the road with pineapple tops, and a welcoming sign. We love the way it turned out and were so pleased with the neighborhood feedback.


To be considered for the THEA Community Enhancement Project:

  1. A Neighborhood Association decides on a project and a point of contact
  2. Neighborhood Association decides on how they will partner with THEA
  3. Association submits project details to THEA with a $600 (fully refundable) fee
  4. THEA and the Neighborhood Association meet to discuss needs and plan
  5. THEA determines which fiscal year the project’s budget fits into.

A few of our other Community Enhancement Projects include the Swann Avenue Underpass, Frames on Franklin, Agua Luces, Brandon Tower Public Art, Deputy John Kotfila Memorial Dog Park, Tampa Play Nice Mural, Selmon Statue at the Lee Roy Selmon Pocket Park.