TAMPA, Florida -- Construction continues on the Selmon Expressway Thursday night, Oct. 31 and through the weekend. Below are the detours you need to know about.
** Eastbound Selmon Expressway between 22nd Street (Exit 9) and 50th Street (Exit 11) Thursday and Friday nights. **
Thursday's detour will begin at 8:00 p.m. and Friday's detour will begin at 11:30 p.m. The detours will finish by 5:00 a.m. the following mornings.
EASTBOUND DETOUR: All eastbound traffic will be directed off the Selmon Expressway at 21st/22nd Street (Exit 9), detoured east on State Road 60 (Adamo Drive), then back onto the Expressway using the 50th Street entrance ramp. Tolls will be suspended for exiting the eastbound Selmon at 22nd Street during the detour hours only.
** Westbound Selmon Expressway between 50th Street (Exit 11) and 22nd Street (Exit 9) from 8 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4. **
WESTBOUND DETOUR: Westbound traffic will be directed off the Selmon Expressway at 50th Street (Exit 11), detoured west on SR 60 (Adamo Drive), then back onto the Expressway using the 21st/22nd Street entrance ramp. Tolls will be suspended for entering the westbound Selmon at 22nd Street during detour hours only.
There will be a three-hour period -- 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday -- when traffic will be allowed to pass by Exit 11 to reach 22nd St. (Exit 9).
During these hours, traffic will be directed down the exit ramp, then across 22nd and 21st streets and go up the entrance ramp onto the westbound Selmon Expressway.
Also during this time, travelers can make a right at the bottom of the ramp to access SR 60, I-4 or other point north. These detour adjustments are intended to make it easier for the many people heading to the Tampa Bay Lightning hockey game or other downtown venues.
To also help ease congestion on the local lanes of the Expressway and through the detour route, the Reversible Express Lanes (REL) will be open in the westbound direction from 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday. At 8:30 pm, the REL will then be reversed to normal weekend eastbound travel until 6:00 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4.