TAMPA, Fla. — The Reversible Express Lanes (REL) on the Selmon Expressway resumed their normal operating hours at 6 a.m. on Oct 3., with all traffic moving in the westbound direction from Brandon to the downtown area.
The REL turns eastbound (to Brandon) at 3 p.m. and remains eastbound until 6 a.m. the next day.
Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended toll payments on local roads Tuesday ahead of Hurricane Ian, including the Selmon Expressway, and construction crews picked up barricades and road signs on local roads to help people evacuate.
Tolls will remain suspended until further notice.
"We want the capacity for you to get out of there," said Sue Chrzan, a spokesperson for the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority on Tuesday. "We’re looking to help you get out of there. We are taking away the barrel so that nothing hits you while you’re trying to get out of there."
You can calculate the cost of the tolls on the Selmon Expressway here.