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The 1.9 mile Selmon Expressway Extension will open to traffic this month

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The Selmon Extension will open for traffic on April 19; the extension is a 1.9 mile transportation option between Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties. The option costs $0.95 each way with SunPass.

What is the Selmon Extension?

It is a planned 1.9-mile toll lane located in the median of Gandy Boulevard, which will allow a choice for local residents and regional travelers: use Gandy Boulevard for local destinations or use the Selmon Extension for a direct connection to the Selmon Expressway or the Gandy Bridge.

“We are excited to announce that the Selmon Extension will open for traffic in the afternoon of April 19th!” wrote Hillsborough Transportation officials in a release.

The Selmon Extension reduces intersection traffic signal wait times (at Westshore Boulevard, Manhattan Boulevard, Lois Avenue and Dale Mabry Highway) which equals reduced congestion and delays for local residents and shoppers.

For those concerned about the impact on businesses along the Gandy corridor, you can rest easy. The extension completes a critical link in a road network that connects businesses, freight, and people throughout Tampa Bay. It also increases visibility on both sides of Gandy for travelers using the extension.

Learn more about the project on the Selmon Extension website.

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