Selmon Expressway Plans To Extend To Riverview
The Selmon Expressway plans to extend to Riverview. This is great news for so many of us that drive in Hillsborough county on 301, 75 and even 41. The traffic is already so bad during rush hour, but lately, because so many people are moving into the area, it seems like there is so much congestion in and around the area.
Before you get too excited, this is just the planning phase and they are looking at 2040. Yes, 17 years from now. However, the Board of County Commissioners gave the green light for transportation leaders to begin the planning process for the $1.8 billion project. They are also asking for it to be done sooner.
It would extend the Selmon Expressway from U.S. 301 to Big Bend Road. Length of about 10 miles. It would also look at an elevated corridor in the median of U.S. 301. Leaders said extended Selmon would look a lot like Gandy Boulevard. It would include a four-lane toll road with two lanes in each direction. It will be right along Frankie’s Italian Deli.
The plan would first expand the toll road to Bloomingdale Avenue, then Gibsonton Drive and finally all the way south to Big Bend Road in Riverview.
The commissioners unanimously approved a project development and environmental study that will help the Expressway Authority develop a timeline for construction. But first, major work is set to begin in the fall of 2024 to widen the Selmon Expressway from four to six lanes in South Tampa.
Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) said the $1.8 billion project will be funded through toll revenue.
You can read more about the details and see the plan from ABCActionNews.com