Project Description

The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) is conducting a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study to evaluate capacity improvements along the eastern section of the Selmon Expressway. The East Selmon PD&E Study limits extend approximately 9 miles from just west of the I4 Connector in Tampa to I-75 near Brandon. Roadway and ramp improvements will be evaluated to address the safety, efficiency, and capacity needs of the Selmon Expressway general lanes and reversible express lanes through the year 2045. It is anticipated that the improvements will primarily be within the existing right-of-way.

Project Location Map

The project location map shows the limits of the East Selmon PD&E study. The project begins just west of the I4 Connector in Tampa and ends at I-75 in unincorporated Hillsborough County, Florida.

Why is the Study Needed?

Reduce Existing<br>Traffic Congestion

Reduce Existing
Traffic Congestion

Improve <br>Travel Times

Improve
Travel Times

Accommodate Future<br> Travel Demand

Accommodate Future
Travel Demand

Improve<br> Safety

Improve
Safety

Enhance Regional<br>  Mobility

Enhance Regional
Mobility

One of the primary goals of this study is to identify solutions to the frequent congestion at entry and exit points along the Selmon Expressway.
Travel time reliability is important to our customers. We are looking at ways to reduce travel times during the morning and evening rush.
Hillsborough County’s population is projected to increase 38% by 2045.
The Study will evaluate strategies to eliminate conflict points and reduce crashes.
Reduced congestion and improved safety coupled with the Selmon Extension Project will enhance east-west mobility for the region.

Study Schedule

The East Selmon PD&E Study began in the spring of 2020 and is anticipated to be completed by the winter of 2023. In addition to the public meeting and public hearing, a continuous community outreach process is integrated into every step of the study to ensure that the corridor residents, businesses, traveling public, and other interested parties can have meaningful participation in the process.