Reversible Express Lanes Slip Ramps: Streamlined Commutes, Now Open!
THEA is are thrilled to announce the completion and opening of the East Selmon slip ramps, offering an upgraded commuting experience for Tampa Bay residents.
During the research phase of the East Selmon Project Development and Environment (PD&E) study, we identified an opportunity to improve service levels for drivers on the Selmon Expressway. We're excited to introduce two new slip ramps strategically located to empower westbound drivers. These slip ramps provide convenient access points, allowing you to seamlessly enter the Reversible Express Lanes (REL) near I-75 and exit the REL near IKEA. From there, you can effortlessly continue your journey on the local lanes of the Selmon Expressway, heading towards your western destinations.
The opening of these slip ramps is a significant achievement as it significantly alleviates morning congestion on the westbound Selmon Expressway near I-75, mitigates traffic around the I-4 Connector, and reduces backup at the Twiggs Street and REL intersection. This promises a more efficient commute for Tampa Bay residents.
Construction for the slip ramps began in January 2022 and was completed in the fall of 2023, ahead of schedule. Both the on-ramp near I-75 and the off-ramp just past the I-4 connector interchange near IKEA are now open and operational.
We appreciate your patience during this construction phase, and we're delighted to bring these enhancements to the Tampa Bay region.
At THEA, we're committed to advancing transportation solutions and ensuring an improved daily commute for Tampa Bay residents.