THEA LOVES TAMPA BAY
Preparing for Tampa's Growth
The Lee Roy Selmon Expressway has seen an over 80% increase in traffic over the last decade. And with hundreds of thousands of new residents expected to move to the Tampa Bay region over the coming years, our mobility challenges will only continue to grow.
The THEA Way
We listen and provide solutions that enhance our community and the mobility of our region.
Being a good neighbor is the THEA Way. Much like our neighborhood-first approach to the Selmon Extension project, THEA respects community input and listens to resident concerns. Our commitment to constructing sound walls along the entire portion of the South Selmon Expressway is in response to community input, they were not required by federal guidelines. We are also advertising a $5 million bonus in our RFP for the contractor to install the walls before major construction begins.
Like all THEA projects, the South Selmon Capacity project uses NO TAX DOLLARS. This project will be funded 100% through THEA’s toll revenues and bonds, ensuring that finite taxpayer dollars are reserved for other transportation and community needs. In fact, THEA uses toll revenues to provide many neighborhood enhancements such as underpass beautification, green space preservation, pedestrian trails like the Selmon Greenway, and even an award-winning dog park.
Throughout the project, we will continue to solicit and address community input related to potential construction-related impacts.