Transportation agency releases detailed renderings of Gandy expressway (Video)

The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority on Tuesday released new renderings of two potential designs for its $230 million Selmon Extension project planned above Gandy Boulevard.

The agency had previously released four images of what the expressway could look like. See the new renderings in the photo gallery.

Public voting is open until Friday on the two versions of the project — Estuary and Vivid. Both designs carry expressway traffic on an elevated bridge above Gandy Boulevard, connecting commuters from the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway to the Gandy Bridge.

Differences in the two designs come down to design preference. 

Construction on the 1.9-mile toll lane is scheduled to begin in early 2018 and, it is expected to be operational in late 2020. Early work and a geotechnical survey on the project are underway.

Voting on the designs is open until 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 20. The agency will announce the winning design on Oct. 23. Residents can cast a vote on the Selmon Extension website or by calling 1-855-980-7525.


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