Westbound Selmon Expressway closed this weekend

Expect a detour into downtown Tampa

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Traffic is scheduled to be detoured off the westbound Selmon Expressway between 50th Street (Exit 11) and 22nd Street (Exit 9) from 8:00 p.m. Friday (November 1) to 5:00 a.m. Monday (November 4), according to the Florida Department of Transportation.

WESTBOUND DETOUR: Westbound traffic will be directed off the Selmon Expressway at 50th Street (Exit 11), detoured west on SR 60 (Adamo Drive), then back onto the Expressway using the 21st/22nd Street entrance ramp. Tolls will be suspended for entering the westbound Selmon at 22nd Street during detour hours only.

There will be a 3-hour period (5-8 p.m. on Saturday) when traffic will be allowed to pass by Exit 11 to reach 22nd St. (Exit 9). During these hours, traffic will be directed down the exit ramp, then across 22nd and 21st streets and go up the entrance ramp onto the westbound Selmon Expressway. Also during this time, travelers can make a right at the bottom of the ramp to access SR 60, I-4 or other point north. These detour adjustments are intended to make it easier for the many people heading to the Tampa Bay Lightning hockey game or other downtown venues.

To also help ease congestion on the local lanes of the Expressway and through the detour route, the Reversible Express Lanes (REL) will be open in the westbound direction from 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday. At 8:30 pm, the REL will then be reversed to normal weekend eastbound travel until 6:00 a.m. Monday, November 4.

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