TAMPA, Fla. — Gandy Boulevard is fully reopened Thursday morning after it was closed Tuesday afternoon following a fuel leak from an overturned semi.
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) milled and resurfaced Gandy Blvd. from West Shore Blvd. to Bridge St. The asphalt absorbed the aviation fuel which weakened and deteriorated the roadway.
FDOT said on Wednesday it hoped to get all operations complete by late Wednesday night and have all lanes opened by tomorrow morning rush hour.
On Tuesday, the overturned truck and subsequent fuel shut down Gandy for several hours from Pinellas County in both directions along with the connector between the bridge and the Selmon Expressway. The Selmon Expressway reopened shortly after 6 p.m. and Gandy Bridge shortly after 7 p.m.