The ribbon was cut Monday on the long-awaited Selmon Expressway West Extension. The 1.9-mile, $230-million bridge carries traffic above crowded Gandy Boulevard in Tampa, connecting the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway with the Gandy Bridge.
The new lanes have been under construction since 2018. They’re elevated 30 feet off the ground to alleviate concerns from local business owners who feared the span would block signage and visibility.
The cost to use the extension will be $0.95 with SunPass, or $1.31 with Toll-By-Plate billing.