Thursday, January 18, 2018
Transportation

At last, Interstate 4-Selmon Expressway connector opens

TAMPA — A new elevated toll road connecting Interstate 4 to the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway opened Monday morning and traffic was flowing smoothly, officials said.

"It's been a long time coming, and I'm glad it's finally open,'' said John McShaffrey, a spokesman for the Florida Department of Transportation.

No major problems were reported as the ramps opened.

Although the connector will welcome vehicle traffic, the $425 million project is not complete.

Substantial work, including side streets, cross streets and landscaping, still needs to be done over the next few months.

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