1. Transportation

Construction to cause detour for westbound Selmon Expressway traffic

Published Nov. 15, 2012

TAMPA — A construction project on the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway was scheduled to create a detour for all westbound traffic at Kennedy Boulevard on Sunday evening.

Traffic was expected to be forced to exit onto westbound Kennedy Boulevard, then south on Morgan Street and back onto the expressway from 7 p.m. Sunday until 5 a.m. Monday.

When the detour is removed, the westbound lane on that stretch of expressway that had been closed since December 2011 should be reopened, providing two through lanes — although one lane will still be closed periodically at night as construction continues.