THEA Opens The Selmon West Extension

The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) announced that the $230 million Selmon West Extension opened to traffic shortly after noon today.

Tampa Bay Times reports, “the newest route linking Tampa and Brandon with Pinellas County to the west is being hailed as a historic moment. The extension will connect businesses, freight, and people in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties, Vincent Cassidy, chairman of the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority board, said in an email to the Times. ‘It will help stimulate social and economic prosperity for local businesses and the entire region,’” Cassidy added.