I-4 Crosstown Connector/Selmon Expressway

I-4 connector aerial image

Cardno was engaged as the lead construction engineering consultant to ensure the Selmon Expressway Interchange project was delivered on time and within budget.

As one of the first build-finance projects for the Florida Department of Transportation, Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise and the Tampa – Hillsborough County Expressway Authority, it was critical to successfully deliver the I-4 Selmon Expressway Interchange on time and within budget.  

We were responsible for pre-construction design review, construction administration, monitoring, managing and reporting on contractors’ onsite construction operations and construction materials testing, and quality of work inspections.  

The I-4 Selmon Expressway interchange is a limited access interchange connector that extends from the Selmon Expressway north along the west side of 31st Street to I-4 in Hillsborough County, Florida.  

The elevated highway includes a series of individual ramps to improve the regional traffic flow throughout the Tampa Bay area and to provide direct access to Ybor City, a local, historic neighborhood northeast of downtown Tampa, famous for its once multicultural demographic and cigar factories.

The new connector also provides reversible lanes to accommodate heavy rush-hour traffic and a direct access route to the Port of Tampa for trucks only. The project also included the use of open road tolling, which eliminated the need for toll booths.  

The Selmon Expressway Interchange project has improved regional traffic patterns throughout Tampa Florida by providing a vital transportation link between the Selmon Expressway (a tolled facility) and I-4.