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  • South Tampa Chamber to support the Selmon Extension

    Dear Valued Members & Community Partners,
    On June 20th, the board of directors of the South Tampa Chamber voted unanimously to support the Selmon Extension, a project that will add 1.6 miles of elevated toll roads connecting the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway and Gandy Bridge.
    With several new businesses recently opened on Gandy Boulevard, and more currently under development, traffic to visit these destination locations will only increase. Additionally, several residential communities are planned to be developed both to the immediate north and south of the Gandy corridor over the next few years bringing thousands of new residents to South Tampa. The Chamber feels that a timely solution must be implemented in order to improve and sustain the quality of life for both the businesses and residents of South Tampa. After months of discussion with the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority, and businesses along Gandy Boulevard, we feel that the Selmon Extension will provide much needed relief to the road congestion along this main artery through our community.
    As the project progresses, our number one priority will continue to be to educate and support the businesses along Gandy Boulevard. The South Tampa Chamber of Commerce looks forward to working in partnership with the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority and other community organizations to find ways to make the process as seamless as possible for both our businesses and residents who will be most affected by the project.
    To view additional resources, please access the links below.
    - Official Press Release from THEA & STCOC
    - Article in June 21st Tampa Bay Business Journal
    - Selmon Extension Information from THEA

    As always, please reach out to me directly with any questions or concerns you may have at (813) 637-0156 or ceo@southtampachamber.org, or our Chairman Bill Yanger at chairman@southtampachamber.org.
    Best Wishes, 

    Kelly A. Flannery
    President & CEO
    South Tampa Chamber of Commerce