As an independent Expressway Authority, 100% of our revenues stay right here in Tampa and Hillsborough County. Our properties, Selmon Greenway, Selmon Expressway, Brandon Parkway and Meridian Avenue, are vital links in our region's transportation system.
The Selmon Greenway is a world-class city that encourages walking, bike riding, skating and other healthy outdoor activities, and THEA is proud to play a role. Our 1.7 mile Selmon Greenway runs east-west through downtown Tampa - mostly in the shade of the expressway - and connects with the City’s Riverwalk and our own Meridian Avenue Trail. The Greenway is open for anyone who wants to enjoy fresh air, healthy exercise and the amenities of downtown Tampa. We are about our first "pocket park" along the Selmon Greenway, the Deputy John Kotfila, Jr., Memorial Dog Park. It is located at 705 Raymond Street, underneath the Selmon Expressway behind the Bell Channelside Apartments.
The Selmon Expressway is 15-mile all-electronic toll roadway that links west Hillsborough County through downtown Tampa to Brandon. The facility is a limited access toll road with two lanes in each direction, as well as the Reversible Express Lanes (REL), which provide an additional three lanes, westbound during the morning commute from Brandon to Tampa and eastbound during the evening commute and on weekends. The revenues collected are used to improve, maintain and expand all of THEA’s assets.
The Brandon Parkway Brandon Parkway is a three-mile toll-free parkway that feeds traffic on and off of the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway’s Reversible Express Lanes (REL), providing for easy commuting to downtown Tampa. Brandon Parkway connects to Lumsden Road, Providence Road, Town Center Boulevard and Lakewood Drive. It also provides pedestrian and biking paths that provide options and opportunities for exercise and healthy lifestyle activities.
The Meridian Avenue Meridian Avenue serves as an entrance and exit to the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway’s Reversible Express Lanes (REL) in downtown Tampa. The toll-free roadway helps connect the east and west side of downtown Tampa. It provides access to Twiggs Street, Kennedy Boulevard, Jackson Street and Channelside Drive, giving residents, visitors and commuters direct access to downtown Tampa, the Channelside District, the Port of Tampa and Amalie Arena. Both sides of Meridian Avenue have wide sidewalks for walking and biking.