Your drive to work this morning might have taken a little longer as that new extension that lets you drive over the traffic on Gandy Boulevard is closed. It was out of “an abundance of caution” that engineers decided to close the stretch of road to the public. They found 2 steel strands have become loose.
The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority says they probably could’ve done the repair work with vehicles using the extension, but wanted to be on the safe side and do some more research. Gandy Blvd and the Gandy Bridge are still open. It’s just the extension that is closed. There’s no word of when it’ll open back up to drivers. [Source: THEA]
Hopefully it’s back this weekend in time for the Blue Angels visit!