The Express lanes are designated as State Road 618A. They stretch from Channelside in Tampa east to Brandon Parkway by Westfield Brandon Town Center Mall. The three lane roadway is reversible, flowing westbound during the morning and eastbound during the evening.


Florida 618A east
Meridian Avenue leads motorists directly to the Selmon Express lanes leading east to Brandon. The six lane boulevard provides a direct route north from Channelside to SR 618 east. Photo taken 10/09/15.
Twiggs Street provides an alternate route to U.S. 41 Business & Florida 60 (Channelside Drive) three blocks to the east as Meridian Avenue transitions to the Selmon Express lanes. Photo taken 10/09/15.
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The Selmon Express Lanes commence with three lanes turning east below the SR 618 mainline. A barricade lowers during westbound operation, closing off access to them from Meridian Avenue. Photos taken 10/09/15.
The Express Lanes see their own set of mileposts. Photo taken 10/09/15.
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SR 618A elevates over the Selmon Expressway mainline along southwestern reaches of Historic Ybor City. Photos taken 10/09/15.
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The Express Lanes advance east from above U.S. 41 Business (20th Street) through the directional T interchange with the Selmon Connector. Completed in January 2014, the connector provides a high speed link from the Selmon Expressway mainline to I-4 on the north side of Ybor City. Photos taken 10/09/15.
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A slip ramp provides access to the Express Lanes from the Selmon Expressway mainline just east of Exit 9 with U.S. 41 Business. Photos taken 10/09/15.
The Express Lanes elevated again from 39th Street east to 78th Street (CR 573). Photo taken 10/09/15.
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East from milepost 9, the Selmon Expressway parallels the Palm River along side industrial areas on Florida 60 (Adamo Drive) between U.S. 41 (Exit 11) and 78th Street (Exit 12). Photos taken 10/09/15.
Turning southward, Florida 618A nears the egress point onto the Selmon Expressway mainline ahead of the interchanges with U.S. 301, Falkenburg Road and Interstate 75. Photo taken 10/09/15.
An AET gantry collects tolls at the end of the Express Lane viaduct. Photo taken 10/09/15.
Single lane slip ramps connect the Express Lanes with the SR 618 mainline. The Express Lanes east default onto Brandon Parkway (SR 628). Photo taken 10/09/15.
A final ingress point provides access from the Selmon Expressway mainline for Westfield Brandon Town Center Mall and Lumsden Road into Brandon. Photo taken 05/11/07.
The Express Lanes bisect the trumpet interchange between SR 618 and I-75 on the one mile approach to the at-grade intersection with Town Center Boulevard. Photo taken 05/11/07.
The two lane viaduct crosses over Brandon Town Center Drive and Gornto Lake Road south of the adjacent shopping mall. Photo taken 05/11/07.
SR 618A transitions into unsigned SR 628 (Brandon Parkway) at forthcoming Town Center Boulevard. Photo taken 05/11/07.
Brandon Parkway expands into a four-lane roadway as it circles east and south to Lumsden Road. Photo taken 05/11/07.
Town Center Boulevard angles northwest from Providence Road to Westfield Brandon Town Center Mall. Photo taken 05/11/07.
Florida 618A west
The egress point from the Express Lanes (SR 618A) onto the Selmon Expressway mainline serves the local exits to 50th Street (U.S. 41) and 22nd Street (U.S. 41 Business). The Express Lanes otherwise bee line west to Channelside and Downtown Tampa. Photo taken 08/12/14.
Curving northward, the Selmon Expressway crosses Delaney Creek as the slip ramp connects the Express Lanes with the SR 618 mainline. The Express Lanes opened in 2006 as an all electronic toll (AET) facility. Photo taken 10/19/13.



Photo Credits:

  • 05/11/07 by AARoads and Corey Dukes.
  • 10/19/13 by AARoads.
  • 08/12/14 by AARoads.
  • 10/09/15 by AARoads.

Connect with:
Interstate 75
U.S. 41 Business - Tampa
Florida 60

Page Updated 03-12-2018.